HEALTH BENEFITS OF PINEAPPLE
Pineapple juice has long been used as an ancient home remedy for digestive issues and inflammation. Packed with vitamins,minerals, and antioxidants, pineapple juice is a popular base for smoothies and cocktails.It has also been studied for its potential benefits to the immune system and ability to reduce healing time.
NUTRITIONAL FACTS OF PINEAPPLE -
Total calories per 200gm - 100 Cal
Protein - 1.0 gm
Fat - 0.2 gm
Carbohydrates - 26.00 gm
Dietary fiber -2.8 gm
Sugar - 20.00 gm
a.Potassium- 210.00 mg
b. Sodium - 2.00 mg
c. Vitamin C - 96.00 mg
Spring is approaching which also means allergy and viral season is approaching. Did you know that not only does pineapple contain vitamin C but it also contains an enzyme called bromelain. Bromelain is anti-inflammatory, which can inhibit the development of allergic diseases and asthma.All being said now lets discuss its benefits in detail -
1. EASE IN DIGESTIONPineapple helps in digestion, Pineapple contains bromelain which helps in breaking down protein faster, bromelain also helps in reducing constipation and bloating which promotes better digestion.
Bromelain has also been used in the past to treat ulcers.
2. BOOST IMMUNITY AND REDUCE INFLAMMATIONPineapples contain a wide variety of vitamins,minerals and enzymes like bromelain which boost immunity and suppress inflammation.
3. SPEEDS MUSCLE RECOVERYPineapples can reduce the time it takes for the muscles to recover from a strenuous workout, It is largely due to the anti-inflammatory properties of bromelain.
Muscle fibers get damaged during exercise and may take 2-3 days to recover. Studies have shown that bromelain aids in speeding up the recovery of damaged muscle tissues. Individuals consuming pineapple will recover quicker and will have less inflammation after exercising.
4. HEALTHY HEARTPotassium an electrolyte present in pineapples counteracts with sodium to maintain consistent blood pressure.
We know pineapples are rich in Vitamin C , Vitamin C helps in reducing the cholesterol levels of body and also reduces high blood pressure therefore reducing the risk of stroke and heart diseases.
5. HEALTHY SKIN
Studies have shown that Vitamin C present in pineapple reduces skin aging,wrinkling and damage of cells on exposure to sun. Vitamin C is essential for the formation of collagen,which can help in reducing wrinkles.