Pears and CIDP | CIDP Neuropathy Support Group of California
Pears are packed with nutrition. They may be one of the most powerful fruits when it comes to helping with CIDP neuropathy.
By Shiraz Abbas
Pears are some of the sweetest fruits you can eat. When they say that fruits are nature’s candy, “they” aren’t kidding. The good news is that its packed with nutrition and it doesn’t have the downfalls of conventional and processed candies. One of the potential benefits of pears is for people who suffer from autoimmune diseases like CIDP neuropathy.
Pears are very high in fiber. Each pear contains around 5 grams of fiber, that’s more than most whole wheat breads you will have. But why is fiber important for autoimmune diseases? Remember that bad gut bacteria has been linked with the development of autoimmune diseases. Fiber is important in your diet as it cleanses your colon of toxicity and bad bacteria thereby leaving room for good bacteria to thrive which are essential for a healthy immune system and inflammatory balance in the body.
The upside of pears is that its fiber isn’t just your regular kind of fiber. It contains something called pectin fiber which is a highly valuable fruit fiber that is much more powerful than the conventional fibers found in greens, legumes and wheats.
Pears also contain lots of vitamin C. As we saw earlier, vitamin C can be effective in helping with CIDP neuropathy. This is because vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals in the body which incidentally have been linked with the development of autoimmune diseases.
Remember that everything you consume must always be done in moderation. If you suffer from CIDP neuropathy and wish to alter your diet, please make sure to consult with your doctor first.
Shiraz Abbas is the founder and manager of the CIDP Neuropathy Support Group. He is also one of the main community educators of IVIG therapy. He resides in Fresno, California. Shiraz can be contacted through our free CIDP advice service at 1-855-782-0574.