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Pineapples have medicinal benefits which include their ability to improve respiratory health, cure coughs and colds, improve digestion, help you lose weight, strengthen bones, improve oral health, boost eye health, reduce inflammation, prevent cancer, increase heart health, fight off infections and parasites, improve the immune system, and increase circulation.  

They have huge health benefits due to its wealth of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, including potassium, copper, manganese, calcium,magnesium, vitamin C, beta carotene,  thiamin, B6, and folate, as well as soluble and insoluble fiber, and bromelain.

 

Nutrients-

Vitamin C – 80%

Manganese – 46%

Vitamin B6 – 6%

Fibre – 6%

Copper – 6%

Folate – 5%

Thiamin – 5%

Carbohydrate – 4%

Magnesium – 3%

Potassium – 3%

Calories – 2%

Protein – 1%

 

HEALTH BENEFITS OF PINEAPPLES

  • Arthritis Management: It has the ability to reduce the inflammation of joints and muscles, particularly those associated with arthritis. Pineapples contain a relatively rare proteolytic enzyme called bromelain, which is primarily associated with breaking down complex proteins, and it also has serious anti-inflammatory effects
  • Boosts Immune System: A single serving of pineapple has more than 130% of the daily requirement of vitamin-C
  • Tissue and Cellular Health: Since it has high Vitamin C, it creates collagen as it’s essential for protein base of blood vessel walls, skin, organs, and bones. High Vitamin C content helps you heal wounds and injuries to the body quickly, along with defending against infections and illness.
  • Cancer Prevention: Pineapples are rich in various other antioxidants, including vitamin A, beta carotene, bromelain, various flavonoid compounds, and high levels of manganese, which is an important co-factor of superoxide dismutase, an extremely potent free radical scavenger that has been associated with a number of different cancers. Pineapple has directly been related to preventing cancers of the mouth, throat, and breast.
  • Digestion: Rich source of fibre, however they are special in that they contain both soluble and insoluble fibre. This means that eating a healthy amount of pineapples can protect you from a vast amount of health conditions, including constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, atherosclerosis and blood clotting, as well as blood pressure.
  • Coughs and Colds:  Special enzyme and bromelain are found in pineapples which is also connected with the reduction of phlegm and mucus build up in the respiratory tracts and sinus cavities. This prevents illnesses that cause phlegm and mucus build-up, while also treating them by loosening those materials and eliminating them from your body
  • Bone Health: Contains manganese which is another mineral that is essential in the strengthening of bones, as well as their growth and repair. Manganese is the most prominent mineral in pineapple, and a single serving can deliver more than 70% of your daily requirement of this essential mineral.
  • Oral Health: Along with the antioxidant compounds that protect against oral cancer, pineapples also strengthen gums and make sure that your teeth do not become loose. It also helps to tighten up tissues and tone the body so things like tooth loss, hair loss, and muscle weakness or skin loosening does not occur.
  • Eye Health: Pineapples have been directly connected to boosting eye health and preventing the age-related deficiencies
  • Blood Pressure: Contains potassium which  eases the tension and stress of the blood vessels and promotes blood circulation to various parts of the body. This can prevent clots from blocking the flow of blood and reduces the accumulation of plaque in the arteries and vessels. This helps people prevent conditions like atherosclerosis, heart attacks, and strokes. 
  • Blood Circulation: Provides the body with copper which is a necessary element for the formation of healthy red blood cells. High red blood cell count increases oxygenation to the various organ systems and makes them function at optimal levels. It also increases cognitive abilities and can maintain neural pathways to prevent neural disorders like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

 

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