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Six Benefits of Pineapple for Health

JAKARTA – In addition to its refreshing and sweet taste, pineapple is also known to contain lots of vitamin C. The Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University was quoted as saying in Healthy Magazine on Tuesday (30/12) that vitamin C is the main water-soluble antioxidant that can fight cell damage. .

Vitamin C is known to be effective in helping fight problems such as heart disease and joint pain. The following are six summarized benefits of pineapple;

1. Bone strength
Pineapple can help you to stay upright and strong. This fruit contains nearly 75% of the recommended daily mineral value of manganese. This mineral is important in developing strong bones and connective tissue according to the Linus Pauling Institute.

One 1994 study suggested that manganese, along with other minerals, may help prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

2. Reduce blood clots
Pineapple can help reduce excessive blood coagulation due to other levels of bromel. This makes pineapple a good snack for people who travel by plane frequently and others who are at risk of developing blood clots.

3. Digestion
Like many other fruits and vegetables, pineapple contains dietary fiber which is important for keeping you healthy and especially keeping your gut healthy according to the Mayo Clinic. But unlike many other fruits and vegetables, pineapple contains a large amount Bromelain, an enzyme that breaks down protein, might aid digestion, according to the American Cancer Society.

4. Anti-inflammatory
Due to the complex mixture of substances that can be extracted from the core of pineapple, known as bromelain, pineapples can help reduce severe inflammation and may reduce tumor growth. Various studies have shown, bromelain can help in treating osteoarthritis, although more research is needed.

Excess inflammation is often associated with cancer. According to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Bromelain and enzymes proteolytic others have been shown to increase survival rates of animals with a variety of tumors. It’s just that, there is no clinical evidence that shows, such results will occur in humans.

5. Eye health
Pineapple can also help reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a disease that affects the eyes as you age. This is due to the high amount of vitamin C and antioxidants they contain.

6. Inflammation of colds and sinuses
Apart from having lots of vitamin C, Bromelain Pineapple can help reduce mucus in the throat and nose, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

So if a cold makes you cough, try pineapple chunks. Those with allergies might consider incorporating pineapple in their diet more regularly, to reduce sinus mucus in the long run. (Faisal Rachman)