Pineapple fruit and its compounds have been linked to many health benefits such as aiding digestion, boosting immunity and speeding up recovery from surgery, among others.
Here are some impressive health benefits of pineapple.
a) Loaded With Nutrients
Pineapples are low in calories but have an incredibly impressive nutrient profile.They are especially rich in vitamin C and manganese providing 131% and 76% of the daily recommendations, respectively.
Vitamin C is important for growth/development, a healthy immune system and aiding the absorption of iron from the diet while manganese is a naturally occurring mineral maintains a healthy metabolism and has antioxidant properties
b) Has Disease-Fighting Antioxidants
It is loaded with antioxidants(flavonoids and phenolic acids) that help your body combat oxidative stress which is a state of too many free radicals in the body interacting with the body’s cells leading to a damage linked to chronic inflammation, a weakened immune system and many harmful infections.
c) Its Enzymes Can Ease Digestion
Pineapples contain a group of digestive enzymes called bromelain that function as proteases which break down protein molecules into their building blocks, such as amino acids and small peptides more easily absorbed across the small intestine hence helpful for people with pancreatic insufficiency.
d) May Help Reduce the Risk of Cancer
Several studies shows that pineapple and its compounds can reduce the risk of cancers because they can minimize oxidative stress and reduce inflammation.
e) May Boost Immunity and Suppress Inflammation
Pineapples contain a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and enzymes that may collectively boost immunity and suppress inflammation.
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