Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Pineapple - Why Is It Good For Us?

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It appears that when I wrote "Watermelon - Why Is It Good For Us?" you all seemed to love it and made it my 2nd most popular post so far, so I thought I would write a few posts similar to it.

Pineapple's medicinal properties are most well known for its main constituent, bromelain.
Bromelain is anti-inflammatory, meaning pineapple can help to improve inflammatory symptoms associated with arthritis, asthma and wounds. It also helps to stimulate digestion, when eaten before a meal.

High in vitamin C, pineapple assists in wound healing and collagen synthesis (think less wrinkles and reduced acne flareups).

Pineapple can also help improve the strength of your bones!
Its juice has high levels of manganese, a mineral important in bone and ligament formation.

Just don't go overboard - I know that if I eat too much pineapple I get a sore, tingley mouth. It does go away after an hour or so, though.

This is provided purely as information, not medical advice - if you are unwell, please seek assistance from your healthcare professional

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