Benefits of Pineapple

Pineapple, a delicious tropical fruit, has been celebrated for centuries not only for its unique taste but also for its miraculous health benefits. The health and medicinal benefits of pineapple include boosting the immune system, respiratory health, aiding digestion, strengthening bones, reducing inflammation, curing coughs and colds, and weight loss.

 

What Is Pineapple?

Pineapple, also known as ananas, is a delicious tropical fruit that is surrounded by thorny spikes and topped with hard, waxy leaves that are sometimes up to thirty per fruit. The fruit is up to a foot long and has a combination of sweet and tart taste.

The fruiting season of pineapple runs from March until June, and each tree can produce a number of fruits. It is eaten fresh, juiced, cooked, and preserved, and its leaves are even used as wallpaper and ceiling insulation. Pineapple and its juice are enjoyed around the world, even as a popular flavor in alcoholic beverages, the most famous of which is the tropical drink, pina colada!

Nutritional Value & Calories In Pineapple 

Amount: 1 cup

Weight: 165 g

Nutrients
Amount
Basic Components
 
Proteins
891 mg
Water 142 g
Ash
0.4 g
Phytosterols
9.9 mg
Calories
Total Calories
83
Calories From Carbohydrates
78
Calories From Fats
1.7
Calories From Proteins
3
 
 
Carbohydrates
 
Total Carbohydrates 22 g
Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
Sugar
16 g
 
 
Fats & Fatty Acids
 
Total Fat 198 mg
Saturated Fat 15 mg
Monounsaturated Fat 21 mg
Polyunsaturated Fat 66 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 28 mg
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 38 mg
Vitamins
 
Vitamin A 96 IU
Vitamin C 79 mg
Vitamin E 33 mcg
Vitamin K 1.2 mcg
Thiamin
130 mcg
Riboflavin
53 mcg
Niacin
825 mcg
Vitamin B6 185 mcg
Folate
30 mcg
Pantothenic Acid 351 mcg
Choline
9.1 mg
Betaine
0.2 mg
Minerals
 
Calcium
21 mg
Iron
479 mcg
Magnesium
20 mg
Phosphorus
13 mg
Potassium
180 mg
Sodium
1.7 mg
Zinc
198 mcg
Copper
182 mcg
Manganese
1.5 mg
Selenium
0.17 mcg

How many calories in pineapples (per 100 gm)

Pineapples have about 50 calories per 100 g of weight.

 

 

Benefits Of Pineapple

Skin Benefits

 

1.Helps Your Skin Look Younger

I consume pineapple thrice a week (depending on the season), and I can proudly state that it has a positive effect on my skin. So, all you lovely ladies who want their skin to be even and supple, include this exotic fruit in your grocery list. Want to know the scientific reason why pineapples make our skin awesome? Well, this fruit gives the collagen synthesis in your body a boost. The higher the collagen synthesis is, the firmer and more flexible your skin will be. Plus, the added nourishment comes from the presence of amino acids and vitamin C, which ensure that the damaged cells and tissues are repaired quickly. You can see instant effects after applying freshly prepared pineapple juice on your face and washing it off using tap water after 10 minutes.

2.For Hydrated, Radiant Skin

Dry skin looks dull and unattractive, doesn’t it? But the blazing summer heat and pollution do not help our cause. Pineapple to the rescue! You can now make use of this tropical fruit to give your skin that hydrated effect that we all love to achieve with multiple skin care products. How? Mix about three tablespoons of freshly crushed pineapples with an egg yolk and a little milk. Apply it topically on your skin and leave it on for a few minutes. Wash off with tepid water to get instant moisturized skin.

3.Natural Cure For Chapped Lips

Want to achieve pouty, kissable lips that are so soft and supple that you can’t help but fuss over them? Take my suggestion and use pineapple that, when used along with coconut oil, offers relief from chapped lips. Pineapple, like coconut oil, possesses skin hydrating and nourishing properties.

Benefits Of Pineapple For Hair

1. Prevents Hair Loss

Watching hundreds of hair strands flow down the drain when you shower can be really painful. But, a few dietary changes can help you prevent this troublesome hair loss. Including pineapple in your lunch/dinner routine is one such solution. Vitamin C is an important element that aids in preventing hair loss. It is a powerful antioxidant that combats free radical damage. Pineapple is a rich source of this water-soluble vitamin. Eat them as wedges or just juice them fresh and drink it to reap the benefits of vitamin C and prevent hair loss.

2.For Thicker Hair

Envious of Rapunzel’s long and thick mane? You can also achieve the Disney princess look by having pineapples. Their extracts are known to possess hair thickening properties. The enzymes present in this golden-yellow fruits enrich the hair follicles by rendering vital nutrients. This, in turn, improves the elasticity and thickness of the hair.

Benefits Of Pineapples For Health

1.Prevent Colds

Nobody likes to sneeze and sniffle for most of the day. Born under the wintery skies, I’m very prone to getting cold fits even in summers, so pineapple has become my buddy. This exotic fruit is abundant in vitamin C and bromelain, which fight against microbial infections. Eating pineapples with the prescribed medicines can help cure colds and coughs effectively. Isn’t that a tastier option than swallowing up all those bitter meds?

2. Strong Bones

Wanna compete with Johnny Bravo’s or Popeye’s muscles? Add pineapples to your diet and you’ll be the proud owner of stronger bones within no time. The rich amount of manganese present in pineapples helps in strengthening bones and connective tissues. It also contains essential minerals required for a healthy and strong body

3.Digestion

Gulping down all the tasty savories present before me is something that I can’t really control (especially when it comes to desserts), so aftermath is inevitable. But, I have got my own little hack to get rid of the stomachache – pineapples. They aren’t one of my favorite fruits for nothing. Pineapple is rich in bromelain, vitamin C, and dietary fiber that promote digestion

4.Healthy Gums

Eating pineapple strengthens your gums, and keeps your teeth healthy and strong, thus giving you enough confidence to give a teethy (or gummy) smile to the camera

Enjoy this wonderful, juicy fruit now and health benefits of pineapple.

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