Pineapple for health benefits
Pineapples known as an extravagant and healthy fruit. Pineapple nowadys commonly used in our homes. In Central and South America, pineapple is not only valued for its sweet taste, it has been used for digestion problems and inflammation.
- Pineapples may help in a Asthmatic and diabetic problems.
- One cup of pineapple contains 82 calories and 131 percent of vitamin C.
- Pineapple can be added to smoothies and a whole range of salads
. Pineapples decreases the risk of obesity,
. Diabetes, and
. Heart problems
. healthy complexion and hair,
. increased energy,
. an overall lower weight.
Pineapple’s possible health benefits include:
One of these nutrients is beta-carotene, found in plant foods like pineapple, mangoes, papaya, apricots, broccoli, cantaloupe, pumpkin, and carrots reduce the risk of asthma.
Increasing potassium intake by consuming pineapple, can help with lowering blood pressure.
Excellent source of the strong antioxidant – vitamin C, pineapples can help formation of free radicals known to cause cancer.
Consume high-fiber diets have lower blood glucose levels, and individuals may have improved blood sugar, lipids, and insulin levels. One medium pineapple provides about 13 grams of fiber.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends
. 21 to 25 grams per day for women
. 30-38 grams per day for men.
Pineapples, because of their fiber and water content, help to prevent constipation and promote regularity and a healthy digestive tract.
Healing and Inflammation
Bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapples, can reduce swelling, bruising, healing time, and pain associated with injury and surgical intervention.
The fiber, potassium, and vitamin C content in pineapple all support heart health.
High potassium intakes are also associated with a reduced risk of stroke, protection against loss of muscle mass, preservation of bone mineral density, and reduction in the formation of kidney stones.
The antioxidant vitamin C, when eaten in its natural form (as in a pineapple) or applied topically, can help to fight skin damage caused by the sun and pollution, reduce wrinkles, and improve overall skin texture. Vitamin C also plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, the support system of the skin.
Pineapples in your diet
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Make your own pineapple juice! Nothing tastes better than fresh fruit juice in the morning.
Whole pineapples should be stored at room temperature, while cut pineapple should be stored in the refrigerator.
If consuming canned or packaged pineapple, make sure to pick up the varieties canned only in pineapple juice, not heavy syrup.
- Make a fruit salad with strawberries, pineapple, oranges, and grapes. Top with unsweetened coconut for a fresh twist.
- Add some pineapple slices to your salad at lunch or dinner. Compliment the pineapple with walnuts or pecans, a crumbled cheese.
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