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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Amazing Health Benefits Of Pineapples

Fruits form an important part of healthy diet. They are rich in vitamins, fibre, minerals and are low in sodium, cholesterol.

Among fruits, Pineapple has got its uniqueness. It belongs to the family Bromeliaceae. It is a primary source of vitamin C, sodium, potassium and manganese. Additionally it also contains vitamin B1, vitamin B6, copper, folate and dietary fiber. Pineapple juice has a vibrant taste and contains an enzyme Bromelain, rich in medicinal values.

Let us focus on health benefits of pineapples:

·         Nausea:

Pineapples provide relief from nausea and vomiting sensations in morning sickness or motion sickness.

·         Cold: 

 Drinking fresh pineapple juice will heal sore throat and cough caused from cold. Gives relief from congestion and body pains associated with cold.

·         Catarrh:

 Pineapple is highly recommended for the treatment of Catarrh.

·         Healthy gums:

 You often take care of your teeth while you neglect your gums. Gums and teeth are equally important. So eat pineapple to strengthen your gums.

·         Cancer: 

Bromelain interferes with the growth of tumor. Anti-oxidants in pineapples fight against free radicals preventing damaged cells and tumors.

·         Atherosclerosis: 

Pineapples are rich in anti-oxidants. These anti-oxidants prevent oxidation carried by free radicals. Additionally pineapple also contains coumarin that is highly useful in cleaning the arterial deposits.

·         Heart diseases: 

Pineapple rich in antioxidants, fibres, potassium, sodium, manganese helps in boosting cardiovascular health .They keep free radicals away and lower cholesterol levels.

·         Immunity:

Pineapple contains Vitamin C, which plays a vital for the proper function of the immune system.

·         Macular degeneration: 

 Macular degeneration damages retina and eventually cause loss of sight. This condition is generally found in adults which make them difficult to read and do daily activities. Pineapples contain beta-carotene, which helps in keeping your eyes sight strong.

·         Bronchitis: 

Pineapple is used to treat respiratory problems like Bronchitis. Bromelain has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.  It helps in reducing inflammation in bronchial tubes and kills infection causing microbes.

·         Blood pressure:

Effective in minimizing the risk of hypertension. Pineapple contains sodium, magnesium and potassium that improves blood circulation and regulates blood pressure.

·         Intestinal worms:

Pineapple is rich in acids and enzymes, which helps in digesting and killing parasites. It helps alimentary tract from getting rid of intestinal worms.

·         Bones strength:

 Manganese, a trace mineral is used to build strong bones and connective tissue. The manganese present in pineapple juice attributes for Bones strength.

·         Digestion: 

Pineapple juice aids in digestion. It contains an enzyme bromelain, a protein-digesting enzyme. Bromelain along with Vitamin C and fibers promotes digestion.

·         Sinusitis, sore throat, gout, swellings:

 Bromelain in Pineapple acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. It reduces swelling in Sinusitis, sore throat, gout.

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