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Pineapple Juice Health Benefits

Pineapple is one of the healthiest fruits. It is rich of enzymes, minerals, trace elements and vitamins, and has calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, iodine and zinc, and vitamins A, B, E and C.

Pineapple protects the body from the negative effects of stress and help to maintain good general health. Pineapples components, especially bromelain, affect bowel function and destroy bacteria.

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Nutritional information / calories

100g = 50 calories

  • Fat: 0g (0% recommended daily value)
  • Saturated Fat: 0g (0%)
  • Trans fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 0g
  • Satl: 1 mg (0%)
  • Carbohydrate: 13g (4%)
  • Fiber: 1g (6%)
  • Sugars: 10g
  • Protein: 1g

Vitamins and minerals in pineapple

100g pineapple contains:

  • Vitamin C: 47.8mg (80% of daily needs)
  • Vitamin B1 (thiamine): 0.1 mg (5%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.1mg (6%)
  • Folic acid: 18.0mcg (5%)
  • Manganese: 0.9mg (46%)

5 Bromelain Health Benefits

Bromelain is generally available as dietary supplement and has a number of beneficial effects on health:
1. it is believed that helps with asthma (although reported cases of allergic reactions to inhaled bromelain),

2. that reduces the formation of a blood clots,

3. that increases the absorption of antibiotics,

4. to acts as an immuno modulator and that way is useful as a supplement to cancer treatment,

5. that accelerates healing of wounds, etc

Bromelain penetrates through the skin. If is the juice of pineapple used to soak age spots, they will shrink and become white.

Bromelain increases circulation, lowers blood pressure and helps with arteriosclerosis. Also prevents inflammation and the formation of plaques in blood vessels.

Removes muscle spasms, and menstrual cramps. He lifts the state of proteins throughout the body; relieves the pancreas; removes edema and water from the body; relieves swelling and pain; prevents the appearance of a bruises and hematoma; cures sinus disease, asthma and diabetes etc.

Pineapple against cellulite

Scientists have proved that pineapple can prevent fat deposition, but has no effect on the reduction of the existing body fat.

health benefits of pineapple

Recent studies show that pineapple contains anticancer agents

Pineapple can play a role in maintaining the health of cells. A cup of fresh pineapple contains 70 mg of vitamin C and 95 milligrams of vitamin A. These compounds protect cells against threats of free radicals and help in the recovery of damaged cells. A lot of damaged cells can lead to premature aging and the development of various diseases.

The bones and connective tissues
One cup of raw pineapple has 1.55 milligrams of manganese, a mineral that helps develop strong bones and connective tissue. Doctors recommend 2.2 milligrams of manganese per day for men and 1.9 milligrams for women. Older people, and/or those who have osteoporosis, can improve their condition if they regularly eat pineapple or drink fresh pineapple juice.

People are always very concerned about the teeth, but sometimes forget the gums
The gums are just as important as hold teeth in place. If you have unhealthy gums, teeth will be in poor condition and will eventually fall out. A diet rich in pineapple will strengthen the gums and thus help teeth stay healthy and strong.

Pineapple keeps eye health

Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in adults.
It is caused by damage to the retina, and everyday activities such as reading or recognizing faces, become much more difficult so in that case a diet rich in pineapple is highly recommended.


Researches and references

CDC: “Fruit of the Month: Pineapple.”
http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/bromelain
http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/vitamins/vitaminC/
USDA Nutrient Database, R25
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC538506/
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/pineapple.html#Toxicity
http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/food/nutrition/nutrition/dietary_guide/hgic4062.html

 

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