The pineapple is one fruit that has gotten little credit for its immense benefits in this region. It has a whole lot of mind-blowing benefits ranging from vitamin levels, bodily function boost to the prevention of major deadly diseases. See the top 3 reasons you should eat pineapples more often.
- It boosts the immune system: The vitamin levels in pineapples work a great deal in boosting the immune system. Especially the vitamin C levels which if eaten in sizeable moderation contains all the daily vitamin c requirements. Vitamin C helps with cell repair and gives the body the boosts needed to fight off infections and diseases.
- Blood Clot Reduction: Blood clots range from being minor to a deadly build-up of blood cells in the veins and arteries which prevent blood flow to vital organs. If they break up and find their way to the heart or lungs they can prove to be very fatal. They are the leading causes of heart and attack and stroke and if not well prevented can affect almost anyone. Pineapples contain bromelain which has to proven to be an effective blood thinner. Constantly having pineapples in your diet helps to prevent a blood clot or break down already affected areas.
- They have been shown to reduce tumour growth associated with cancer: Pineapples have been found to have very high anti-inflammatory effects which have been shown to increase survival rates of rats affected with multiple tumours. This is due to the effect of bromelain which is a very effective meat tenderizer. However, evidence hasn’t been conclusive about its effects on humans.
However, amidst these numerous benefits, pineapples should be taken in moderation as excessive consumption can affect the mouth and tongue due to its tenderizing effect and can give an excessive dosage of vitamin C.