Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pineapple - Health Benefits

Health Benefits of Pineapple

1 ) Anti Cancer : The enzyme Bromelain in pineapple has Anti - Cancer properties. By building the İmmune System , bromelain increases the body's ability to naturally kill tumours.  Bromelain has Anti- Metastatic properties which  prevents or slows down tumours growth.  Especially Colon Cancer because pineapple contains so much fiber.

2 ) Anti - Oxidants : Pineapple is a very good source of Vitamin C.  Pineapple offers your body an excellent protection against free-radicals, substances that attack healthy cells.  İt is  a Cold & Flu fighter.  Pineapple prevents , Catarrh, Gout, Arthritis and İnfections of throat and other parts of the body.  Helps reduce Cough and Mucus . The enzyme bromelain, extracted from the juice and stem of the pineapple plant appears to reduce inflammation associated with Asthma.

 3 ) Digestive : Pineapple helps Healthy Digestion.  Pineapple is used for heartburn , treats nausea , bloating and constipation

4 ) Goiter : İt is helpful in cases of goiter.

 5 ) Energy & Bone Health : Pineapple is an excellent source of  Manganese and Vitamin A , They help Bone and Skin Health . Thiamine and Vitamin B1 is also found in pineapple and also important for Energy Production

In Summary:

The pineapple got its name in English because of its resemblance to a pinecone, but in many European countries, it’s called some derivative of annas which comes from the Paraguayan word nana, meaning "exquisite fruit." (And we agree!) Pineapple is native to South and Central America and is known there for its anti-inflammatory benefits.  

Bromelain, an enzyme found in the juice and stem of pineapples, has been used medicinally since ancient times to help reduce inflammation, lessen hay fever symptoms, slow blood clotting, and even enhance the absorption of antibiotics.  More than just anti-inflammation, researchers suggest bromelain can be used to control the growth of tumors and malignant cells.

If that’s not awesome enough, pineapple is packed with good fiber to help digestion, vitamin C to boost that immune system, and one cup of diced pineapple is only 77 calories. Pineapples are a composite of many flowers whose individual fruitlets fuse together around a central core. Each fruitlet can be identified by an "eye," the rough spiny marking on the pineapple's surface. Pineapples have a wide cylindrical shape, a scaly green, brown or yellow skin and a regal crown of spiny, blue-green leaves and fibrous yellow flesh. The area closer to the base of the fruit has more sugar content and therefore a sweeter taste and more tender texture.

The pineapple is the leading edible member of the family Bromeliaceae which embraces about 2,000 species, mostly epiphytic and many strikingly ornamental. Now known botanically as Ananas comosus Merr. (syns. A. sativus Schult. f., Ananassa sativa Lindl., Bromelia ananas L., B. comosa L.), the fruit has acquired few vernacular names. It is widely called pina by Spanish-speaking people, abacaxi in the Portuguese tongue, ananas by the Dutch and French and the people of former French and Dutch colonies; nanas in southern Asia and the East Indies. In China, it is po-lo-mah; sometimes in Jamaica, sweet pine; in Guatemala often merely "pine".