9 Amazing and 3 Shocking things you never knew about Pineapples – Exceedingly Healthy AND Disturbingly Poisonous?

by Melissa Bell
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4. Reduces Blood Clots and Fights Inflammation

The bromelain in pineapples helps our bodies stop the excessive coagulation of the blood. If you are a frequent flier, or if you have a family history of blood clots, you will want to eat more pineapple. Bromelain is also naturally anti-inflammatory, which can help with issues such as sprains, muscle strains and injuries, tendonitis, and bruising. It can also help ease the pain of gout and arthritis. Why not add one cup of fresh pineapple to your daily diet for a super anti-inflammatory power?

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5. Improves the Immune System and Supports Oral Health

Packed with vitamin C, pineapples are terrific for supporting and strengthening the immune system. In turn, your immune system will protect you from viruses, which will naturally increase you resistance to the flu, colds, sinus infections, and more.

Vitamin C also helps prevent the formation of plaque on your teeth which leads to cavities and gum disease, so eating pineapple can help reduce your risk of both of these problems. Studies show that those who have lower levels of vitamin C in their blood have higher rates of periodontal (gum) disease. Bromelain will also remove stains from the teeth, so eating pineapple can keep those pearly whites bright and beautiful. Keep in mind that pineapple is acidic, so it can soften tooth enamel. Never brush immediately after eating pineapple, but rinse your mouth with fresh water.

“Fun fact:” Pineapple juice has been employed for cleaning machete and knife blades and, with sand, for scrubbing boat decks.

 6. Prevents High Blood Pressure and is Low in Calories

Regular consumption of sweet pineapple can reduce your risk of developing high blood pressure. The fruit is high in potassium and low in sodium. Higher levels of potassium reduce the amount of salt in the body, which will help to lower blood pressure.

If you are trying to drop a few pounds, pineapple can be your new best friend. Although it is very sweet, it is actually low in calories. One half cup of pineapple has a skinny little 58 calories. Its high fiber and water content will also keep you feeling full while satisfying your sweet tooth.

7. Super Skin

Vitamin C is crucial for repairing skin tissue and encouraging skin elasticity. As we learned, pineapple is full of skin-beautifying vitamin C! It is also loaded with antioxidants, which help to fight free radicals in the body that cause premature aging of the skin. So eat your way to beautiful skin by enjoying some fresh pineapple several times each week.

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8. Beautiful Bones

Manganese is essential for bone health and pineapple has plenty to spare!  Studies show that low levels of this trace mineral in the body results in bone loss and even malformation of the bones. Eating a high manganese diet can help to stop osteoporosis or low bone density as we age. Manganese also protects your body from the damage caused by free radicals, linked with chronic diseases such as cancer.

9. Supports Healthy Vision

Pineapples are also high in vitamin A, which is important as we age. Vitamin A has been shown to protect us from age-related macular degeneration and for keeping our eyesight healthy as we grow older. The Archives of Ophthalmology published a study that found eating three servings of pineapple each day can lower the risk of developing macular degeneration by as much as 36%!

The shocking things are on the next page.

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