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The Benefits of Pineapple

Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Simple Pineapple - MUST Read

The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family.
It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit.

The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today.

It is a multiple fruit. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens

of individual floweret's that grow together to form the entire fruit.

Each scale on a pineapple is evidence of a separate flower.

Pineapples stop ripening the minute they are picked.
No special way of storing them will help ripen them further.
Color is relatively unimportant in determining ripeness.

Choose your pineapple by smell.

If it smells fresh, tropical and sweet, it will be a good fruit.
The more scales on the pineapple, the sweeter and juicier the taste.

After you cut off the top, you can plant it.
It should grow much like a sweet potato will.

This delicious fruit is not only sweet and tropical; it also offers many
benefits to our health. Pineapple is a remarkable fruit.

We find it enjoyable because of its lush, sweet and exotic flavor, but it
may also be one of the most healthful foods available today.
If we take a more detailed look at it, we will find that pineapple

is valuable for easing indigestion, arthritis or sinusitis.
The juice has an anthelmintic effect; it helps get rid of intestinal worms.

Let's look at how pineapple affects other conditions.
Pineapple is high in manganese, a mineral that is critical to development

of strong bones and connective tissue. A cup of fresh pineapple

will give you nearly 75% of the recommended daily amount.
It is particularly helpful to older adults, whose bones

tend to become brittle with age.

Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme, is the key to pineapple's value.
Proteolytic means "breaks down protein", which is why pineapple is known

to be a digestive aid. It helps the body digest proteins more efficiently.
Bromelain is also considered an effective anti-inflammatory.

Regular ingestion of at least one half cup of fresh pineapple daily is
purported to relieve painful joints common to osteoarthritis.

It also produces mild pain relief.
In Germany, bromelain is approved as a post-injury medication because it is
thought to reduce inflammation and swelling.

Orange juice is a popular liquid for those suffering from a cold because

it is high in Vitamin C. Fresh pineapple is not only high in this vitamin, but

because of the Bromelain, it has the ability to reduce mucous in the throat.
If you have a cold with a productive cough, add pineapple to your diet.
It is commonly used in Europe as a post-operative measure to cut mucous
after certain sinus and throat operations.

Those individuals who eat fresh pineapple daily report fewer sinus problems
related to allergies. In and of itself, pineapple has a very low risk for allergies.

Pineapple is also known to discourage blood clot development.

This makes it a valuable dietary addition for frequent fliers

and others who may be at risk for blood clots.

An old folk remedy for morning sickness is fresh pineapple juice. it really works!

Fresh juice and some nuts first thing in the morning often make a difference.
It's also good for a healthier mouth. The fresh juice discourages plaque growth.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MAMACAPPI 7/19/2013 7:59PM


We love fresh pineapple! Had no idea it has so many healthy benefits!!
I'd love to try to grow one someday. Fun!


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RACEFORLIFE 6/26/2013 5:36AM

    Having just discovered Pineapple I have jow discovered that because of my kidney condition I cannot eat it. Too much potassium :(

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RACEFORLIFE 6/24/2013 4:54AM

    I have literally just (this weekend) discovered fresh pineapple and how to cut it, so on my shopping trip today I shall be buying one! Especially since I have read all the benefits!

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STONECOT 6/17/2013 10:11AM

    I love fresh pineapple. How nice to have a good excuse to eat more! emoticon

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    Thank you for sharing.

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MSGO72 6/16/2013 9:52PM

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CANDYCANE2B 6/16/2013 9:29PM

    Thanks for sharing!!! I learned a lot about a pineapple that I didn't know before!!!!

I copied your article and saved it in my recipe/food documents!!! emoticon

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KATYDID412 6/16/2013 9:10PM

    I love fresh pineapple! It's one of my favorite fruits. Thanks for posting!


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CRUISEBOUND4EVR 6/16/2013 8:16PM

    Very interesting! Thank you for sharing emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 6/16/2013 8:04PM

    Wow! Thanks for all of that wonderful information! Many more reasons to love pineapple! emoticon emoticon

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DEBIGENE 6/16/2013 8:02PM

    I knew I loved pineapple for a good reason, I just didn't know how many !!! Now I do, thanks to YOU !!!

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DEEINWI 6/16/2013 7:59PM

    Thanks! emoticon

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TRUNKJUNK 6/16/2013 7:45PM

    Thanks for the Pineapple info so impformative. It's one of favorite fruits

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