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Nutritional Benefits of Pineapple

When we were still a child, our parents have been encouraging us to drink fresh pineapple juice. They may not have told us why we had to do it, but it was for our own good.

Now that we are older, we do our best to eat healthy and try to have a healthy lifestyle. It is not easy to get a disease. Most of the diseases that come out when we are older comes from an unhealthy diet. It is best that we start eating healthy foods and be conscious of the foods we eat this early.

The pineapple fruit has many beneficial effects to the human body. Pineapple contains the protein digesting enzyme mixture called bromelain. This enzyme is natural anti-inflammatory that encourages healing. It also brings many health benefits. Bromelain is very effective in treating bruises, sprains and strains by reducing swelling, tenderness and pain, this according to Dr. Andrew Weil. This bromelain enzyme helps break down the amino acid bonds in proteins, which promotes good digestion. The uses of bromelain is similar to those of papaya.

For tuberculosis patients, the juice was also found to be effective in dissolving mucus and aiding recovery from the once dread disease. Pineapple has also been thought good for heart condition. It is useful in providing vitamin C with 19mg per 100g (4oz). Pineapple is best eaten fresh as canning or bottling divides the vitamin C content by three. This promotes the digestive process because only protein compounds that have been broken down into smaller components can be absorbed by the intestines and enter the bloodstream. Pineapple also destroys harmful bacteria in the stomach and intestines.

Pineapple juice also relives sore throats and bronchitis. However, it should not be used by those with Hemophilia or by those with diseases of the kidneys and liver. It can be useful for heart patients but it seems to reduce the time taken to coagulate the blood which is not good for those with kidney and liver disease.

Pineapples are rich in Vitamin C which is a common antioxidant that protects the body from free radical damage and boosts the immune system. Vitamin C is used by th

e body to help metabolize fats and cholesterol, absorb iron, and synthesize amino acids and collagen. Collagen is one of the primary building blocks of skin, cartilage and bones. Collagen will help our skin look healthy and clearer.

According to the study conducted at the State University of New York at Buffalo, vitamin C can reduce your risk of gingivitis and periodontal disease. It increases the body’s ability to fight invading bacteria and other toxins that contribute to gum disease. Periodontal disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. This disease destroys gum tissue and underlying jaw bones. Vitamin C also decreases the severity of colds and infections. It helps build and repair bodily tissue and promotes wound healing.

Pineapples are rich in manganese that is needed for your body to build bone and connective tissues. One cup of pineapple provides 73% of the daily recommended amount of manganese. Pineapple also strengthens the bones of older people as well as the growth of bones in younger generation.

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  1. Great blog I never knew there were so many benefits to eating pineapple. I will have to read more of your blog. It is very educational. I hope you are making money with your blog. If not then I can tell you how you can earn from every visitor not just the ones who click on an ad but also from those who don’t.
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  3. Great pineapple information I plan to eat fresh pineapple on a regular basis after reading tis blog.

  4. waoh! what a wonderful information about pineapple…ive just decided to go on fruits diet these days.im happy to know the nutritional & health benefits of what i eat. kudos to you.

  5. I suffer from acid reflux and found pineapple to be of great benefit in reducing acid. I used to take a lot of Gaviscon and Zantac to help fight my acid. I would wake up regularly in the middle of the night chocking and gagging on the acid reflux.

    A while ago I started eating pineapple just for the pleasure of it and realized over a period of time that I no longer was taking Gaviscon or Zantac.

    After a big meal or when I eat foods that aggravate my acid reflux I eat some fresh pineapple and my problems go away. I always eat pineapple before I go to bed and no longer wake up chocking on acid.

    I always have fresh cut pineapple in my refigerator. Almost all grocery stores carry some form of fresh cut pineapple so you don’t have to cut it up yourself if you don’t want to.

    This fruit is a godsend for me; making life a little be easier.

  6. thanks for the info its really help….. MORE POWER TO YOUR BLOG…….

  7. Can you get the same benefits if it is Pineapple juice from a can?

  8. i really love to eat and drink pineapple everyday, that’s why i search on your blog to see what benefits i earned being an addict of this delicious fruit..and it’s true, colds and cough hardly catch up with me..hehehehe

  9. Pineapple supposedly calms children down, it is especially recommended for hyperactive children, such as those with ADHD. Does anyone know the specifics as to why?

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  11. I have suffered with arthritic pain for years and last night had the best sleep in ages. The only thing that I can think of that I have introduced into my diet is pineapple! I will keep taking it and report back on my progress.

  12. my family started digging pineapple when my mom got her hypertension.We used to consume two to 3 fresh pineapple a day and i really feels that my skin getting clearer and smoother,my mom feels better too.
    I hope theres a great recipe that i can try with pineapple.

  13. thank you so much for this informative blog. it helped me a lot in my ivestigative report.
    :) )

  14. wish i can read more about the benefits of pineapple juice aside from this article. i am studying about this fruit juice for my investigative report. thank you for the info. :)

  15. I will start to pineapple after reading your blog. If this really works it’s amazing. thank you

  16. wow! thnx for the info. ilove pineapple so mucchh!!! hehe

  17. great job!!!!

  18. you’re a brilliant writer!!!

  19. hey hey! what an interesting info. thankz to you , i had answer some of my questions about pineapples.. it is really a big help,not only for us students but also those who suffer some of a dreadful disease. thanks. keep up the good work! chao!

  20. Pineapple is loaded with Vitamins and Minerals.
    Pineapples are rich in manganese, a trace mineral that is needed for your body to build bone and connective tissues. Moreover, raw pineapple juice stimulates the kidney, relieves intestinal disorders and has diuretic properties.

  21. I was more concerned about the time at which we consume.
    Generally we are supposed to consume fruits only in empty stomach.. But thats not the case with Pine Apple..
    I wanted to know what is the best state(full/ half-full) of stomach and the time for consuming PineApple Juice

  22. thanks for this info. i really like pineapples. can i take it on empty stomach? what of its acidic content wont it react to my intestines?

  23. my skin is clearing up because of pineapple and i’m starting to see SOME weightloss. I love it. It hurts my mouth though.

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  26. I have been craving pineapple and wondered what I was deficient in. I eat about two cups throughout the day. It also hurts my tongue. I got mine from COSTCO and they actually made my tongue blead. I followed up with yogurt and that seemed to take it away…… Got to Love It

  27. I really loved this blog because it gave a lot of detailed information on pineapple. For those of you who want related information on the health benefits of pineapple check out
    http://www.dole.com/EatRightLanding/Allaboutfruits/Allaboutfruitsdetails/tabid/681/Default.aspx?contentid=8649.

    They also give you info on how to pick out pineapples on the bottom of the page. Which was confusing now that im buying my own food.

  28. After peeling the pineapple, rub with qtr teaspoon of salt, rins and squEeze excess water! You will never again experience a sensitive mouth! Good luck! Shireen

  29. A lot of the reason people get sores in the mouth or on the tongue is because pineapples in the store are not ripe. They are green, and while you can eat them, they are too acidic. That happened to me a few nights ago, and I had eaten pineapple with some turkey stuffing that had herbs in it. I thought my mouth was on fire. I had to drink some milk to get it to stop hurting. But pineapple should be eaten after it has turned golden color. Let it sit on your counter for a few days, and watch it. It doesn’t have to be solid gold, but at least halfway. It is sweeter then, too, and you can smell the fruit when you sniff. Green pineapples don’t have a smell, because they are not ripe. One of the best pineapples on the market is Golden Crown, from Hawaii. I don’t know if you can find it in your area or not. It was bred as a specialty pineapple. They have their own website.

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