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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

1. Nutrients

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:

Calories: 42

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
 

 

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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.

 

3. Bromelain

Pineapples contain bromelain, a group of digestive enzymes that breaks down proteins. This may aid digestion, especially in those with pancreatic insufficiency.

Reference studies:

Antioxidants Bound to an Insoluble Food Matrix: Their Analysis, Regeneration Behavior, and Physiological Importance

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1541-4337.12263

 

Properties and therapeutic application of bromelain: a review

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23304525/

 

The chemopreventive action of bromelain, from pineapple stem (Ananas comosus L.), on colon carcinogenesis is related to antiproliferative and proapoptotic effects

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24123777/

 

Pineapple bromelain induces autophagy, facilitating apoptotic response in mammary carcinoma cells

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20848558/

Bromelain modulates T cell and B cell immune responses in vitro and in vivo

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/11485354/

Waleed Foad

Dr. Waleed Foad

Physician Nutrition Consultant, For 15+ years

Master degree in Public Health, Majoring: Nutrition


Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)


Alexandria University, Egypt.

Posted on
03 Oct 2020
by:
Walaa Foula

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.

Posted on
03 Oct 2020
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