5 Health Benefits of Pineapple

Pineapple is the National Fruit of Antigua and Barbuda,which is a twin-island nation lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The Pineapple fruit is considered as the International symbol of hospitality.

Pineapple is one of the most popular tropical fruit.It contains vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. It is  rich in fiber.

1.Pineapples are low in calories, sodium, saturated fats and cholesterol.Being a rich source of fibre,it act as a perfect weight loss food.

2.It is an excellent source of Vitamin C and other antioxidants which is essential for collagen synthesis. Vitamin C helps to maintain the integrity of our blood vessels, skin, organs and bones.It helps to increase the daily intake of antioxidants and helps to boost the immune systemand helps to prevent cold and cough.it also reduces the risk of macular degeneration.

3.Pineapple contains highly rich amount of manganese.It is an essential element for energy production.It  protects the body cells from free radicals. It helps our body to use key nutrients including thiamine and biotin, keeps our bones and connective tissues healthy and helps to synthesise fatty foods.

4.Pineapple as a digestive aid.The Bromelain enzyme in pineapple  helps to digest food by breaking down the protein particles within it.Serves as a natural detox and it is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-clotting properties.It alleviates arthritis.

5.Pineapple is also a rich source in Vitamin A and Beta-Carotene.It helps to boost the immune system, eyesight and protects from free radicals; Vitamins B1 and B6 which are good for energy production and aids in the breakdown of sugars and starches in our digestive system; copper, which helps red blood cell synthesis; and potassium, which assists in controlling the heart rate and blood pressure.

On the whole,eating pineapple is delicious and good for our body both inside and out – eating a few slices of fresh pineapple a day can defend our body from harmful free radicals and disease, helps digestion by cleaning the body’s organs and blood, increases the energy intake and boost metabolism, nourishes hair, skin, nails and teeth and keeps the body healthy.

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