Pineapple is among the world’s most popular fruit and maybe one of the favorite fruits for most people because of its sweet taste and aroma.
There are many ways that the pineapple fruit is prepared including using the peel of the unripe fruit in making West African herbal medicines.
However, we are concerned about the health benefits of the juice of pineapple here.
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- What are the proven nutritional and health benefits of pineapple juice?
What are the proven nutritional and health benefits of pineapple juice?
1) It is rich in minerals and vitamins
Manganese, copper, vitamin C, vitamin B1, B6, and vitamin A.
These minerals and vitamins help to promote healthy skin and react aids other biological processes like wound healing function like vitamin C.
2) Pineapple juice may boost your immune system
The rich vitamins in pineapple juice take part in the immune system’s function.
For example, vitamin C may help against the common cold as fast as it often does because of its role in potentially activating the immune response.
Pineapple also contains natural enzymes that have been proven to take part in immune response too.
3) It is good for the heart health
Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme found in pineapple juice may help free the arteries by breaking down blood clots.
This is good for the heart and reduces the risk of you developing high blood pressure that could result in heart attacks.
4) It may help improve digestion
Pineapple is rich in digestive enzymes and some of the enzymes are known to help against constipation.
There is also evidence that it helps relieve symptoms of bloating and gas reflux as well.
Further studies on the effects of the bromelain enzyme on the digestive system have also been encouraged because of the early discovery of pineapples.
5) Pineapple juice may be great for skincare
While you must nut rub pineapple juice on your skin because it will irritate your skin, the rich vitamin C content and antioxidants make it a good juice that you can drink for your skin’s health.
Here are some of the ways that pineapple juice directly benefits skincare.
- It has anti-bacterial properties that also protects the skin from diseases
- Removes toxins from the skin and prevent cells damage to the skin
- The importance of vitamin C in healing external injuries and blood clotting formation is well known.
6) Pineapple juice may improve vision
According to a webmd.com article, particles called floaters may impair vision by moving around in your eye.
These so-called floaters affect your ability to focus and have good vision.
However, if you take pineapple juice often enough, it can help in breaking down these particles.
This is similar to the kind of effects in clearing your arteries that we have discussed above in this article.
You may want to take more pineapple juice because of one or more of the health benefits discussed here.
However, you should bear in mind that you could expose yourself to other risks if you take too much of it.
For example, while pineapple juice may help indigestion, it can cause gastric reflux if you take too much.
So, moderation is the way to go when it comes to healthy nutrition and wellness.