The Amazing health benefits and healing properties of pineapple

Pineapple is a world wide and  famous fruit. It is loved for its sweet taste and juicy flesh. Apart from being a delicious fruit, pineapple has been known to be a constituent of conventional medicine for alleviating some minor health problems.

Nutrients found in pineapple (source)
(1 cup, fresh, 165 g about 85 calories)

  • vitamin c (105%)
  • manganese (77%)
  • copper (20%)
  • vitamin B6 (11 %)
  • vitamin B1 (11%)
  • fiber (9%)
  • folate (7 %)
  • pantothenic acid (7%)

1 protection against macular degeneration
One study published in the archives of opthalmology recommends the consumption of fruits rich in vtamin c because they found out that daily consumption of such fruits reduces the risk of age-related macular degeneration (source).

2 prevention of colds and flu
vitamin c is the most abundant nutrient found in pineapple. fruits or diets that are rich in vitamin c have been shown to fight infections caused by bacteria, protozoa and viruses. \vitamin 
c has been found to be helpful with colds and flu. Furthermore, Vitamin c consumption has been shown to halve the number of colds in physically active people (source). 

Pineapple also contains an active compound which is responsible for majority of its health benefits. This compound is known as Bromelain. Bromelain is highly concentrated in the stem of the pineapple. It is rather unfortunate that many people are not aware of this and tend to discard the stem.

3 Immune system support
Our immune system is the body's natural defense against infections. Vitamin C is very vital for the proper functioning of the immune system and it is abundant in pineapple. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant and can help in getting rid of free radicals in our system that can cause harm (source).

Bromelain has been shown to be beneficial in the following conditions

4 Good for breastfeeding and promotes lactation by increases milk yield and milk composition 
Animal studies have showed that daily doses of bromelain can help increase milk composition and milk yield. This study also recommended the use of pineapple bi products, especially in tropical countries (source).

5 Treatment of indigestion (dyspepsia)
A study conducted by University Department of Gastro-Hepathology, Molinette Hospital, Turin, Italy showed that bromelain, sodium bicarbonate and essential oils have therapeutic effect on the treatment of functional dyspepsia. Bromelain was found to stimulate enzyme activity in the stomach which is helpful in the treatment of indigestion (source).

6 Reduces inflammation
Fresh pineapple is able to reduce inflammation in tendon injury (source), arthritis and swelling after injury. 

7 Helps with asthma and allergic airway disease
Fresh pineapple has been shown to help in alleviating the symptoms of asthma (source) and allergic airway disease (source). Consuming pineapple will there help with these breathing conditions.

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  1. Prevention of this disease includes exercising, eating well, and not smoking. In 2015 it affected 6.2 million people globally.[2] In 2013 it was the fourth most common cause of blindness after cataracts, preterm birth, and glaucoma. therapy and macular degeneration treatment may helpful.



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