The Power of Pineapple

The Power of Pineapple

Healthy and delicious, pineapple can be quite good for you. Though it is high in sugar, it’s a far better source of the carbohydrate than high-fructose corn syrup or artificial sweeteners. And with a very curious nutritional profile, pineapple is also a prime ingredient in foods like smoothies and salads. It can even be used in conventional recipes that call for an acidic agent; instead of lemon or orange zest, use a few slices of pineapple. Want to know why this fruit is so good for you? Check out these benefits.
 
All the junk food around us means that digestion problems are no longer uncommon, especially when it comes to protein. These undigested substances form compounds, which your bloodstream then carries around, generating inflammation in places you don’t expect. Lethargy and weakness, as well as regular headaches, are symptoms of this.
 
Generally, while too much fruit after a big meal can interfere with normal digestive processes, pineapple is the exception. With plenty of bromelain, an enzyme that makes concentrated protein bonds smaller and easier to digest, it’s such a good fit for this job that the meat industry uses it as a tenderiser. The core has the greatest quantity of bromelain, so don’t throw it out!
 
pineapple is also a prime ingredient in foods like smoothies and salads 
 
Arthritis, if you suffer from it, can have a debilitating effect on the quality of your life. Pineapple has a number of enzymes that can make things a little easier. Bromelain makes a return, as therapeutic doses of the substance provided significant pain relief to a number of people suffering from arthritis, as evidenced by a number of studies and experiments. When you consider that we have two major benefits against the high (natural) sugar content, it’s easy to see why pineapple has a bit of a bad reputation among fruits.
 
The beauty of bromelain surfaces once again, as it stops blood palettes from sticking together. This may lend it significance in treating people at risk of blood clots, such as those with a history of embolism or aneurysm. Anyone on blood-thinning medication should seriously discuss upping their pineapple consumption with their care provider. And bromelain even extends its effects to cancer treatments, especially in cases of mild colorectal and breast cancer.
 
Pineapples are a great source of antioxidants 
 
As with all other fruits, pineapples are a great source of antioxidants, which stop free radicals from doing their thing and causing cellular damage. As an incredibly rich source of vitamin C (far more than oranges), pineapples can give you 100% of the recommended daily allowance in just a cup of the fruit. As the body’s primary water-soluble antioxidant, vitamin C is your first line of defence against substances that can potentially cause cancerous development.
 
Damage from free radicals is also a contributor to a number of autoimmune issues such as asthma and inflammation, while heart disease and kidney health are also affected. But perhaps those who stand to gain the most benefit are people with respiratory conditions. The combination of vitamin C and bromelain makes pineapple juice a highly effective treatment for these illnesses, including the common cold.
 
Pineapple contains a number of enzymes that lower inflammation in the nasal cavity. This breaks down any excess mucus across your respiratory system, from your sinuses to your throat to your lungs. Serious respiratory conditions such as bronchitis or chronic wheezing can improve considerably with regular consumption of pineapple and pineapple juice, especially when the sufferer also has to contend with issues such as arthritis or cancer.                                                                                                                     ..... Ashwin