Pineapple Benefits for Health, Skin & Hair

Due to its majestic appearance, the pineapple has been treated as a luxurious fruit since ancient times. It has been a part of various delicacies and has contributed to making the food healthier and tastier. Its popularity has propelled it to become part of popular dishes like pizzas, although the jury is still out on its fate there, still making it to the recipe is still a big deal and that shows what a tasteful delight the pineapple is. 

Pineapple is much more than just a beautiful, tasty fruit, it is as much beneficial as it is good-looking. It consists of vitamins A, C and K, phosphorus, zinc, calcium, antioxidants and manganese that are very helpful in boosting our immunity and improves processes like digestion and the endocrine system. It also helps protect bones, enhances skin and hair, and improves metabolism. Let’s take a look at its benefits one by one:

Pineapple Benefits for Health

1. Improves Digestion

Pineapples are useful for improving many processes that occur in our body, including the process of digestion. The bromelain, fibre and vitamin C helps treat indigestion caused by heavy meals and prevent stomach aches. The bromelain enzymes are powerful digestive enzymes, that are effective in treating nausea and morning sickness which is especially useful during pregnancy. So, whenever your stomach feels burdened, try some pineapple juice instead of taking heavy medicines and see the difference. 

2. Strengthens Bones

When I say it helps strengthens bones I mean every bone from tiniest to heaviest, are protected and nurtured by manganese present in pineapples. When manganese is joined by important nutrients like zinc, calcium, and copper they make bones strong and heavier. The calcium in pineapple also helps strengthen teeth and gums. Bromelain prevents inflammation of bones which keeps joint pains and bone diseases like arthritis away. 

3. Improves Sexual Health

Pineapples being a topical fruit contains magnesium and potassium, these nutrients are valuable for our sexual health. It is also full of vitamin C which helps boosts immunity, and also a good source of water and sugar which provide hydration and energy respectively. Since you need all these features for a good sexual health I suggest to start including pineapple in your healthy diet and even if you are struggling with healthy eating choices right now then I suggest start by eating pineapple on pizza.

Manganese is the most beneficial nutrient for sexual health especially for men, it is known to improve testosterone levels and give strength to men. Men with low manganese levels tend to have a lack of semen and suffer from a loss of sex drive. Bromelain, thiamine in pineapples also improve sex drive by increasing the sex hormone production in both men and women. Vitamin C also helps treat erectile dysfunction among men by improving blood flow to the penis.

4. Beneficial during Menstruation

As mentioned above pineapples are a rich source of an enzyme called bromelain which happen to be the key ingredient for having a healthy menstruation cycle. What bromelain does is that it sheds the lining of the uterus which helps in commencing the cycle. It also increases the production of red blood cells and white blood cells in our body in order to increase the flow of blood. Bromelain also helps ease inflammation and swelling and it also slows the clotting of blood, thus easing period cramps.

Manganese doesn’t only help men but also helps women, consuming foods filled with manganese increases menstrual flow in women thus proving to be beneficial if you need help in boosting your periods to arrive on time or even early. It also helps in easing the pain and cramps during those days.

5. Great for Lungs

Pineapples, especially pineapple juice, has amazing anti-inflammatory properties because it is loaded with the bromelain. Bromelain has been proven to have mucolytic properties which basically helps break and expel mucus from our body, and also has been helpful in treating respiratory conditions related to asthma and many other allergies. Pineapple juice can be used to treat cough and is especially used as a traditional home treatment method for asthma, but if you are experiencing severe symptoms then it is always advisable to consult a doctor and follow the medication he/she prescribes.

Skin Benefits

1. Delays Ageing

Vitamin C is known for all the benefits it provides to our skin, it helps keep it glowing and fresh. Pineapples are a rich source of both vitamin C as well as antioxidants, and they help keep the skin young, smooth and glowing. These nutrients reduce wrinkles and delay the ageing of the skin, and if you mix a few drops of lemon in the process and then nothing can stop you from looking like a million bucks. 

Rubbing pineapple slices on your face can thoroughly for 5 mins, let it penetrate your skin and dry and then washing it off with water will give you nourish the skin and help lighten the spots until they are fully invisible, making it look young. The Alpha-hydroxy acid in pineapples is the main ingredient that helps in the anti-ageing process.  

2. Prevents Acne

Pineapples have also been known to treat sun damage, uneven skin tones and acne effectively. These problems can be solved by both applying pineapple juice to the affected areas and also by consuming it. Consuming pineapple juice keeps skin hydrated making it clearer, fairer and reduces acne scars permanently. Applying pineapple juice and washing it off after five minutes also helps treat acne and make skin smooth. 

Hair Benefits

1. Makes Hair Strong

Vitamin C is a very important nutrient with multiple benefits, apart from making the body healthier inside it also helps in beautifying it from the outside. It helps make hair and skin glow all the while making it tougher at the root. The vitamin C in pineapples makes hair softer and shinier on the outside while the bromelain helps makes hair strong by preventing acne, dermatitis, eczema and psoriasis. 

The enzymes present in pineapple avoid hair fall by enriching the hair follicles, thus inducing thickness and increasing elasticity. Itching and hair fall caused by inflammation in the scalp is also cured by drinking a glass of pineapple juice every day along with a balanced diet. 

Pineapple has so many benefits that if we start discussing them one by one it might need another post, so let me just list them in the hopes that it reaches the needful ears and helps them. Pineapples have energizing properties, help reduce stress levels, prevent blood clots, prevents high blood pressure, improves sight, and helps prevent major diseases cancer, beneficial in treating cold, and also helps quicken recovery after surgery. 

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