Health benefit – the humble Pineapple !

Health benefit – the humble Pineapple !

Health benefits of Pineapple fruit

Fresh pineapple is low in calories. pineapple

Nonetheless, it is a storehouse of several unique health promoting compounds, minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.

100 g fruit provides just about 50 calories equivalent to that of apples. Its flesh contains no saturated fats or cholesterol; however, it is rich source of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber like pectin.

Pineapple fruit contains a proteolytic enzyme bromelain that digests food by breaking down protein. Bromelain also has anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting and anti-cancer properties.

Studies have shown that consumption of pineapple regularly helps fight against arthritis, indigestion and worm infestation.

Fresh pineapple is an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin; vitamin C. 100 g fruit contains 47.8 or 80% of this vitamin. Vitamin C is required for the collagen synthesis in the body.

Collagen is the main structural protein in the body required for maintaining the integrity of blood vessels, skin, organs, and bones.

Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body protect from scurvy; develop resistance against infectious agents (boosts immunity) and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.

It also contains small amount Vitamin A (provides 58 IU per 100 g) and beta-carotene levels. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties. Vitamin A is also required maintaining healthy mucus membranes, skin and essential for vision.

Studies have suggested that consumption of natural fruits rich in flavonoids helps the human body to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.

In addition, this fruit is rich in B-complex group of vitamins like folates, thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and minerals like copper, manganese and potassium.

Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids, helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.

Copper is a helpful cofactor for red blood cell synthesis.

Manganese is a co-factor for the enzyme superoxide dismutase, which is a very powerful free radical scavenger. Exerpt from nutrition-and-you.com

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How do fruits help?

Human body is an intricate system and several complex functions undergo in it.

For the smooth functioning of the body, you need ample nutrients that are supplied by fruits in a natural way.

Often you fall sick or confront health disorders, these can be avoided easily with a healthy diet rich in fruits.

With a busy lifestyle, our food habits have become mechanized with preserved and processed foods that are not only devoid of essential nutrients by can also at times cause harm to the body.

Fruits boost your immune system and keep you in perfect health. exerpt from Organic information

 

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Life can be busy sometimes and you cannot always find time for a proper meal if you are on the move or simply running out of time.

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