Pear Ginger Tart

Pear Ginger Tart. Not apples. Not potatoes. Pears. (Although they do look like potatoes.)

Nutritional Benefits?

Pears:

  • high in fiber (which in turn binds with the bile acid in the liver and decreases cholesterol production-> reduces risk of heart disease and colorectal cancer)
  • high in Copper (helps with formation of collagen and iron absorption)
  • high in Vitamin C and K
  • flavonols in pears help improve insulin sensitivity and thus help reduce the risk of Type 2 Diabetes
  • surprisingly, it contains cinnamic acid (the main health factor of cinnamon) which helps reduce risk for gastric and esophageal cancer
  • The women in Lyon also swear that it helps with cellulite

Ginger:

  • reduces pain and inflammation
  • helps soothe the stomach- no cramps, no gasses, and no ulcers!
  • warms you up
  • lowers blood sugar
  • scientists are currently trying to prove that it lowers your risk of Alzheimer’s disease

If you do decide to spice it up, spices also have health benefits which include lowering your blood sugar and boosting your immune system. However, since pears already have cinnamic acid, and if you are like me who hates cinnamon, no need to spice it up!

Recipe: ForkKnifeSwoon

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