Benefits Of Pineapple
Pineapple is a delicious tropical fruit. Apart from the excellent taste, it provides a variety of health benefits to people who enjoy this delicious fruit. Pineapple is rich in vitamins especially vitamin C. Other vitamins include vitamin A, vitamin B1 Thiamin, vitamin B2 Riboflavin, vitamin B3 Niacin and vitamin B6. Minerals present include potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, sodium and zinc. With high carbohydrate and water content this fruit has numerous benefits for fruit eaters.
1.Pineapple helps in relieving colds and cough
Pineapple contains rich quantities of Vitamin C and is used for relieving cold. Pineapple contains a substance known as Bromelain which is anti-inflammatory and helps in the loosening of mucus. Due to the presence of this compound pineapple is also useful in curing cough.
2.Pineapple helps in treating constipation
Pineapple contains rich quantities of fiber that helps in the proper bowel movement and passing of stool from the body. Thus pineapple prevents and relieves constipation. It is often believed that pineapple juice provides the same benefits as the solid fruit. But for treatment of constipation, fruit should always be preferred over pineapple juice as it contains additional sweeteners and additives.
3.Pineapple prevents nausea.
Although this benefit of pineapple is not very popular, but the fact is that it helps in preventing nausea. There are some situations when the individual knows that he or she will suffer from nausea as a bodily habit. For example nausea during pregnancy and during travel is a common unavoidable problem. People falling in this category should take in pineapple juice before the problem begins.
4.Pineapple helps in strengthening of bones
Pineapples contain high quantities of manganese, which although, required in traces, but is essential for building connective tissues and bones in the human body. A cup of pineapple is sufficient for providing almost 75% of recommended quantity of manganese. So, pineapple is useful in bone and connective tissue growth in young as well as old people.
5.Improves the immunity of the body
Approximately 33% of pineapple is vitamin C which acts as an antioxidant. The metabolic reactions taking place in the body produce a large number of free radicals that damage healthy body cells and buildup plaque on the inner walls of arteries. This is the chief cause of atherosclerosis and heart diseases. Antioxidants like vitamin C help in converting these radicals into harmless compounds and remove them out of the body. Thus pineapples are beneficial in preventing all these diseases.
6.Provides energy to the body
The high carbohydrate and sugar contents of pineapples make it useful for providing instant energy to the body.
So, if you want loads of energy for you daily physical tasks, and protect your eyes take a daily dose of pineapples. Manganese and Thiamin (vitamin B1) along with other enzymes present in pineapples play a significant role in production of energy inside the cells. Therefore, add pineapple to your diet and give yourself lots of energy all through the day.
July 23, 2012 1:50 pm
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