5 Marvelous Benefits Of Pineapple That Would Surprise You
- Ria Baidya
Updated : January 20, 2022 05:01 IST
The super crunchy and delightful pineapple is profuse with healthy properties for our overall health. Here we list down some of them.
Pineapple, also known as Ananas comosus, is a tropical fruit found almost everywhere around the world. This spiky fruit is rough on the outside but is soft on the inside. Pineapple is the only fruit among its class of bromeliads that are edible, this tropical fruit is not actually a fruit. Instead, it is a cluster of berries that have grown together and a more accurate term for them would have been ‘multiple fruits’ or ‘collective fruits.’ This fruit was initially discovered by the Europeans when they stumbled upon the fruit in Brazil, and named it 'Pineapple' because of its pine shape appearance and sweet taste like apple around the 17th century. There was a time when pineapples were treated as a rare jewel and were displayed in luxurious banquets but now it is widely available in tropical and subtropical countries like the Philippines, Indonesia, India, and China. Here are some benefits of this exotic fruit that would definitely make you include them in your summer diet.
Pineapple has a good source of antioxidants, especially phenolics, flavonoids, and vitamin C. These components are known to fight against inflammation and free radicals in the body which protects our cells from bacterial infections. Thus, boosting our immunity.
Aids In Digestion
There are days when we just cannot avoid indigestion. Drinking one glass of pineapple juice can help in managing bloating since pineapple has a rich source of bromelain and the dietary fibre facilitates a healthy digestion.
Regulates Blood Flow
The fruit has a fair amount of folic acid which is good for making healthy red blood cells in the body. This could increase the cell count which could further help in preventing symptoms like anaemia.
Pineapple is loaded with vitamin C, which makes the superfood ideal for curing damages done by the environment on our skin. Moreover, the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties ensure the skin rejuvenated and blemish-free
Good For Hair
The tropical fruit has an enzyme known as bromelain which helps in nourishing the hair follicles from inside by absorbing the nutrients which are good for healthy hair. Drinking a glass of pineapple juice can revive the lost shine of your hair and could also help in stimulating the hair growth.
Enjoy the benefits of this exotic fruit while they are still available.