Dr. Waleed Foad
Pineapple overview by Mekdar.com
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Pineapple - الأناناس
Pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a healthy delicious tropical fruit.
This tropical fruit has secret compounds, which when combined together; give Pineapple its many health benefits.
1- Aids Metabolism
2- May Boost Immunity
3- Can Help Digestion
4- May Suppress Inflammation
5- May Reduce the Risk of Cancer
6- May Ease Symptoms of Arthritis
7- May Speed Recovery after Surgery or Strenuous Exercise.
These 3 secret compounds are: nutrients, antioxidants and bromelain
Pineapples are packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals. They are especially rich in vitamin C and manganese.
Vitamin C is vital for growth, development, repair, Iron absorption from the diet and immunity. Manganese also aids growth, metabolism and has antioxidant properties.
2 thin slices of pineapple chunks contains the following:
Fat: 0.1 grams
Protein: 0.5 gram
Carbs: 11 grams
Fiber: 1.2 grams
Vitamin C: 40.2 mg 67% of the RDI
Manganese: 0.8 mg 39% of the RDI
2. Disease-Fighting Antioxidants
Pineapples are a good source of antioxidants known as flavonoids and phenolic acids, which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. Many of the antioxidants in pineapple are bound, so they may have longer lasting effects.
Pineapples contain bromelain, a group of digestive enzymes that breaks down proteins. This may aid digestion, especially in those with pancreatic insufficiency.
Antioxidants Bound to an Insoluble Food Matrix: Their Analysis, Regeneration Behavior, and Physiological Importance
Properties and therapeutic application of bromelain: a review
The chemopreventive action of bromelain, from pineapple stem (Ananas comosus L.), on colon carcinogenesis is related to antiproliferative and proapoptotic effects
Pineapple bromelain induces autophagy, facilitating apoptotic response in mammary carcinoma cells
Bromelain modulates T cell and B cell immune responses in vitro and in vivo
03 Oct 2020
Dr. Walaa Foula
Physician Nutrition Consultant, For 17+ years
Doctorate degree in Public Health, Majoring: Nutrition
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
Alexandria University, Egypt.
03 Oct 2020