Pineapple, with all its flavor, taste, and health benefits, is an amazing fruit to have. Pineapple actually is a mass of several berries, or a ‘fruit bowl’, so to say. Native to Brazil and Paraguay, pineapple is grown in most parts of the world today. It is termed as ‘Ananas comusus’ for its similarity to a pine cone. Here are some of the benefits of pineapples along with the recipes.
Health Benefits of Pineapples
This amazing fruit for its contents like Bromelain, fiber, and water, provides tremendous benefits to the stomach and helps in regularizing bowel movement. Pineapple in juice form is a natural form of laxative. Hence, it’s a great cure for chronic constipation.
Pineapple is excellent for promoting body metabolism, as it contains enzyme bromelain in its juice that offers amazing fat loss properties by metabolizing proteins. This protein helps burn belly fat. Pineapple is recommended for people with obesity.
Pineapple has one of the most vital compounds including bromelain for promoting good health. This enzyme along with other compounds provides anti-inflammatory properties to relieve pain. It also offers blood thinning like aspirin does and offers speedier recovery from injuries and cramps. In fact, it’s excellent for patients with arthritis or gout.
Cures Stomach Issues
Pineapple has diuretic properties, thanks to plenty of potassium, bromelain, Vitamin C and dietary fiber contents it carries. It helps reduce bloating, detoxifies the body as well as improve digestion.
Perfect for Eyes
Pineapple is a rich source of manganese and potassium minerals, vitamin C, and several anti-oxidants. It fights to maintain body cells and stops their deterioration. It offers great benefits to the eyes of the senior people by controlling macular degeneration. Being a good source of beta carotene, it provides good eye health to all.
Hypertension is a common problem, affecting millions of people in the world. Uncontrolled high blood pressure causes numerous health problems and complications. Pineapple, for those people suffering from hypertension, provides great relief. It has sodium and potassium in ample quantity to bring down the blood pressure around the normal point.
You don’t need lab-made vitamins when you drink pineapple juice regularly. It contains most of the vitamins like A, C, E, and K that the body requires essentially. Besides, it carries minerals like potassium, calcium, electrolytes, and phytonutrients like carotene. This reservoir of nutrients keeps your body and all the vital parts in fine shape and improves immunity.
Pineapple helps in eliminating infertility in a woman. Its consistent use and plenty of folic acids work beautifully to check this issue. Hence, try consuming pineapple in any form whether raw, as juice, or tossed in a salad for good results.
Chew some pineapple pieces daily for strong teeth and healthy gum tissues. The astringent properties available in the fruit boost oral health and even prevent oral cancer.
A Puerto Rican mocktail, pina colada is made with fresh pineapple juice and coconut milk. Just add 2 cups of fresh pineapple pieces, 3/4th cup of thick coconut milk, and 5-6 ice-cubes in a blender, churn it and a healthy drink is ready. Garnish with few pineapple wedges.
Fresh pineapple Juice
- Take 2 cups of chopped fresh pineapple wedges
- 1 cup or more water with few ice cubes.
Blend well along with some sugar and black salt as per your taste. For amazing taste, add half a spoon of roasted cumin powder. Blend them all and enjoy a refreshing drink to avail benefits of pineapples.
Peanut and Pineapple salad
Pineapple can make your salad amazingly healthy.
- Cut one pineapple in 2cm sized,
- 200g cherry tomatoes cut in halves
- 4 Tbsp. of roasted peanuts
- mint leaves
- few chilies
- little sugar
- 1tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp. lime juice
- salt to taste
Now, toss them well together in a large bowl, your healthy and filling salad is ready.