Pineapple, pineapples, pineapples! Comedian Kevin Hart is famous for a story where he explains how the word “pineapples” would help him get out of a sticky situation. But we’re happy to share that the actual fruit can help your body is so many ways, it’s incredible. Here are just a few…
1. Fights inflammation
Bromelain is an enzyme that has anti-inflammatory properties. Bromelain helps the body get rid of toxins by fighting off inflammation which impacts all the tissues and organs in the body. Regular consumption of pineapple can help to treat mild forms of arthritis and sports injuries by reducing inflammation and pain.
2. Helps with weight loss
Due to the fiber contained in pineapple, it takes more time to digest, thus causing a prolonged feeling of satiety. Drinking pineapple water in the morning prevents sugar and fat cravings. Thiamine helps boost your body metabolism by converting carbohydrates into energy.
3. Flushes parasites from liver and intestines
4. Regulates the thyroid
Pineapples contain iodine and bromelain that are effective in improving various autoimmune disorders; thus, effective in easing symptoms associated with thyroiditis.
5. Balances electrolytes
Pineapple contain potassium which helps make our body a lot stronger and maintain the proper balance of electrolytes in your body preventing cramps or other injuries.
Bromelain in pineapple helps the body digest proteins more efficiently.
7. Strengthens gums and helps whiten and preserve teeth
Research found that the enzyme bromelain in pineapples acts as a natural stain remover, according to Dr. Frawley. Bromelain also helps break up plaque effectively.
8. Improves vision
Yes, vision. Pineapple contains beta-carotene and vitamin A that good for eyesight. Data reported in a study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology indicates that eating 3 or more servings of pineapple per day may lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the primary cause of vision loss in older adults.
9. Fights cancer