One of the most favorite fruits among people are definitely pineapples. They thrive in tropical climates, but nowadays we can obtain them anywhere. It’s an oval fruit which has a pinecone over it which is the rind.
There is a ‘crown’ on its top which has to be removed very carefully. The ripe pineapple has a flesh with yellow color and the aroma is beautiful. It is sweet with a little bit of acidic taste.
Interesting Fact: No matter the shape or the size, every pineapple in the world has the very same number of hexagonal sections on it!
You have to harvest pineapples when they’re ripe and they need to be distributed very quickly. They are canned commonly so that they could lost longer, but you shouldn’t consume them very often as they are full of sugar water!
Pineapple contains an abundance of vitamins: B1, C, B6, B3, B2 and B5. It also contains a lot of potassium, manganese, magnesium, copper, folic acid, dietary fiber and beta-carotene.
The best feature of pineapples is their amount of bromelain. This is an enzyme that can be used for numerous processes in our body.
It can neutralize and balance fluids, so our organism becomes neither too acidic nor too alkaline. It improves our digestion and stimulates hormonal secretions in our pancreas.
The enzyme we’ve already mentioned, bromelain can decrease swelling and inflammation very effectively. Drinking pineapple juice often can help you eliminate any kind of pain!
Atherosclerosis: Vitamin C, which can be found in pineapple in high amounts, can prevent our arteries from becoming damages by oxidants and also from hardening.
Prevent blood clotting: Take pineapple juice regularly to prevent blood clotting. The best nutrients are present in the stems and the core of the fruit.
Bone health: Pineapple has proper minerals which can build and strengthen our connective tissues as well as our bones.
Cough: The bromelain which pineapple contains is an anti-inflammatory which stops coughing and prevents the pain even 500 times better than any cough syrup. In case you have a cough, try to squeeze some fresh pineapple juice in which you’ll add some sea salt. You’ll notice great changes very quickly.
Digestion: Drink some pineapple juice after you’ve had a heavy meal. You’ll digest it more easily.
High blood pressure: Pineapple is abundant in antioxidants and because it can prevent blood clotting, it might also help you decrease your blood pressure.
Immunity: Pineapples are abundant in vitamin C, so they’ll surely improve your whole immune system.
Inflammatory conditions: As we have already mentioned, this fruit is full of anti-inflammatory properties. If you drink the juice often, you’ll manage to treat:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Injuries etc.
Respiratory conditions: All the excess of mucus can be dissolved with the help of bromelain from pineapples. You’ll also treat sinusitis, pneumonia, asthma and bronchitis effectively. You should also decrease the intake of many harmful foods, because mucus is mostly formed because of them.
Sore throat: All the redness and soreness from your throat can be decreased with the help of regular drinking of pineapple juice.
Vision health: This fruit is high in beta-carotene which is really necessary against diseases connected with our vision.
Try to find pineapples which are heavy, with a fragrant aroma and their color is golden. The bottom stem shouldn’t have moldy spots or be decayed.
Before you decide to use the pineapple, chop its crown several hours before. The fruit should be turned upside down and left to stay in the fridge. All of the sweetness which can mostly be found at the bottom of the fruit will be distributed throughout the complete fruit when you turn it back over!
In case its taste is too acidic for you, use a little lime and sprinkle it over the pineapple. The acidic taste will be gone.
Some people have difficulties to cut a pineapple. You can buy a pineapple corer and everything will be done less messy and easily! It’s an amazing tool!
Don’t throw away the pineapple core! It contains an abundance of nutrients. Chop it into small pieces. Add it into dishes to sweeten them up! You can also juice the core!
If you’ve already chopped the whole pineapple and you want to keep it, use an airtight container that you’ll fill with juice. It can stay up to 1 week in the fridge and be juicy and tasty!
People who have low levels of blood sugar or diabetes should use pineapples as they’re sweet. If your health is optimal, the sweetness won’t be a problem for you.
If you still think the juice you’ve squeezed is very sweet, add a little bit of water or any green juice.
Don’t use canned pineapples often! They’re full of additives and thick sugar water so that they could be preserved inside the can.