Pineapples (colloquially known as ananas) are become increasingly available in supermarkets, and are readily available in cans. This tropical fruit has been hailed as a super fruit by nutritionists across the world, due to the fact that is packed with nutrients that provide a host of health benefits.
Boosts immunity and makes your skin glow. Pineapples are rich in vitamin C, a natural immunity booster, which helps ward off illnesses and infections. The fruit also contains brome lain (an enzyme) which can alleviate symptoms associated with the flu and sinus infections.
Increased consumption of pineapples is also believed to keep respiratory disorders such as asthma and whooping cough at bay. Another benefit of vitamin C (as well as antioxidants), is preventing wrinkles, reducing acne scars and dark spots, and giving your skin a healthy glow.
Improves your eyesight. A good source of vitamin A, pineapples are extremely beneficial in maintaining eye health by lowering the risk of contracting eye diseases, preventing age-related macular degeneration and delaying the onset of cataracts.
Keeps bone disease at bay and helps you lose weight. Pineapples contain high doses of manganese, which is essential for maintaining bone health, and this makes them ideal for people suffering from bone joint-related diseases, such as arthritis and osteoporosis.
Furthermore, the mineral speeds up your metabolism, which coupled with the fact that pineapples contain fibre, makes them ideal for people thinking about losing weight.
Maintains your blood pressure. Doctors often prescribe pineapple juice to people suffering from Calories- 50
|Total Fat||0.1 g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate||13.1 g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber||1.4 g||6%|
|Vitamin A||58 IU||21%|
|Vitamin C||47.8 mg||80%|
Per Cent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Hypertension and high blood Pressure. This is because pineapple juice contains higher levels of potassium then the fruit, and the mineral can help prevent high blood pressure, the primary cause of strokes and cardiovascular disease.
By Rubiya Naveed. The Writer is a nutritionist.