With its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineapple also called as ‘Ananas‘ in Hindi, ‘Anasa Pandu‘ in Telugu, ‘Anasi Pazham‘ in Tamil, ‘Kayita Chakka‘ in Malayalam and ‘Anarash‘ in Bengali has a distinctive appearance. A single pineapple is, in fact, a collection of multiple fruits; each one is the fruit of an individual blossom. Available year-round in local markets, pineapples have a vibrant tropical flavor that balances the tastes of sweet and tart.
Most importantly, pineapples come with a host of benefits for your skin, hair, and health – and that is what we are going to talk about in this post. To know more, keep reading!
Benefits Of Pineapple For Skin:
Read on to know some interesting details about the good pineapple:
1. Effective Solution for Acne:
The presence of Vitamin C enables this fruit to be used, internally as well as externally, as a cure for acne and other inflammatory skin condition (1). Bromelain, the anti-inflammatory enzyme in this fruit, boosts up the healing power of Vitamin C.
2. Helps Your Skin Look Younger:
This fruit gives the collagen synthesis in your body a boost. The higher the collagen synthesis is, the firmer and flexible your skin will be. Plus, the added nourishment comes from the presence of amino acids and Vitamin C, which ensures that the damaged cells and tissues are repaired quickly (2). Apply freshly prepared pineapple juice on the face, leaving aside the eye region. Wash off using tepid water after 10 minutes.
3. Natural Exfoliating Agent:
You can take the help of freshly crushed pineapple wedges to exfoliate your skin (3). It eliminates the dead skin and accentuates blood flow. This, in turn, helps in safeguarding your skin from looking dull.
4. Get Rid Of Those Cracks On Your Feet:
The exfoliating property along with collagen synthesizing nature of pineapple makes it a natural scrub for your feet. It helps in sloughing off the flaky, calloused skin of the feet, leaving them smooth, soft, and radiant. The inflammation and swelling, triggered by the cracks also get a soothing relief (4).
5. Softens And Strengthens The Nails:
Lack of Vitamin A intake could pave the way for dry, brittle nail. Even worse, Vitamin B deficiency will cause your nails to crack and split. You do not need any over-the-counter multivitamin pill to ease this condition though! Just use pineapple. Topical application as well as internal consumption could actually fade out these deficiencies, easing the infections and strengthening and softening the nails (5).
6. For Hydrated, Radiant Skin:
Dry skin looks dull and unattractive. You can now make use of the pineapple to give your skin that hydration effect. Mix about 3 tablespoon of freshly crushed pineapples with an egg yolk and a little milk. Apply it topically on the dry skin (6) and leave it for few minutes. Wash off with tepid water for a moisturized skin.
7. Natural Cure For Chapped Lips:
Pineapple, when used along with coconut oil, offers relief from chapped lips. Pineapple as well as coconut oil possesses skin hydrating and nourishing properties. Heal your chapped lips, soften them, and gift them with that ever nourished glow with a pineapple and coconut oil mixture.
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Benefits Of Pineapple For Hair
8. Prevents Hair Loss:
Vitamin C is an important element that aids in preventing hair loss. It is a powerful antioxidant that combats the free radical damages. Pineapple is a rich source of this water soluble vitamin. Eat them as wedges or just juice them fresh and drink it to reap the benefits of Vitamin C and prevent hair loss.
8. Good For Inflammatory Scalp Conditions:
Bromelain is an anti-oxidative enzyme that possesses anti-inflammatory power (7). Ingestion of pineapple every day prevents and eases inflammatory conditions, which affect the scalp. It also offers relief from infections of the scalp, preventing unwanted hair fall.
10. For Thicker Hair:
Pineapple extracts are known to possess hair thickening properties. The enzymes present in this golden-yellow fruit enriche the hair follicles by rendering necessary vital nutrients. This, in turn, improves the elasticity and thickness of the hair.
Benefits Of Pineapples For Healthh:
Pineapples are loaded with vitamin A and C, fiber, potassium, phosphorous and calcium. They offer a wide range of health benefits, some of them are explained below:
11. Prevents Free Radical Damage:
Pineapples are a rich source of antioxidants (8). They fight against free radicals in the body, preventing cell damage. These antioxidants help protect you from diseases like atherosclerosis, heart diseases, arthritis, various cancers etc.
12. Thwarts Cold:
Pineapples are abundant in vitamin C and bromelain (9), which fight against microbial infections. Eating pineapples with the prescribed medicines can help cure cold and cough effectively.
13. Strong Bones:
Rich amount of manganese present in pineapples helps in strengthening bones and connective tissues (10). A cup of pineapple juice gives you roughly 73% of the required manganese for a day.
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14. Healthy Gums:
Eating pineapple benefits in strengthening your gums, keeping your teeth healthy and strong (11).
15. Macular Degeneration:
Macular degeneration is a condition in which adults lose their vision, making difficult for them to read and recognize things properly. Beta-carotene present in pineapples empowers vision and should be consumed regularly for eye health (12).
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