Pineapple, scientifically known as Ananas comosus, is one of the healthiest fruit on earth. It is not just a delicious tropical fruit, it is generally an immune booster. It builds strong bones, aids digestion and is also low in calories.
Wonders of taking Pineapple/Pineapple juice:
- Immune booster
Taking pineapples everyday can help defend your body from harmful free radicals and diseases, they are loaded with healthy antioxidants. Antioxidants are molecules that generally help the body in combating oxidative stress (a state of having too many free radicals in the body). These free radicals are capable of damaging the body cells thereby leading to a weakened immune system. Pineapple intake also helps in relieving stress.
- Aids digestion
Pineapple is a high source of fibre which is essential in food digestion.
- Source of vitamins
It is a natural source of sugar and it is highly rich in vitamin C which helps the immune system. Other vitamins/minerals present in pineapple include: Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Calcium, Iron, Potassium, Magnesium and Phosphorus.
- Libido booster
It contains high level of thiamine and vitamin C. They also contain manganese, which is good for sexual health in both men and women. They enhance sexual performance.
- Reduces hypertension:
Pineapple juice contains high amount of potassium and low amount of sodium thereby reducing the body blood pressure.
- Reduction of belly fat
Taking pineapples alongside your weight loss activities can help you shed some weight.
- Aids Metabolism
Pineapple plays a role in carbohydrate and fat metabolism. It aids calcium absorption and speeds up the loss of fat in our body.
- Brightening of the skin
It contains proteolytic plant enzymes capable of removing dead cells in the body and lightening or brightening up your skin.
- Reducing the risk of Cancer
Regular intake of Pineapple fruit juice helps in promoting heart health, it fights certain types of cancer and boosts the immune system.
- Pineapple skin is anti-inflammatory in nature
The rough pineapple skin contains an enzyme known as Bromelain which is generally anti-inflammatory in nature. Pineapple skin is also believed to help in fighting intestinal parasites; it reduces swelling that occurs after surgery. They also help with constipation.
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