Immune system support, bone strength, anti-inflammatory benefits, eye health, digestion, blood clot reduction, common cold, and sinus inflammation. These are a few health benefits of pineapples. Continue with reading to find out more…
First of all, pineapples were discovered on the Caribbean island in the 1493 year by Europeans. Pineapples can be eaten fresh or you can make some juice from them. Even they can be mixed in some salad with other fruits.
FUN FACT: Is the fact that pineapple takes almost three years to mature.
Pineapples contain many important vitamins and minerals. Here is a list of them:
- Vitamin B-6,
- Pantothenic acid,
- Beta-carotene (and other antioxidants),
- Vitamin C,
- Vitamin A,
- Also, contain one gram of protein.
How to fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution? You can do that with the antioxidants in pineapple, like vitamin C, especially when you eat them in its natural form or if you apply them topically. It also can reduce wrinkles, and improve overall skin texture because it plays a vital role in the formation of collagen.
Support heart health with pineapples. You can do that with fiber, potassium, and vitamin C. Therefore, high dose of potassium intakes protects against loss of muscle mass, preservation of bone mineral density, and reduction in the formation of kidney stones.
Also, it’s good to know that individuals with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes, who consume high-fiber diets, have lower blood glucose levels.
Finally, the enzyme called bromelain who is only in fresh pineapples. The enzyme alleviates joint pain and arthritis, inhibit tumor growth, reduce inflammation, and shorten recovery time following surgery. It’s a really important enzyme! So, it’s time to add some pineapple slices to your salad at lunch or dinner!
Enjoy pineapples and be healthy!