Don’t we know fresh tree-ripened pears when we see them? My husband enjoys fresh fruit with the lunch I pack for him every day. Yesterday I bought Comice Pears at Sprouts Farmers Market.
Comice is also known as the “Christmas pear,” this elegant varietal works well with (try low calorie laughing cow) cheese. Slight color change when ripe, the Comice is very large, juicy and sweet to taste. Available September through February, this shipment was from Yakima Farms.
Fresh produce can replace “obesogens” which are fat-producing chemicals found in processed food. The absolute worst of these is corn syrup, and when I read labels, I’m shocked at its prevalence. According to obesogen expert Stephen Perrine and fully explained by Dr Oz, these compounds are fattening beyond their caloric value. Sugar and corn syrup was the subject of a recent study at the University of Texas, proving how these substances sucker punch the liver, triggering warp-speed fat production for at least four hours. Friends, replace those “healthly, ha!” cereal bars with fresh fruit