Juicy, deliciously tangy and sweet, pineapple is a tropical plant that is formed by various individual berries which are merged together, and each individual scale is the end of one and the beginning of another berry. However, besides berries, there is another part of the fruit that can be used.
Today, we will reveal how to use the entire fruit together with its peel. But, first, we will learn more about this super-healthy fruit and the numerous health benefits it can provide.
Pineapple is abundant with vitamin C, manganese, dietary fiber as well as bromelain, an enzyme that can provide many health benefits. Vitamin B and thiamine found in this fruit are responsible for producing energy while the manganese is responsible for the defense of antioxidants.
This fruit is low in sodium, cholesterol and has not fat, so it is a great ingredient to add into your daily diet. 1 cup full of pineapple pieces has only 82 calories in it. It is incredible, isn’t it? So, keep reading and find out more about all the health benefits that this fruit can provide.
Health Benefits Of The Pineapple
- A great anti-inflammatory fruit
The entire fruit is a great source of bromelain, but the core of the pineapple contains the largest concentrations of this enzyme. Bromelain is known for its potent anti-inflammatory properties, so pineapple can provide amazing results and is recommended for people who suffer from sports injuries.
- It Has A Lot Of Benefits For Your Heart
Pineapple is abundant with vitamin C, known for its ability to treat any kind of heart disease. According to many studies conducted in China and Finland, the regular consumption of vitamin C can reduce the risk of coronary diseases.
- It Has Anti Carcinogenic Properties
As we mentioned before, bromelain is an enzyme known for its anti-inflammatory properties. But, that is not all. Bromelain has powerful anti carcinogenic properties as well and is extremely effective in fighting cancer. Pineapple works great together with chemotherapy and can effectively prevent the growth of cancer cells. Moreover, this fruit contains beta-carotene that can protect the colon and the prostate from cancer.
Pineapple is a great source of numerous vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, zinc, copper, beta-carotene, and folic acid, all of which have the ability to improve the fertility of a woman or man.
- It Prevents the Development of Cataracts
As we all know, vitamin C is great in protecting our vision. The regular consumption of this vitamin can prevent the development of cataracts.
The beta-carotene found in pineapple is converted into vitamin A during the digestion process. Many studies proved that beta-carotene has the ability to reduce the risk of asthma.
Pineapple can help you in the treatment of osteoarthritis due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
How to prepare pineapple juice:
- 1 l of filtered water
- 1 whole pineapple with its peels
- A sweetener for taste.
Wash the pineapple peel and start peeling the pineapple. Separate the peel from the fruit and cut off the crown of the pineapple. Put the shell in a pan filled with water and boil the shell with some pineapple pulp. Let the mixture cool then dilute it with 1 liter of water. Add a sweetener for taste. Make sure to strain the mixture and that is it! Your juice is ready! Enjoy.