Health Benefits of Pineapples

Spiny on the outside, soft and sweet on the inside, pineapples are just fantastic. They are a nutritious tropical fruit that have been enjoyed for centuries not only for their distinct and unique taste, but also for their seemingly miraculous health benefits. Pineapples can be eaten fresh, juiced or cooked and have a positive impact on human health.

Here are some interesting benefits of eating pineapples:

Loaded with vitamins and minerals – Pineapples contain vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus. While they are rich in fiber and calories, they are also low in fat and cholesterol. This makes pineapples, a great and nutritious fruit to add to your diet to improve and maintain your health

Prevents hypertension – If you are trying to ease your high blood pressure, or want to avoid getting it, then eat a lot of pineapples. Because pineapples have a high amount of potassium and a low amount of sodium, your body will maintain normal blood pressure levels

Prevents coughs and colds – Pineapples are rich in vitamin C, which means they naturally boosts your immune system and this helps you fight off coughs and colds. If you’are already sick, you can still reap the benefits of pineapples because they contain bromelain, which loosens mucus and suppresses coughs

Weight loss food – Pineapples are low in calories, sodium, cholesterol, and saturated fats, while being a good source of fiber. This makes them the perfect weight loss food because they are a healthy, filling, and tasty snack

Improves digestion – Bromelain is an extract found in pineapple, and works to neutralize fluids to make sure they are not too acidic, while also regulating the pancreatic secretions that aid digestion. You can keep your digestive tract healthy because it is high in protein-digesting properties

Strengthens bones – Pineapples contains manganese, a mineral necessary for your body to build strong bones and connective tissues. A slice of pineapple gives you sufficient manganese to power your bones

Relieves nausea – A key benefit from pineapple juice intake is that it averts nausea or morning sickness. This is quite useful for pregnant women who usually experience nausea

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