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The succulent flavor of the pulp of the medlar does that this fruit is liked to most of persons who prove it. Also, for his facility to eat it and his nourishing properties, it can be consumed by the persons of all the ages.

The medlar stands out for his content in pectin, a type of soluble fibre, that he exercises diverse organic functions, what turns him into interesting fruit in different situations or illnesses. The soluble fibre retains water, swells up in the stomach forming a gel, what reduces the speed of gastric emptying and produces sensation of satiety, very useful for persons who continue slimming diets. To the pectin charitable effects assume to him in case of diarrhea since it makes the intestinal transit slower, on having retained water. The wealth joins this in tannins of the medlar (more abundant in his juice), substances with astringent and anti-inflammatory properties. The tannins dry and desinflaman the intestinal mucous membrane (layer that upholsters the interior of the digestive conduit), therefore the consumption of mature medlars turns out to be effective in the treatment of the diarrhea.

On the other hand, the pectin increases the pH (it diminishes the acidity) after there comes the acidic good mixed and neutralized with the food and the proper fibre, by what the consumption of mature medlars is indicated in case of gastrointestinal disorders (delicate stomach, gastritis, ulcer gastroduodenal, etc). To the wealth in pectin, the citric, tartaric acids join and málico abundant in his pulp, which they exercise on the mucous regulatory actions and tonificantes. Also, the fibre helps to reduce the cholesterol valuations in blood and to the good control of the glycemia (sugar levels in blood), therefore the medlars consumption is beneficial in case of hipercolesterolemia and diabetes.

The medlars varieties with the pulp of more marked color are a source not despicable at all of beta - caroteno, substance with antirust properties, therefore the consumption of these varieties helps to reduce the risk of degenerative, cardiovascular illnesses and enclosed of the cancer.

The medlar, given his high content in potassium and organic acids, is a good diuretic, the urine production increases and it facilitates the elimination of fine sands and sediments of uric acid of the kidneys, by what it is indicated especially in case of drop, excess of uric acid, calculations of uric acid, hypertension. Whom do there take diuretics that eliminate potassium and to the persons with bulimia; due to the episodes of autoinduced vomiting that provoke big losses of this mineral, the consumption of these fruits benefits them. Nevertheless, his consumption will have to be born in mind by the persons who suffer from renal insufficiency and who need of special diets controlled in this mineral.

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