Pineapple is an annual crop which is of tropical origin. It is one of the foods that pesticides have low impact upon. Such is as a result of its thick peel, so it is a resistant plant. The flesh is yellowish, sweet and tasty with pervasive and inviting flavor or aroma. All through the ages, it has been taken as food and medicine for healing.
Nutritional and medicinal properties
It contains bromelin, an enzyme which acts similarly with pepsin (stomach enzyme that aids the digestion of proteins). Consumption of the fruit accelerates the digestion of proteins because of bromelin. It also contains fruit sugar (fructose), crude fiber, and high content of vitamin C and A. It contains fiber, potassium, phosphorous, and calcium, which are beneficial to the body. Pineapple has great taste
Its molecules are high with a very powerful anticancer component. It helps in elimination of cellulite, works against wrinkles and swellings. It has great impact for weight loss
Reasons on why you should eat more pineapple
Peristaltic movement of the bowl to enhance digestion
The insoluble crude fiber content facilitates peristaltic – turning movement – in the digestive tract. Once this is going on, indigestion or constipation becomes difficult. In fact, if one has constipation, he should drink a glass of pure pineapple juice. Such constipation will be relieved within hours. If the bowl is free, incidence of stomach cancers are low. It is speculated that the fiber and vitamin C are responsible for this.
Pineapple Protects against many types of cancer
It is a good source of antioxidants. Antioxidant fights free radicals. They also, prevent damage to cells. They also help in fighting against many diseases, which include atherosclerosis, heart disease, arthritis, various forms of cancers, and others
It is an appetite suppressant. It has anorectic action. Some weight loss diets contain essentially pineapple product.
Pineapple is also believed to improve the blood circulatory system including the maintenance of good health of the blood vessels. The high vitamin C content may be a contributory factor as it is a powerful antioxidant
The juice can be used as a gargle for sour throat.
Urinary tract infection
Regular consumption of pineapple is very good for clearing the urinary tract of all sorts of infections
It protects against inflammation and infections
Pineapple is rich in vitamin C and bromelain. Bromelain is an enzyme that breaks down proteins. Bromelain also helps in fighting microbial infections.
It also has bechic properties. They help to relive cough once consumed. This may likely be due to the sugars and organic acid present in the pineapple juice. It will effectively have natural cure to cold and stop coughing.
For Bone Strength
It contains high levels of manganese. This strengthens the bones and connective tissue. A glass of pineapple juice is rich of the daily need for this mineral
There are also studies that show, that eating of pineapple is helpful in warding off arthritis.
Keeps the eyes
With ageing, sight weakens. The beta carotene in pineapple is useful for good eye sight, if consumed regularly.
Helps the heart
It helps to lower cholesterol. This is achieved through the soluble crude fibers that bind with fat in gastrointestinal tract or gullet or the digestive tract, including the intestines. Eventually, such cholesterol is eliminated through defecation.
Constant consumption of pineapples will strengthen the heart and protect the heart from many diseases
Digestion of Bromelain is highly enhanced, while Vitamin C and fiber will have a beneficial effect on metabolism
Strong Protection against hypertension
High level of potassium and low amounts of pineapple sodium helps to maintain normal blood pressure. Thus those with high blood pressure should benefit from this food
It works against acne
Pineapple is rich in Vitamin C, thus it eliminates dark spots and gray complexion. It also generates collagen and is very important fighter in the war against acne.
Natural Pineapple juice
Banana cut in half
Chunks of pineapple -frozen
Place the pineapple juice, banana, frozen pineapple in a blender.
Blend until smooth. Pour into glasses and serve