Pineapples are a juicy tropical fruit with a regal crown that are appreciated not just for their distinctive sweet and tart taste but for their immense health benefits as well. Very few people know that pineapple is the second most favourite tropical fruit in the world. Fresh pineapple juice has adequate quantity of vitamins, enzymes and minerals which are good for overall development of health. Anything consumed in juice form is easily absorbed by the body and for this reason; pineapple is best consumed in juice form! Before getting on to the benefits, let us know how to make delicious pineapple juice:
Take one chopped pineapple in a blender jar. Add 2 to 3 tbsp sugar and 6 to 8 ice cubes. You may also add 1 cup water but if you want a very thick juice, then you may skip this step. Skip the ice cubes if cold food does not suit you. Blend till smooth. Pour in glasses; you may strain if you want. Serve pineapple juice garnished with pineapple wedges or slices. For an indian touch, you can sprinkle some black salt and roasted cumin powder in the juice.
RELIEVES MORNING SICKNESS
Drinking pineapple juice early in the morning can help reduce nausea and vomiting caused by morning sickness. The nausea-relieving effect can be attributed to its high vitamin and mineral content, especially vitamin B6 that helps relieve pregnancy-induced nausea.
HEALTHY TEETH AND GUMS
Pineapple juice contains high amount of vitamin C which are beneficial for strong teeth. Eating pineapple strengthens gums thus keep our teeth healthy and strong. It prevents plaque formation by restricting the activities of bacteria, reduces the risk of periodontal diseases and gingivitis.
Pineapple is the only major dietary source of bromelain. While it’s found in the greatest concentration within the core of the fruit, it is also found throughout the sweet parts and in the juice. Bromelain has anti-inflammatory properties, making it useful in the treatment of various injuries and the pain caused by them.
Drinking pineapple juice in the morning prevents sugar and fat cravings, thus good for obesity people to maintain weight or lose weight.
The presence of Vitamin C in pineapple juice enables this fruit to be used, internally as well as externally, as a cure for acne and other inflammatory skin conditions. Bromelain, the anti-inflammatory enzyme in this fruit, boosts up the healing power of Vitamin C.
Pineapples are a rich source of antioxidants that helps fight against free radicals in the body, thereby preventing further cellular damage. These antioxidants also protect our body from diseases like atherosclerosis, heart diseases, arthritis, various cancers, etc.
The enzyme bromelain present in Pineapple is useful in digestion and ensure neutralization of acids. Bromelain breaks down protein into simpler form and promotes digestion.
Pineapple juice combined with honey reduces inflammation and helps with every type of cough especially dry cough. To make your own pineapple juice and honey cough remedy at home, simply mix 1 tbsp. of honey into 1/2 cup of warm pineapple juice. Warming the pineapple juice will help the honey to dissolve more quickly and evenly.
Macular degeneration is a primary cause of vision loss in elderly people. Being rich in vitamin A, regular consumption of pineapple juice is good for maintaining eye health and protecting against macular degeneration, a primary cause of vision loss in elderly people.
Low levels of manganese have been associated with bone malformation and bone loss leading to low bone density and osteoporosis. Pineapple juice can be a good source of the trace mineral manganese that is essential for bone health.