Updated: June 4, 2018
Pineapple is a topical plant which is sweet, delicious and juicy in taste. This fruit is not only famous in India but also throughout the world. The scientific name of pineapple is Ananas Comosus. Pineapple is one of the healthiest fruits in this world and it is cultivated throughout the world. It belongs to Bromeliaceae family. You can consume this fruit as raw fruit, juice, pickles and other in various form.
Pineapples are very delicious and juicy tropical fruit having numerous health benefits. The health benefits of pineapples include improve respiratory health, protect from coughs and colds, good for digestive health, help to manage weight and lose weight, improve bones health by strengthening them, good oral health, help to reduce inflammation, boost eye health, improve heart function, prevent cancer, increase circulation and improve immune system. Pineapples are high rich in vitamins, enzymes, minerals which are very good for our overall health.
Pineapple is a topical plant having numerous health benefits due to the presence of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals such as potassium, manganese, copper, calcium, vitamin C, magnesium, thiamin, beta carotene, folate and B6. Pineapples are also very rich in soluble and insoluble fiber, and bromelain.
Pineapples contain bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme. Due to this enzyme pineapples are very helpful to reduce the inflammation of joints and muscles. Bromelain found in pineapple is an anti-inflammatory and help to break down complex proteins, which is help in reducing the symptoms of arthritis. So it is highly recommended to eat pineapple for better bone health and to take care of arthritis.
Beta-carotene found in pineapple is very good for our visual health. Vitamin C presence in pineapple is help to prevents macular degeneration which is the main cause of age related vision loss. As per the new studies drinking pineapple juice in daily basis is very helpful for eye health. The antioxidants found in pineapples are also very helpful to prevent eye related issues.
Due to the presence of Vitamin C in pineapple which is strong antioxidants, help in battle against cancer. Pineapples are high rich in other antioxidants such as vitamin a, bromelain, beta carotene, manganese and other flavonoid compounds. All these antioxidants are very helpful to create superoxide dismutase that help to repairs cells and prevent damage by free radical in the body. This free radical is the main reason of different cancer. As per the new studies pineapple are very helpful to prevent all type of cancer like mouth, throat and breast.
Pineapples are very rich in fiber content like other fruits. However pineapples contain both soluble and insoluble fiber. Pineapples are not only very good for digestion but also very helpful for other health related issues, such as constipation, diarrhea, blood clotting and blood pressure and also help to prevent cancer. Pineapple contains fiber that help in bulking up stool, its provide easy passage of food through the digestive tract and also help to release gastric and digestive juices for better digestion of food. Due to high rich of fiber content found in pineapple also lower the cholesterol from our blood vessels and eliminates it from the body, this cholesterol is the main cause of cardiovascular disease.
High blood pressure is the main cause of hypertension. Sodium is a content which is the main culprit of blood pressure; sodium raised the blood pressure in our body. Potassium is the content which helps to lower the blood pressure in our body. Pineapple is a fruit high rich in potassium and less in sodium, one cup of pineapple juice contains about one milligram of sodium and contains 195 milligram of potassium. Due to high amount potassium and less amount of sodium content pineapple make this fruit very healthy and good to prevents hypertension.
Vitamin C found in pineapple is very helpful for stronger bones as well as stronger teeth. Eating pineapples also helpful for strengthen the gums which is also useful to keep our teeth strong. Anti-oxidants found in pineapples are very useful to prevent plaque formation in mouth by killing the bacteria, which is the main cause of gingivitis.
Vitamin C found in pineapple is well known for boosting immune system power. Also the enzyme called bromelain presence in pineapple is very useful to reduce phlegm and mucus build up within respiratory tracts. So pineapples are very helpful to prevent phlegm and mucus build-up related disease. Due to high rich of antioxidant found in this fruits are very useful to prevent coughs and cold.
As we all know calcium is very essential for our bone health. Pineapples are high rich in calcium so it is very helpful for our stronger and healthy bones. Apart from this pineapple is high rich in manganese, is an essential mineral which is also helpful for stronger and healthy bones, it's also helpful for growth and repair of bone tissue.
Pineapples are high rich in minerals like potassium. Lack of potassium in our body can be the cause of many health problems so potassium is very essential for our body. Potassium is a vasodilator, it helps to increase the blood circulation in our body and helps to ease tension in blood vessel walls. It controls the fluid stored in our body, which is the main cause of blood pressure. Those are suffering from high blood pressure they can add potassium rich food like pineapple in their daily diet for lowering the blood pressure.
Presence of bromelain in pineapple is very helpful in providing relief from catarrh. Generally catarrh is a disease cause by inflammation of the mucous membrane in the body that appears usually in throat and paranasal sinuses.
|Nutrient||Unit||Value per 100 g|
|Total lipid (fat)||g||0.12|
|Carbohydrate, by difference||g||13.12|
|Fiber, total dietary||g||1.4|
|Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid||mg||47.8|
|Vitamin A, RAE||µg||3|
|Vitamin A, IU||IU||58|
|Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)||mg||0.02|
|Vitamin D (D2 + D3)||µg||0.0|
|Vitamin K (phylloquinone)||µg||0.7|
|Fatty acids, total saturated||g||0.009|
|Fatty acids, total monounsaturated||g||0.013|
|Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated||g||0.040|
|Fatty acids, total trans||g||0.000|