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Health Benefits of Pineapple Like Bromeliaceae and Drink Recipe.

Updated on March 7, 2013

The fine pine.

Sticking to a healthy and varied diet is easier then even due to the sheer volume and availability of produce on the market. If you are considering adding more healthy food options to the family shopping list. Or considering a change in your dietary direction, even if it's just for the sake of yourself. Then the pineapple is a fruit you may want to become more familiar with.

The pineapple is the fruit from the Ananas comosus plant, it is a shrubby plant belonging to the Bromeliaceae family.

The pineapple is native to south and northeast of America and is now commonly grown in the west indies, Florida, Madeira and Hawaii.

When the pineapple was first introduced to the people of England back in Victorian times. They were classed as a rarity and cost in our financial equivalent today, hundreds of pounds. Their form was also used in architecture of the time, because of their unusual look. As well as this due to the difficulty of which they could be obtained, pineapples were hardly ever eaten and were more of a novelty show item, used purely as an example of wealth and opulence.

Thank-fully today it's much easier for us to transport food across the globe and a pineapple can cost as little as £1.

Pineapples contain a mighty enzyme, that helps to heal bruises and eases general aches and pains.

It has been proven that eating pineapple regularly, is an effective way to help heal a sore throat and for conditions like arthritis.

Because it contains bromelian it is exceptionally good at helping the digestion of protein too.

Nutrients in pineapple.

  • Vitamin B1.
  • Vitamin B6.
  • Vitamin C.
  • Copper.
  • Manganese.
  • Fibre.
  • Beta-carotene.
  • Folic acid.
  • Calcium.
  • Phosphorus.
  • Potassium.
  • Bromelian.



What is pineapple good for?

  • Helps keep skin healthy.
  • Is an aid to protecting the heart.
  • Is anti-inflammatory.
  • Has cancer fighting properties.
  • Is an antioxidant.
  • Helps keep your eyes healthy.
  • Increases energy levels.
  • Good for the musculo-skeletal system.
  • In an aid to the immune system.
  • Low in calories.
  • Low in kilojoules.
  • Low in carbohydrates.
  • Low in fat.
  • Dairy, gluten and wheat free.
  • Detoxifying properties.



What else goes in this recipe.

Oranges,

Pomegranate

and

papaya.


Oranges.

Help prevent clogging of the arteries because, they prevent free radicals damaging the body.

A stand out fruit as an antioxidant because they contain hesperidin.

Studies have shown that there is evidence that they lower LDL cholesterol and increase HDL cholesterol.

They help get rid of cellulite and oranges contain a plant sterol called beta-sitosterol that has properties that can help prevent the formation of tumours.

Nutrients in oranges.

  • Vitamin B3.
  • Vitamin B5.
  • Vitamin C.
  • Carotenoids.
  • Folic acid.
  • Potassium.
  • Limonene.
  • Fibre.
  • Folate.
  • Beta-sitosterol.
  • Calcium.
  • Beta-carotine.
  • Vitamin A.

What are oranges good for?

  • An aid to healthy hair.
  • Good for the skin.
  • Increases energy levels.
  • Helps protect the heart.
  • Is good for the immune system.
  • Has nutritional properties that are good for the eyes.
  • Anti-carcinogenic.
  • Cancer fighting properties.
  • Antiviral.
  • Anti-oxidant.
  • Detoxifying.
  • Low GI.
  • Low GL.
  • Low in calories.
  • Low kilojoule.
  • Low in fat.
  • Low in carbohydrates.
  • Dairy, wheat and gluten free.
  • Good for the intestines.
  • Anti-Bacterial.
  • Anti-aging properties.
  • Anti-inflammatory.

Pomegranate.

The pomegranate is rich in poly phenols which are mighty antioxidants.

They have also been known to ease osteoarthritis, by keeping cartilage in the joints stronger for longer.

Properties in pomegranite are also thought to help preent sun damage.

Nutrients in pomegranate.

  • Vitamin C.
  • Beta-carotene.
  • Folic acid.
  • Potassium.
  • Ellagic acid.
  • Fibre.
  • Vitamins B1.
  • Vitamin B3.
  • Calcium.
  • Phosphorus.

What are pomegrantes good for?

  • Cancer fighting properties.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Heart disease preventing properties.
  • Good for the skin.
  • Helps maintain healthy eyes.
  • A good hormone regulator.
  • Fuel for the mind.
  • Increases energy levels.

Papaya.

A little known wonder fruit, the papaya or paw-paw as it's also known as, is something many people want to try but are not quite sure what to eat it with.

A free radical fighting fruit that helps keep arteries strong and helps prevent them deteriorating.

Nutritional elements in the papaya, prevent the build up of plaque on the walls of blood vessels and help prevent cardiovascular disease.

Infection preventing properties as well as being a great aid for those looking to lose a few pounds.

Nutrients in papaya.

  • Vitamin C.
  • Beta-Carotene.
  • Folic acid.
  • Potassium.
  • Papain.
  • Fibre.
  • Calcium.
  • Iron.
  • Magnesium.
  • Phosphorus.
  • Potassium.
  • Zinc.

What are papayas good for?

  • Is an aid to the musculo-skeletal system.
  • Helps you attain healthy hair.
  • Are good for your eyes.
  • Have properties that protect the heart.
  • Are a good source of fuel for the immune system.
  • Has anti aging properties.
  • An aid to weight loss.
  • Good for the digestive system.
  • Low GL.
  • Dairy, wheat and gluten free.
  • Low in fat.
  • Low in carbohydrate.
  • Low in calories.
  • Low in kilojoule.
  • Detoxifying properties.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 whole pineapple, peeled and chopped.
  • 1 large papaya, peeled, deseeded and chopped.
  • 2 medium oranges, peeled.
  • 2 pomegranates, keep just the flesh and seeds, disgard of the rest.

Instructions

  1. Mix all the prepared fruit together and put through a processor, juicer or smoothie maker, until liquidized.
  2. Drink straight away on its own or with ice.
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      Cassara 

      3 years ago

      Begun, the great internet edauction has.

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      wrenfrost56 

      6 years ago from U.K.

      Hi peachpurple, it won't do any harm to try.

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      wrenfrost56 

      6 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you Simone Smith, I really enjoyed your regency hair hub.

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      wrenfrost56 

      6 years ago from U.K.

      Thank-you robie2, very much enjoying your work also. :)

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      peachy 

      6 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Can pineapple, papaya and orange juice all blend together makes a person to release poo? My daughter has constipation.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      I had never heard of the "Ananas comosus plant" before. LOVE that name. Thanks for the fun facts!

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      Roberta Kyle 

      6 years ago from Central New Jersey

      I am really loving all your recipes for fruit smoothies. Each one convinces me that I need to get myself a smoothie maker and start making them. Another fabulous drink. Another fabulous hub

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