Pineapple is a fruit known for its rich, delicious taste and is a hot commodity in tropical regions like Hawaii, but few people take notice of why eating pineapple is also a good choice for your health.
Among other things, pineapple kills cancer, aids in digestion, soothes cold symptoms, stops diarrhea, strengthens bones and dissolves warts. Read on to see how.
Pineapple is a great source of dietary fiber, vitamin C and manganese. It is 85% water and also contains six B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and B9), calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and protein.
What’s So Great About Pineapple?
Dissolves Warts – If you sometimes get unsightly warts and want a natural, quick fix to get rid of them, try pineapple. You can apply pineapple juice directly to the wart or tape pineapple slices to your skin where the wart is and eventually the wart will go away. As far fetched as it may sound, this remedy is said to be as effective as actual medicine or medical treatment.
Soothes Cold Symptoms – Pineapple is as effective as oranges and orange juice in treating colds because it also has a great deal of vitamin C, but pineapple has an added ingredient called bromelain, an enzyme that stifles coughs and loosens up congestion.
Here’s a great home remedy: For a cough syrup of your own, mix 4 parts pineapple juice with 1 part honey, heat the mixture slightly and sip in small amounts. You can also make a tea from the same combination or add pineapple juice to a green or black tea of your choice.
Kills Cancer – The enzyme bromelain in pineapple has the ability to dissolve tumors, which impedes the spread of cancer in the body. Regularly eating pineapple also protects a great deal against skin cancer.
Aids in Protein Digestion, Stops Diarrhea – Pineapple also has the ability to regulate digestion and bowel movements, cleanse and detoxify the colon, and soothe the stomach. The enzymes in pineapple break down food particles, so that they are more easily digested, especially protein.
Soothes Inflammation – Bromelain in pineapple also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can reduce swelling, redness and tenderness in joints as a result of arthritis or other types of inflammation.
Strengthens Bones – Pineapple provides you with almost three quarters of the recommended daily amount of the mineral manganese, which your body needs in order to build and strengthen bones and connective tissues. This is great news for those who suffer with conditions like osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. Just eating more pineapple can be a great supplement to doctor-prescribed medications.
Pineapple also has emmenagogue qualities, meaning that it can stimulate blood flow for menstruation especially if menstruation has been irregular or non-existent. It can also help to expel parasitic worms from the body.