The Wondrous Pineapple

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Pineapples grow in the ground and are naturally sweet. The enzymes and antioxidants found in the fruit have health benefits that are low in calories and rich in minerals.

There are two types of pineapple in the United State. Cylinder-shaped, with small spiky leaves known as the “Smooth Cayenne”, and the “Extra Sweet” variety that was created by scientist in a lab in Hawaii. There are many benefits to consuming pineapple juice or eating the juicy favorable fruit.

Benefits Include:

  1. Aids in digestion because it is high in fiber.
  2. Assist with symptoms of a cold, due to high levels of vitamin C, and the reduction of mucus in the respiratory tract.
  3. Strengthens bones, because of minerals, know as manganese that is essential for bone growth and maintenance.
  4. Pineapples have an astringent agent that may assist with your oral health by strengthening your teeth and gums because it works to tighten muscles and skin within the body.
  5. May assist with healthy vision, because of beta-carotene in the plant.
  6. Pineapple is considered the healing fruit because of vitamin C that helps creates protein collagen with other nutrients.
  7. It also has anti-inflammatory properties because of bromelain.
  8. Vitamin C and antioxidants found in the pineapple are great immunity boosters.
  9. Blood pressure and blood circulation are improved due to potassium and copper found in the fruit.
  10. May reduce the risk of cancer.
  11. Pineapple is great for the skin and hair.
  12. Natural way to enhance your energy.
  13. Pineapple has serotonin which is a natural stress buster that keeps nerves and hormones relaxed.

This is for informational purposes only and not a suggestion for treatment, or cure but to add to your health and wellness.


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Published by Dr. Marilyn Crosby, PhD, MBA, MSN RN

I am an registered nurse with a variety of nursing experience in many areas of healthcare, including critical care, research, program management, quality, and complementary care. I have a passion for "all things related to health & wellness" and want to share pertinent information. Stay Well!

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