Pineapple (Ananas) is a large tropical fruit considered as one of the most popular tropical fruits in the world, they are wide cylindrical in shape, have scaly green, yellow or brown skin and spiny blue to green leaves.
Pineapples are delicious when consumed fresh, but they can also be enjoyed as juice, it low in calories and rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C, and manganese. It is also a good source of thiamin, vitamin B6, copper, and potassium.
Pineapple is native to South America, but now is grown around the world.
NUTRITION FACTS OF PINEAPPLE
|Vitamin A||95.7 IU|
|Vitamin C||78.9 mg|
|Dietary Fiber||1.4 g|
HEALTH BENEFITS OF PINEAPPLE
1. Prevents Cancer
Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that has the potential to improve cancer treatment options, this fruit have been associated with prevention of cancers in throat, mouth and breast as it has high content of antioxidants such as beta carotene, vitamin A, flavonoid compounds, bromelain and manganese.
2. Suppress Inflammation
Pineapple is a great source of bromelain which is helpful to treat sports injuries. Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme which is the combination of enzymes which digest protein, Some research suggests that this compound may be as effective as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
3. Help Weight Loss
Pineapples contain bromelain that helps to metabolize protein, also it low in calories and rich in fiber content that helps to keep you full and reduce cravings.
4. Improves Brain Health
Potassium founded in pineapple has been linked to increase blood flow to the brain and enhanced cognition concentration and neural activity, also several components of pineapples such as potassium folate and various antioxidants are known to provide neurological benefits.
5. Hair and Skin Health
Sufficient Vitamin C intake can help your body create and maintain collagen an essential protein found in hair and skin. Also, a high vitamin C content helps heal wounds and injuries to the body rapidly.