Pineapples are one of America’s favorite tropical fruit only second to bananas. They are sweet, sometimes tart, juicy and sticky. Pineapples come from the bromeliad family which rarely produces edible fruit. The yellowish fruit provides many great benefits for health. They are loaded with many important vitamins and nutrients that are our bodies require. They contain Vitamin A, C, calcium, potassium and manganese. They are rich in fiber and calories, but they are low in fat and cholesterol.
But…. that is not the only benefit they provide.
Eating pineapples can help with illness, digestion, strong bones, prevention of macular degeneration, arthritis, blood clots, sinusitis and bronchitis.
Illness- Because pineapples contain a rich source of Vitamin C, one cup of pineapples a day will provide you with your daily need. Vitamin C is known to help in the prevention of the common cold.
They contain Bromelain, which has been shown to help with sinusitis and bronchitis as it reduces nasal inflammation by breaking up the mucus in the nasal, sinus and respiratory area.
Helps Digestion– Did you know that eating one slice of pineapple after each meal can reduce the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, bloating, nausea, gas, and constipation. The fresh juice of the pineapple aids in removing intestinal worms.
Prevents Macular Degeneration- Macular degeneration is the most common cause of vision loss and blindness in older adults. Pineapples are rich in beta-carotene and studies have shown that three servings a day can decrease the chances of developing macular degeneration.
Strong Bones- The mineral manganese plays a crucial part here. Manganese is necessary to build strong bones and connective tissue. Pineapples also have anti- inflammatory qualities which can help with painful joints, arthritis and provide pain relief for these conditions.
Gums- Pineapples help to strengthen the gums which need to remain strong as your gums hold your teeth in place. Unhealthy gums can lead to the loss of teeth.
Pineapples tend to spoil quickly and can be stored at room temperature. Pineapple can improve your health, be careful if you are a diabetic as the natural sugar is high.
Please check with your doctor before implementing this fruit into your diet as it can have adverse effects on certain medications.
by: MDA Admin
Sources: Medical News Today www.medicalnewstoday.com/article/276903.php
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