Health Benefits of Pineapple
We all know pineapple as a delicious tropical fruit that garnishes our drinks, but did you know that it also provides a good dose of vitamin C, vitamin B1, potassium and manganese, in addition to other special compounds and antioxidants that help prevent disease formation.
The benefits of eating pineapple:
Used widely around the world as a natural remedy for everything from indigestion to allergies, this fruit is filled with phytonutrients that work as well as many medicines do. Benefits of pineapple include protecting against cardiovascular disease, improving fertility and reducing inflammation.
On top of its health perks, it is easy to find, inexpensive, versatile in recipes and available nearly year-round.
Pineapple (species name Ananas comosus) is a tropical plant with an edible fruit. It is considered the most economically significant plant in the Bromeliaceae plant family.
Much of the healing power of this fruit comes from a protein-digesting enzyme called bromelain. Bromelain is an enzyme, specifically a protease enzyme, found in the pineapple stem and fruit.
This homeopathic remedy has been used for many years and works to break down proteins in order to form peptides and amino acids in the body. Studies show it also acts as an anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling agent.
Additionally, pineapple is a source of phytochemicals, including flavonoids and tannins.