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The Health Benefits of Pineapple

Updated on June 20, 2014
The Health Benefits Of Pineapple.
The Health Benefits Of Pineapple.

Health Benefits of Pineapple

Yep, Pineapples. It is no hidden secret that fruits, such as the pineapple are the gifts of nature, which are potent enough to give our bodies the necessary ingredients to stay in the prime of our health, and pineapples are no exception to the fact. But they have the added advantage that they are available throughout the year, hence incorporating them in your daily diet plan can bless you with healthiness, and a better quality of life. Furthermore, they are no longer a distant dream as they once were, and are easily available in our local markets.

Pineapple is also a compound fruit which is a fusion of many small fruits which blend together around its central core, and it has been the most sought after fruits which the sailors of ancient times carried around with them to combat disease called scurvy which results from lack of vitamin C in our bodies. They have the added advantage of being low in calories, hence weight gain issues are not associated with it, and it has zero cholesterol and saturated fats. They are rich in as many as 80 nutrients and other components which makes it is a potential source of dietary fiber like pectin, which all adds to bring fantastic health benefits to our bodies.

Digestive and Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

A healthy digestive system is a key factor for your body to bloom in full health glory. Pineapples are stuffed with proteolytic enzyme Bromelain which works as catalyst to stimulate the digestive process of human body by breaking down the proteins. Bromelain also works to wade off clotting and provides protection against diseases like cancer. And if you want a natural detoxification procedure to work for you, look no further than pineapples as they boast of anti-inflammatory properties which work well with the immune system of human bodies. Bromelain is also accredited with other health benefits such as excessive inflammation, coagulation of blood, and it has even proved its worth to restrict certain type of tumor growth. It is also effective in combating arthritis, and worm infestation.

Antioxidant and Immune System Boost

Pineapple is one of the natural sources of vitamin C which is an antioxidant vitamin, and it is estimated that 100 gm of pineapple is stuffed with almost 47.8 gm of this vitamin which equates to 80% of the fruit body. Furthermore, collagen which is the essential structural protein which helps in efficient functioning of blood vessels, bones, and other part of the body including skin is dependent to vitamin C. The intake of pineapple helps to boost up the vitamin C in our body, and also provides further protection against scurvy.

Vitamin C is also a great beneficial ingredient which combats the accumulation of free radicals which are known to cause various diseases. Pineapple also contains antioxidants which effectively boost our immune system and makes our body strong enough to ward off common cold and flues, especially during the cold seasons.

Healthy Minerals

Pineapple carries on its beneficial effects with other minerals it beholds including manganese, which is an effective force that generates energy and protects our body cells from free radicals and creates antioxidant defenses. It also has the essential nutrients like thiamine and biotin which are the important factors to synthesize fatty foods. Pineapple also contains minerals like potassium which is an inseparable component of cell and fluids in our bodies that effectively keeps heart beats and blood pressure within healthy limits. Potassium is also a life saver as it is estimated that high intake of this mineral can decrease the risk of dying from all the known causes by 20%.

The benefits of potassium is further emphasized by a study which has revealed that upon consuming of around 4069 mg of potassium each day, reduces the fatality rate from ischemic heart diseases by almost 49% as against those who consumed potassium around 1000 mg per day. Potassium offers other health benefits like reducing risk of strokes, bone decay, muscle loss, and formation of kidney stones.
Other beneficial vitamin found in pineapple is Vitamin A along with Beta-Carotene which offers great help to boost your immune system, and also protects our bodies from free radicals. Beta-carotene is also accredited to effectively fight asthmas. Adding to it are the vitamins such as B1 and B6 which produce energy and immensely breakdown sugar and starches in the digestive system.

Safeguard Against Macular Degeneration

The benefits of pineapple can also be felt on other areas of the human body like the macular of the eye. That is what a study has proved which indicates that consuming 3 or more servings of the fruit can dramatically reduced macular degeneration due to aging by almost 36% than those who took 1.5 serving of the fruit. The study conducted also revealed that fruits like pineapple were also potent in reducing other vision loss diseases.

Improves Fertility

It has been proved that diets rich in antioxidants can improve fertility. For it is the free radicals which are blamed for reducing fertility and damaging the reproductive system, and since pineapples have antioxidants elements which eradicate free radicals, it is a highly recommended diet for those who are trying to conceive. Pineapple has the necessary minerals, and vitamins which boost fertility both in men and women.

Protection for Skin

Pineapple which comprises of vitamin C is also a great remedy for protecting skin damages from sun rays and air pollution. It further helps in reducing wrinkles and overall gives a nourishing look to your skin texture. It also helps in the creation of collagen which offers support to the skin system.


Hence, it can be safely concluded that consumption of pineapple is beneficial in more than one ways, both for your inner and outer body alike. Just cultivate the habit of eating few servings of fresh pineapple on a daily basis, and keep the harmful radicals and sickness at bay. Pineapple servings can efficiently help digestion, boost metabolism, and bless you with health skin, hair growth, and better nail and teeth conditions

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