When you accidentally overhear the phrase “nutritious and delicious” without knowing the context, your best bet is to presume they are talking about pineapples. These gorgeously sweet and crown-wearing fruits have been celebrated for centuries, and not just for their unique taste either. You see, it has long been known that pineapples have the power to bestow miracles upon all those that chomp away at their sweet insides; more specifically health miracles.
Eat them fresh, juice them, add them to a smoothie, chuck them in a dish or preserve them; it really doesn’t matter, they should be included in any healthy living commandments. Pineapples are temples packed from top to bottom with a unique wealth, including vitamins, nutrients and minerals. We are talking potassium, calcium, copper magnesium, fibre, Vit C and just about every other goodness you can imagine.
So, with all that in mind, what are the most amazing health benefits of the humble pineapple?
Awesome With Arthritis
It is arguably the most celebrated benefit ever to be squeezed out of a pineapple. It works by reducing the inflammation around the joints and muscles and it does this by breaking down some pretty complex proteins with its epic superpower; bromelain. Millions of people suffer from arthritis, millions around the world, and this has been proved to have a positive impact on their conditions.
Better Restroom Break
You know that superpower we just spoke about, bromelain, and the fact it is awesome at dealing with inflammations, well, this has been shown to help those suffer from urinary tract infections. Yeah, pineapple is one of the best home remedies for UTI. All you have to do is snack on a pineapple, or squeeze it out into a drink form and sip on it. Half a pineapple should do the trick. Just don’t use canned pineapple; always use a fresh fruit.
Ramp Up Your Immune
It is a well-known fact that Vitamin C is amazing when it comes to boosting a person’s immune system. That’s why people buy oranges so often. Well, what if we told you that a single serving of pineapple contains over 132% of your daily Vit C requirement. We know right, wow. Big wow. The way this work is complex, of course, but Vit C has huge links with boosting the immune system by increasing the activity of white blood cells, while also acting as an antioxidant. Pretty cool, huh.
Digestion Done Right
The one thing almost all fruits have in common (apart from being delicious) is their rich source of fibre. The thing that separates pineapples from the rest of the fruit world, however, is the fact they have both soluble and insoluble fibre. This means pineapples work even harder to protect you from even more issues relating to your digestive system. So whether you are constipated, the opposite, suffering from IBS, or dealing with blood clotting, pineapples will help relieve you of any pain and suffering. They’re good like that. It just has this knack of knowing what the problem is and coming up with a means of finding a solution, and the right solution at that.