Benefits of Pineapple
Pineapple is a tropical fruit, it is nutritionally packed and one of the healthiest fruit. It is rich in various vitamins, antioxidants, and enzymes. Pineapple belongs to the Bromeliaceae family; it is also known as Ananas Comosus. It is the third most famous fruit after banana and citrus. It is made up of a composite of many flowers, each fruitlet also is known as “eye”, and fuse together around a central core
About 100 grams of raw pineapple provides 50 calories; it is a good source of potassium, vitamin A, Calcium, Vitamin C, Vitamin B-6, Magnesium, and Iron.
Health Benefits of Pineapple
It has been observed that low serum levels of antioxidants especially dietary were associated with certain allergic diseases like asthma. Beta Carotene and Vitamin are dietary antioxidants play a vital role against inflammation in the respiratory tract. Bromelain is a natural anti-inflammatory, it also has analgesic properties. A study published in International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 5, January 2015, concluded that pineapple juice was beneficial in the treatment of bronchial asthma; it also suggested consistent weight loss in severely obese patients with asthma.
Maintains Heart Healthy
Pineapple is rich in potassium, which is an important mineral; our body relies on this for balancing our blood pressure, fluid retention, water balance, acid-base balance in tissues and blood. Potassium also plays a vital role in the normal growth of your body; it helps in building your muscles. Potassium present in pineapple helps in managing high blood pressure because it dilutes the effect of sodium in our body. An average adult is recommended to intake 4,700 milligrams (mg) per day. This daily requirement can be easily met by consuming pineapple.
Helps in Treatment and Prevention of Cancer
Pineapple is a good source of a compound known as Bromelain; it is an enzyme that can be extracted from the stems of pineapple. Bromelain is also found in the fruit. It has been also found that Bromelain helps in destroying the cancerous cell without causing any harm to the normal cell. Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme (it digest proteins), it helps in treating cancer by restoring and boosting cytokines (they play a key role in destroying cancer cells in our body), decreasing inflammation, dissolve fibrin( it act as glue for cancer cell and help them in sticking together). Raw pineapple when consumed empty stomach is more beneficial in fighting against cancer.
Boost your immunity
Pineapple contains an enzyme called Bromelain, it maintains the pH of blood, keeps it alkaline. This helps in increasing the immunity of your body. It also helps in relieving inflammation and water retention in the body. Likewise, aspartic acids present in pineapple helps in maintain the metabolic activity of the body. Pineapple is a rich source of ascorbic acid, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6. Pineapple helps in fighting against bacterial and viral infection helps in strengthening your immune system. A half cup of fresh pineapple can fulfil your 50% of the recommended amount of vitamin C.
Pineapple helps in overcoming fatigue and breakdown in the body; it is a good source of substances like leucine and valine which are key to repair and growth of muscular tissue in our body.
Dietary measures taken in compliance with professional medical treatment can help in stabilizing the functions of your joints over a long term. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein which is crucial in all the biological processes in our body. Amino acids help information of cartilage, help in transportation and storage of vital nutrients, help in repair and healing of bones and muscles. Manganese is an essential mineral which is essential information of bone. Vitamin C is essential information of collagen in bones, cartilage, blood vessels and muscles
Pineapple aid in digestion, it reduces bloating and relieves constipation. It helps in digestion by contributing to the faster breakdown of protein in the body.
Pineapple is rich in manganese; it is an essential nutrient and help in fighting to age. It protects your body from the harmful effects of free radicals.
Assists Weight Loss
Pineapple contains zero cholesterol and saturated fats; this makes it ideal for weight loss. Unlike other fruits, the natural sweetness of the pineapple.
Choosing a Perfect Pineapple
Pineapple promotes overall immunity and well being, always choose fresh fruit. Canned pineapples are zero in Bromelain, which is lost during the canning process. Choose ripe fruit, which gives off a sweet, fresh smell. Avoid pineapple with areas of discolouration and soft spots.
Dr Reena Prajapat is a dentist, she post graduated in hospital management from Apollo Institute of hospital Administration, Hyderabad. Her strong belief in natural and home remedies lead her to Pursue bachelor in naturopathy.