Pineapples are formed by many individual berries which are merging together and every single scale is an individual berry.
Nutritional Benefits of Pineapple
This fruit is abundant in vitamin C and manganese, but it is also a great source of dietary fiber and bromelain. Moreover, pineapple is also a rich source of thiamine and vitamin B which is excellent for energy production. Due to the fact it has no cholesterol, fat and it is low in sodium, pineapple is ideal for diets. For instance, a cup of pineapple pieces contains only 82 calories.
When it comes to bromelain, the core of the fruit has the highest concentration of it and due to its anti-inflammatory properties is useful in treating sports injuries as well as for relieving pain.
According to recent studies, bromelain has the capacity to fight cancer. People that undergo chemotherapy should definitely consume more pineapple because It aids in suppressing the cancer cell growth. Moreover, it contains beta-carotene as well which protects from prostate and colon cancer.
Benefits the heart
Vitamin C is extremely important since it protects against heart disease. According to many studies conducted from Finland to China, high amounts of vitamin C decrease the risk of coronary heart disease.
When it comes to vision protection, vitamin C is also a major factor because higher amounts of vitamin C have the ability to decrease the risk of cataracts.
Pineapple is abundant in vitamin C as well as in different minerals such as zinc, folic acid, beta-carotene, copper etc., which all of them increase the fertility in both men and women.
As we previously mentioned, pineapples contain beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A through the process of digestion. According to some studies, this mineral has the ability to reduce the chance of exercise-induced asthma.
Osteoarthritis can be treated with pineapples due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Recipe for a “miraculous” pineapple juice
- Filtered water 1L
- 1 whole pineapple with its shell
- Sweetener for taste.
- Make sure to wash the pineapple skin thoroughly, then peel it and separate the shell, removing the fruit and the crown.
- After that, boil the shell with some pineapple pulp. Once boiled, allow it to cool off and dilute it with a liter of water. In order to get better taste, add some honey.
In the end, strain the juice and drink it.