Pineapple has an enzyme in it called bromelain. It has the ability to reduce inflammation and eliminate poisons in the body that attack the organs.
2. Weight loss
Drinking pineapple juice on an empty stomach can reduce the craving for sweets. Pineapple has thiamin in it, which converts carbohydrates quickly into energy, thus kick-starting the metabolism.
3. Protects against liver and intestinal parasites
The enzyme bromelain from the fruit also has anti-parasitic properties. It’s even possible to kill intestinal parasites with concentrated doses of pineapple juice.
4. Fewer thyroid problems
The fruit not only contains bromelain but also iodine, which when taken regularly can help sufferers of thyroiditis combat the inflammation, helping the organ to improve its function.
5. Reduced risk of injury
Pineapple is also a good source of potassium, which stabilises the body’s electrolytes. By regularly consuming potassium, one has fewer muscle cramps during physical activity. This reduces the risk of incurring injuries.
6. Fewer toxins
The antioxidants and enzymes found in pineapple are the best natural anti-toxin available. By regularly drinking pineapple juice, the body remains free from heavy metals.
7. Better digestion
Bromelain boosts digestion and helps prevent against disorders of the digestive tract.
8. Healthier teeth
Pineapple is very effective in combating yellow teeth and plaque. Regularly drinking pineapple juice helps you get whiter, healthier, and stronger teeth.
9. Better vision
Vitamin A und beta-carotin are also found in pineapple. These substances support better eyesight. By drinking pineapple juice daily, you can prevent age-related vision problems.
10. Pineapple against cancer
A 2013 study published in the National Library of Medicine found that bromelain extracted from the stem of a pineapple was effective in killing human gastric and colon carcinoma cells.
Pineapple juice — how it is made:
Cut up a fresh pineapple into chunks, discarding the outer skin. Place the chunks in a large carafe and fill it with water, still or sparkling according to your preference. Or if you have a juicer or blender, you can also go the undiluted route. You’ll be surprised how tasty such a healthy drink can be!
In addition to all of the above, pineapple is packed with Vitamin C, so by adding it to your daily regimen, you should find yourself in generally better condition to fight off any winter colds. Here’s to your health!