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Market Watch with Timaree Hagenburger: Pears

Delicious and versatile, pears are also packed with good-for-you nutrients.

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Timaree Hagenburger is a registered dietitian and nutrition professor at Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, and one of her favorite autumn fruits is the pear. She says that pears are one of the highest-fiber fruits. With 6 grams per medium-sized fruit, pears help you meet your daily requirement of 25 to 30 grams of fiber. Fiber helps prevent a bloated belly caused by constipation, which also helps prevent colon cancer. Plus, a diet high in fiber can keep your cholesterol levels down.

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