HEALTH BENEFITS OF PINEAPPLE
Pineapple, one of the most popular tropical fruits, has recently gained much fame for its health promoting properties. Fresh pineapple is loaded with many essential vitamins and minerals. Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C, and the trace element manganese. It is also a good source of vitamin B1, vitamin B6, copper, magnesium and dietary fiber.
PINEAPPLE AND DIGESTIVE HEALTH
Traditionally, fresh pineapple fruit and juice has been consumed to heal any digestive concerns a person may have. The consumption of pineapple has been used to relieve heartburn and indigestion, treats nausea, bloating, and constipation.
PINEAPPLE AND INFLAMMATION
Pineapple, more specifically bromelain, is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory. It has been used to successfully manage the pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. Bromelain is also used to reduce swelling and bruising caused by surgery or injury. Pineapple can be eaten to reduce sinus inflammation, bronchitis, pneumonia, and help reduce cough and mucus.
PINEAPPLE AND CANCER
Many current studies are analyzing the anti-cancer properties of bromelain. By boosting the immune system, bromelain may increase the body’s ability to naturally kill tumours. Furthermore, pineapple has been shown to have anti-metastatic properties, in which bromelein may prevent or slow down tumour growth.
ANTIOXIDANT PROTECTION AND IMMUNE SUPPORT
Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C, a very powerful anti-oxidant. Anti-oxidants protect the body from the damage caused by free radicals, and thereby protecting against heart disease, atherosclerosis, cancers, and inflammation. Furthermore, vitamin C is essential for proper immune function.
PINEAPPLE AND ENERGY PRODUCTION AND BONE HEALTH
Pineapple is an excellent source of manganese, a trace mineral that is essential for energy production and bone health in the body. Thiamine, vitamin B1, is also found in pineapple and is also important for energy production.
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