With its tuft of spiky, dusty green leaves and cross-hatched, golden orange skin, the pineapple 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.
Health Benefits Of Pineapples:
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:
1. Prevents Free Radical Damage:
Pineapples are a rich source of antioxidants (1). 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.
2. Thwarts Off Cold:
Pineapples are abundant in vitamin C and bromelain (2), which fight against microbial infections. Eating pineapples with the prescribed medicines can help cure cold and cough effectively.
3. Strong Bones:
Rich amount of manganese present in pineapples helps in strengthening bones and connective tissues (3). A cup of pineapple juice gives you roughly 73% of the required manganese for a day.
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4. Healthy Gums:
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5. 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 (5).
6. Anti-inflammatory Action:
Pineapple fruit is very much known for its anti-inflammatory properties which prevent inflammation in arthritis patients and gives strength to the bones (6).
7. Cures Sinusitis, Sore Throat, Gout, Swellings:
Pineapples are a great source of bromelain which help prevent sinusitis. Pineapples are also effective in curing sore throat, gout and swellings (7)
8. Anti-cancer Properties:
The abundance of antioxidants in pineapples helps fight against free radicals. This halts the process of cell damage, preventing several types of cancers (8).
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Free radicals cause atherosclerosis which can be easily prevented by antioxidants in pineapples (9).
10. Heart Health:
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