Spiny on the outside, delicious on the inside, pineapples are one extraordinary fruit. Pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical fruit with a unique look. The statistics show that it is the second favorite fruit in America, right after bananas. Ripe pineapple has nice aroma, and sweet and vibrant tropical flavor.
- Pineapples Have Rich Nutritional Value
This fruit is high in vitamin B1, C, and it contains smaller amounts of B2, B3, B5, and B6. It has sufficient amounts of copper, magnesium, potassium, manganese, as well as dietary fiber, folic acid, and beta-carotene.
The most powerful compound of pineapple is bromelain, an enzyme which provides a variety of health benefits. For example, your body needs balance, and pineapples are there to provide that. Also they neutralize the fluids in your body and stimulate the secretion of hormones in the pancreas.
The presence of bromelain in its structure, defines pineapple as a fruit with powerful anti-inflammation properties. Drinking a fresh pineapple juice can reduce many kinds of pain.
Pineapple juice is very useful when it comes to treating gout, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and injuries.
Pineapples are a rich source of vitamin C, a nutrient which protects the arteries from oxidants. It also helps in the prevention of their hardening.
- Blood Clotting
The nutrients found in the core and the stems of a pineapple prevent blood clotting in a natural way.
- Bone Health
The minerals in pineapples support your bone structure. Both connective tissues and the bones themselves are strengthened.
A cup of pineapple juice improves the function of the digestive tract. Drink a fresh pineapple juice after a heavy meal to stimulate digestion.
It regulates your blood pressure in a completely safe and natural way.
Since pineapples have high levels of vitamin C, which means that they are your shield against many diseases.
- Respiratory Disorders
Pineapples are highly recommended to people who are suffering from sinusitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, and asthma. This is due to their bromelain content which dissolves excessive mucus. According to a study, pineapple is much more effective remedy than any other cough syrup. Moreover, the participants involved in the study, managed to recover 5 times faster and their cough-related symptoms were considerably reduced.
- Sore Throat
Pineapple juice is very helpful in treating both soreness and redness in the throat.
- It Improves Your Vision
As we mentioned previously, beta carotene is a compound found in pineapples, which protects the health of your eyes.
A couple of hours before consuming this fruit, remove the crown and turn it upside down. Store it in the fridge. Keep it in an airtight container and soak it in its juice to preserve its juiciness. You will have enough supply for a whole week.
Important note: People diagnosed with diabetes and those with low blood sugar levels, should not consume pineapple because of its sweet taste.
Here’ s the recipe to cure your cough:
- A cup of fresh pineapple juice
- ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 piece of ginger
Method of preparation:
The procedure of preparation is very simple. Mix all the ingredients and take ¼ a cup. Consume it two or three times a day.