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7 Surprising Health Benefits of Pineapple

Aayush Chowdhury
Aayush Chowdhury
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The pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical plant with an edible fruit and the most economically significant plant. The pineapple is originated in South America, where it has been cultivated for several centuries. It is a very delicious and healthy fruit. Europeans named it after its resemblance to a pinecone. They are super-sweet, but pineapples are extremely low in calories. A cup of pineapple chunks contains only 80-85 calories. They are also fat-free, cholesterol-free, and low in Na content. Now let’s discuss as towhy you should put this fruit in your Dining table – 

Health Benefits of Pineapple

  1. Helps in Weight Loss: - Researches show the cause of anti-obesity effects of pineapples juice. This was observed to decrease lipogenesis (formation of fat) and increase lipolysis (the breakdown of fats to release fatty acids).

  2. Strengthens your bones: - Pineapple has loads of vitamin C and plenty of manganese which helps to strengthen bones and connecting tissues present in the muscles. Experiments also suggest that manganese helps preventing osteoporosis in post-menopausal women and children. One cup of fresh juice contains over 75% of the required daily dose of manganese. Kids, adults and elderly people should eat a few pulps of pineapple a day to keep their bodies strong and healthy.

  3. Asthma prevention: - The possibility of infected with asthma are lower in people who consume a high amount of specific nutrients namely beta-carotene. It is found in orange, yellow and dark green plant foods, such as pineapple, mangoes, papaya etc. Researchers have suggested bromelain can also contribute to reducing asthma disease and its symptoms.

  4. Treat colds and cough: - The huge level of anti-inflammatory enzyme protein bromelain and vitamin C of pineapple can be the best remedy for treating viral colds and cough. This is also known to reduce swelling of throats and respiratory problems. An enzyme that pineapples contain reduces inflammation and helps to clean up mucus in the respiratory tract. When you feel sick next time, drink a glass of pineapple juice instead of other juice. Your recovery will start faster.

  5. Helps in Digestion: - pineapples, their fiber presence and water content, help to cure constipation and promote regularity and a healthy digestive tract. Pineapples are also rich in Bromelain, an enzyme that helps the body digest proteins. It also reduces inflammatory immune cells, called cytokines that damage the digestive tract lining and the wall in it. The inedible stems are the most concentrated source of this protein enzyme, which can be extracted and is available in supplementary form in the market.

  6. Help to Reduce Cancer Risk:- Analysis shows that Bromelain in pineapples may have anti-cancer activity. The enzyme may have a direct impact on cancerous cells and their environment. It exhibits anti-cancer effects on colon cancer cells. Foods containing It is considered as good substitutes for reducing the risk of colorectal cancer. It can also hinder cancer progression by fighting inflammation, a primary contributor to cancer. It prevents the further generation of cancer cells by exposing them to the immune system.

  7. Good For Teeth:- Having pineapple in Breakfast helps to strengthen your gums and teeth. Your teeth and bones are made up of calcium and pineapple do have good source of it. It also does have manganese that also helps in strengthening your body structural parts. You just need to drink pineapple juice daily to be healthy.

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