Health Benefits of Pineapples:
Pineapples contain more than 120% of our daily requirement of Vitamin C, making them one of the richest and tastiest sources of this vital compound. Adequate amounts of Vitamin C reduce several ailments and it is an excellent antioxidant. It also stimulates the immune system by activating the white blood cells and protects us against the damage caused by free radicals.
Pineapples contain huge amounts of both, soluble and insoluble fiber. This is very helpful in reducing many health conditions like constipation, IBS, atherosclerosis, blood clots, etc. They also add a lot of bulk to the food and improve the digestive ability of the body. Fibers help in the easy passage of stool through the intestine and also clear the blood vessel of excess cholesterol, thereby improving the heart health. Pineapples also contain a complex chemical called as bromelain, which improves the protein digestion in the body
The high amounts of Vitamin C and bromelain, help in the treatment of inflammatory conditions that affect the respiratory tract like cold, coughs and other problems. The enzymes in bromelain reduce the inflammation in the nasal cavity and break up the excessive mucus in the respiratory system.