11 Health Benefits of Pineapple

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11 Health Benefits of Pineapple

1. Anti-Inflammatory

Pineapple has anti-inflammatory properties that help heal bronchitis and prevent arthritis.  The addition of the bromelain in the pineapple will help loosen the remove congested mucus and increase healing speed.

2. Arthritis / Sinus Infection / Wound Healing

Pineapple contains bromelain which has been proven to help heal / prevent arthritis, sinus infections, and wounds.

3. Bone Health

Manganese in pineapple is a trace mineral that is used to build healthy bones and connective tissues.

4. Constipation

Pineapple is very effective treatment for curing constipation or if you have irregular bowel movements (minimum 2 per day is “regular”).  The root reason for this is pineapple is loaded with fiber, 13g of fiber per averaged sized pineapple which is 52% of the recommended daily intake of fiber).

5. Good Digestion

Bromelain in pineapple can help reduce bloating and gas.  Bromelain is loaded with digestive enzymes which are essential for breaking down food and getting it through your body. Heavier foods like a large steak are void of digestive enzymes and require your body to do all the processing and work where as foods like alfalfa sprouts come loaded with digestive enzymes which promotes greater health.

6. Improves Eye Health

Pineapples are loaded with beta-carotene which is converted into vitamin A in the body. This vitamin A is transformed in the retina to rhodopsin, a biological pigment in photoreceptor cells of the retina responsible for night vision.  Pineapple also contain lutein and zeaxanthin which nourishes the optic system.

7. Increases Blood Circulation / Heart Health

Bromelain in pineapple helps break down fibrin, a protein that is used in thickening and clotting of blood, making it a helpful blood thinner.  Thinner blood flows more freely and lowers chances of all heart related disease (heart attack, stroke).

8. Loaded with Vitamin C and Manganese

1 cup of pineapple contains 105% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C and 77% of the recommended daily intake of manganese.

9. Relieves Nausea and Morning Sickness

Pineapple is an effective treatment for anyone who suffers from nausea or morning sickness.  Whether it is nausea from motion sickness , pregnancy or you need relief from vomiting the combination of pineapple and ginger can be used as a high effective treatment.

10. Relieves Asthma and Other Respiratory Problems

Bromelain has the same effect it has on mucus as it does on blood. The thinning of mucus helps those effected by asthma breathe easier.

11. Removes Parasites and Intestinal Worms

Worms and parasites have a protective layer that allows then to not get burned by human digestive juices, bromelain in pineapple helps break down this protective layer an in result killing and removing worms and parasites from the body.

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