8 Amazing Health benefits of Pineapple

When it comes to tropical fruits then pineapple quickly comes into mind.


Did you know that it is found by British Explorers during their explorations in South America? They
named it Pineapple because of its uncanny resemblance to pinecone.


We all love the tangy and delicious taste of pineapple but do you know that it has been named as
the healthiest fruit on the planet because of its amazing health benefits.

benefits of pineapple

In this article, we will talk about 8 Amazing Benefits of Pineapple.

Let’s get Started with the first benefit

1. A Powerful Antioxidant

Pineapples are known to be a rich source of antioxidants.


Antioxidants help the body to reduce the effects of oxidative stress in our body.


Oxidative stress releases free radicals in our body which damages our body’s cells and tissues.
As a result, it causes inflammation and other serious diseases in our body.


Pineapple consists of two important antioxidants, flavonoids and phenolic acids, which helps in
fighting these harmful molecules in our body.


The antioxidants in Pineapple are said to last longer in our body surviving harsh conditions inside.
This long-lasting property of antioxidants provides more protection to the body.

2. Strengthen Your Bones

Pineapples are known to be a rich source of manganese and calcium. Several studies have shown
that manganese helps to prevent osteoporosis.


Manganese also helps in improving bone density as well as strengthening of bones and connecting
tissue.


1 bowl of pineapple slices a day are enough to meet the nutrients requirement. You can also consult
your doctor or dietitian regarding the daily intake of pineapple.

3. Immunity Booster

Pineapples are known to be a good immunity booster and they are a part of traditional medicines for
centuries because they contain significant amount of minerals, vitamins and bromelain.

Vitamin C and Bromelain help boost immunity and reduce inflammation.

People who are suffering from sinus and mucus accumulation are advised to include pineapple in
their diet.

4. Helps Prevent Cancer

Studies have shown cancer to be linked with inflammation and oxidative damage.


Pineapple consists of certain compounds which help in reducing oxidative damage and chronic
inflammation which helps in preventing the growth of cancer cells.


Several studies have shown that the digestive enzyme bromelain, present in pineapple, helps to
reduce cancer in the skin, bile duct, colon among others.


Scientists are yet to conclude these studies on humans for more concrete proofs about the effects of
bromelain on suppressing cancer cells.

5 Reduces Blood Pressure

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one cup (approx. 165 grams) of raw pineapple
contains nearly 180 milligrams of potassium.


Potassium is known to be a natural vasodilator which relaxes the tension in the blood vessels. It also
contributes in the proper circulation of blood throughout our body.


Relaxing of blood vessels help in the reduction of blood pressure and eases the flow of blood.

6. Good for Skin Health

As we have talked earlier in the video that pineapples are a great source of Vitamin C. People who
take ample amount of Vitamin C help the body to create and manage collagen, which is important
for skin and hair.


It helps to increase the glow and shine of the skin.


It is also known to improve the skin texture and reduces the effect of wrinkles.

7. Improves Digestion

Pineapple helps to suppress digestive issues. It consists of a group of enzymes known as Bromelain
which helps to break down protein molecules into their building blocks.


Pancreas helps to regulate digestive enzymes, but in certain circumstances it fails to do so, in that
condition medical experts recommend supplements that contain bromelain to ease the digestive
stress.


Including pineapples in our diet, which of course have bromelain can help reduce digestive troubles
and improve digestion.

8 May Ease Symptoms of Arthritis

An Estimated 350 million people worldwide are known to be affected by Arthritis.
It mainly affects the joints caused by chronic inflammation.


Again Bromelain, a group of enzymes present in pineapple, helps to reduce inflammation and
relieves pain.


Several studies have shown that taking a supplement containing bromelain helps to relieve pain in
patients suffering with osteoarthritis. It is as effective as diclofenac which is a common pain-relieving
medicine.