Pair up with pears!
Once nicknamed ‘butter fruit’ for its soft texture, the humble pear is the perfect snack. With a glycaemic-index (GI) score of 42, this fruit helps keep your blood-sugar levels stable and your energy on an even keel.
A medium pear provides just 370kJ (89cal) and a generous 6g of dietary fibre, which lowers cholesterol levels and keeps your digestive system in good shape.
Pick pears with smooth skin that’s free of mould and bruises. Yes, pears bruise easily, so don’t squeeze the whole fruit to check whether it’s ripe. Instead, lightly press the flesh around the stem. This area will give a little when the fruit is ready to eat — delish!