Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Health Benefits of Pineapple

Who knew that besides being delicious, pineapple is actually very good for you! Pineapple eases indigestion, arthritis, and sinusitis. It is high in manganese, a mineral critical for developing strong bones and connective tissue. It helps the body digest proteins more efficiently. It has anti-inflammatory properties, so it good for relieving painful or sore joints or for use after injuries as a mild pain reliever.

Pineapple is high in vitamin C , which help reduce mucus in the throat. Drink pineapple juice if you have a cold, sinus infection or allergies.

If you are going to be flying somewhere, drinking pineapple juice helps discourage blood clot development.

Fresh pineapple juice is a folk remedy for morning sickness. It also discourages the growth of plaque on teeth.

How to buy a pineapple: Color is unimportant. If the pineapple smells fresh, tropical and sweet, it will be good. The more scales a pineapple has, the sweeter and juicier it will be.

Interesting fact: Pineapples are made up of dozens of indiviual flowerets that grow together to form the entire fruit. Each scale on a pineapple is evidence of a separate flower.

1 comment:

  1. Linda, I love your blog! I read this post about pineapples a while back. Today, my Dad was eating pineapple and I could tell him all of these facts! It was great! Thanks!