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Pineapples contain a wealth of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that include potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, beta carotene, thiamin, B6, and folate, as well as soluble and insoluble fiber, and bromelain.

Pineapple’s claim to fame is a relatively rare proteolytic enzyme called bromelain, which is primarily associated with breaking down complex proteins. However, bromelain also has serious anti-inflammatory effects, and has been positively correlated with reducing the signs and symptoms of arthritis in many test subjects.

As a protein digestive enzyme, bromelain has also shown superior to a chemotherapy drug in treating cancer in the animal model.  It is also known to restore balance to the immune system, among other cancer-fighting benefits.  (Bromelain’s highest concentration is in the center core).

Pineapple is high in manganese.  Manganese is a trace mineral that helps the body convert protein and fat to energy. It also promotes normal bone growth, helps maintain healthy reproductive, nervous, and immune systems, and is involved in blood sugar regulation. In addition, manganese is involved in blood clotting and the formation of cartilage and lubricating fluid in the joints.

Medicinal benefits include their ability to improve respiratory health, cure coughs and colds, improve digestion, help you lose weight, strengthen bones, improve oral health, boost eye health, reduce inflammation, prevent cancer, increase heart health, fight off infections and parasites, improve the immune system, and increase circulation.

Delicious ways to use pineapple:

Moringa Morning Madness

Pineapple Turmeric Smoothie

Heart Kidney Lung Smoothie

 

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