A single pineapple fruit consists of a cluster of hundreds of fruits, pineapples are native to South America and were discovered back in 1493. Pineapple possesses the ability to regenerate, its leaves can be planted to grow a new plant. They possess a multitude of health benefits some of which are unique to the fruit.
NUTRITIVE VALUE OF PINEAPPLE
HEALTH BENEFITS OF PINEAPPLE:
1.) Pineapples are rich in antioxidants known as Flavonoids and Phenolic Acids. Antioxidants in pineapple are bound due to which they survive harsher conditions in the body and produce long-lasting effects.
2.) Pineapple contains a proteolytic enzyme called Bromelain which eases digestion. The presence of bromelain makes pineapple beneficial for people suffering from pancreatitis. People suffering from pancreatitis have compromised protein-digesting ability in the body therefore pineapple’s digestive enzyme can help them by promoting digestion.
3.) Pineapple boosts immunity and suppresses inflammation due to the presence of vitamin C and antioxidants in them.
4.) Anti-inflammatory properties in pineapple are helpful in providing short-term pain relief from arthritis.
5.) Pineapples help in speeding recovery after surgery and strenuous exercise due to their anti-inflammatory properties.
RECOMMENDED DAILY INTAKE:
2 slices of pineapples (~164 grams) should be the upper limit for daily intake of pineapple. Since it contains huge amounts of proteolytic enzyme bromelain it can sometimes cause throat and tongue, therefore; should be taken in moderate amounts.
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