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Why You should be Drinking Pineapple Juice

Updated on March 28, 2013
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Why Pineapple Juice?

Pineapple juice is one of the most amazing things you can drink. It contains tons of great vitamins that are great for your body. It also contains something called bromelain, which is only existent in two different fruits and is incredibly good for you. This hub will help explain exactly why you should start drinking pineapple juice for a more healthy life.

The many uses of Pineapple Juice

Pineapple juice is useful for many things as I've mentioned. These are things Pineapple Juice is commonly used for.

  • Helps to Cure Colds


Pineapple juice is quite useful when trying to cure a cold. It contains 100% vitamin C in a serving, compared to 120% for orange juice. The vitamin C from pineapple juice helps to build up your immune system to fight a cold. But that's not all pineapple juice does to help a cold. It can help to soothe a sore throat, or prevent a cough. It may also help prevent nausea and help with the body aches commonly associated with a common cold.

  • Arthritis Relief


Pineapple juice is useful when combating rheumatoid arthritis, as it is anti-inflammatory.

  • Aiding Digestion


Pineapple juice can be used to aid digestion or help with bowel movements as well. It contains a good amount of fiber (0.5 grams in an 8-ounce glass) so it will help digest food. People who have trouble digesting proteins will commonly drink pineapple juice after a meal involving a lot of protein due to the amazing effect it has on digestion.

  • Helps to strengthen teeth and bones


Both your teeth and your bones contain something called hydroxyapate, which contains calcium. It just so happens that pineapple juice also contains a good amount of calcium as well, which leads to it helping strengthen your teeth and bones, much like milk.


Pineapple leaves contain bromelain.
Pineapple leaves contain bromelain. | Source

Bromelain

Pineapple juice is one of the few things in the world that contains Bromelain. Bromelain is a highly sought after enzyme, as it is an anti-inflammatory agent. Often times people will pay quite well for pills of Bromelain, however small amounts are found naturally in pineapple juice.

What is in Pineapple Juice?

Pineapple juice, as I've said, is composed of many different kinds of nutrients. Here is what's in 100 grams of pineapple juice (3.52 ounces)

  • Vitamin A : 130 I.U.
  • Vitamin C : 24 mg.
  • Calcium : 16 mg.
  • Phosphorus : 11 mg.
  • Potassium : 150 mg.
  • Carbohydrates : 13.7 gm.
  • Calories : 52

As you can see, it's quite rich in many different nutrients.

Processed or Fresh?

If you're choosing between processed or fresh pineapple juice, you usually want to go with fresh juice. As you're usually drinking pineapple juice for it's rich nutrients, going with processed juice will contain much less nutrients than fresh juice.

Summary

Pineapple Juice is an amazing thing to drink, but in small portions as it contains a lot of fiber. It helps to fight colds, arthritis, and is full of awesome nutrients to aid your health.

Hopefully after reading this article you have a good idea of what pineapple juice is, and what it is useful for. Thanks for reading, if you have any feedback on the article feel free to leave a comment or message me.

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    • Peter Geekie profile image

      Peter Geekie 4 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Dear redmallard,

      Thank you for a useful article. I agree that pineapple is a useful fruit with many of the attributes you mention. As a diabetic I have to be careful of its high natural sugar content but I blend mine 50:50 with coconut water which is excellent to rehydrate. Voted up and interesting.

      Kind regards Peter.

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      gaplumber 4 years ago

      Yep, love it, thanks for the info.

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      deergha 4 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Very interesting and useful hub. I also love pineapple very much but never was aware of the nutritional benefits thereof. Thanks for sharing and shared too. Votes way up.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I love pineapple in any form. But I prefer fresh ones rather than canned ones.

      Thanks for providing the nutritional facts and the various uses of pineapple juices.

      Voted up and useful and welcome to HubPages.