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You May Eat Pineapple but You've Probably Never Heard of This (Video)

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by N.Morgan

The flesh and juice of the pineapple are used in cuisines around the world. In many tropical countries, pineapple is prepared and sold on roadsides as a snack. It is sold whole or in halves with a stick inserted. Whole, cored slices with a cherry in the middle are a common garnish on hams in the West.

Chunks of pineapple are used in desserts such as fruit salad, as well as in some savory dishes, including pizza toppings, or as a grilled ring on a hamburger. Traditional dishes that use pineapple include hamonado, afritada, kaeng som pla, and Hawaiian haystack.

Nutritionally speaking, the Pineapple is also a fruit very rich in nutrients that protect our entire organism. These nutrients protect us from many health problems. Pineapple has sweet taste and abounds in vitamin A and C, fiber, phosphorus, potassium and calcium.

1. Protects from various types of cancer

This amazing fruit contains antioxidants that fight against free radicals and prevent damage to cells. It helps against diseases such as atherosclerosis, heart disease, arthritis, various types of cancer.

2. Protects against inflammation and infections

Pineapple is rich in vitamin C and bromelain, enzymes that break down proteins and protect against bacterial infections. Successfully treat colds and coughs.

3. Strengthens bones

It contains a high percentage of manganese, which strengthens bones and the binding tissue. One cup of pineapple juice meets 73% of daily needs of this mineral.

4. Protects eyes

Sight weakens over the years, and beta carotene, contained in pineapple, is very important for eye health. This is why you should consume pineapple regularly.


5. Protects the heart

Pineapple contains antioxidants that protect against free radicals and reduce the levels of bad cholesterol. With regular consumption of pineapple you will be able to strengthen the heart muscle and decrease the risk of heart disease.

6. Improves digestion

Bromelain, vitamin C and fiber, found in pineapples, improve digestion process.

7. Protects against hypertension

If you suffer from high blood pressure, include pineapple into your daily diet because both potassium and sodium, contained in pineapple, will help you maintain normal blood pressure.

8. It is great against acne

Pineapple has an abundance of vitamin C and it is excellent when it comes to removing dark spots and gray complexion. It helps in the production of collagen and is a great fighter against acne. It reduces redness and helps skin look tighter and more elastic.   


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  • Slimey

    Practically any tropical fruit is good for you.

    Mango, papaya, coconuts, kiwi, etc. All juicy fruits. And as you know papaya is the ONLY fruit that contains papain – an important protein enzyme.

    Another important fruit is doughnuts. Well, I like to call it a fruit. :wink: <- :lol:

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