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Benefits of Pineapple Juice

Posted on November 29, 2012 by Juicers Best

The pineapple is an exceptionally healthy fruit to juice and consume.  Native to South America, the pineapple is known to be loaded with nutrients and has a variety of medicinal benefits. Not only delicious and refreshing to consume, pineapples contain several vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that promote a strong and healthy body.  By juicing pineapples, you can increase the volume you can consume in one sitting which means more nutrients in your body.  Pineapples are a great source of vitamin C, B6, manganese, copper, thiamin, potassium, and calcium.

Pineapple juice is known to be an excellent source of vitamin C, which is crucial for the body’s natural ability to fight disease.  Vitamin C aids in repairing tissue, healing wounds, and cell growth.  It is also a necessary component of producing collagen, a protein that is required for the creation of blood vessels, ligaments, skin, and tendons.  Vitamin C also aids the body in absorbing iron from food, helping to prevent anemia.

 Studies have shown pineapple juice to have anti-cancer properties.  The high content of vitamin C in pineapple has proven to aid in destroying free radicals, disease-causing molecules that cause damage to cells and DNA.  Mutations resulting from free radical damage become serious illnesses such as cancer.  Vitamin C has shown to effectively protect the organs and tissue within the body from these toxins and significantly reduce the development of various forms of cancer.

Drinking pineapple juice regularly has also proven to be helpful for preventing muscle soreness, due to its content of potassium.  Potassium is also known to encourage proper kidney function and digestion.  Vitamin B6 found in pineapples also aids in regulating healthy blood pressure and promotes a strong immune system.  Pineapple juice also supports strong bones and teeth because of its calcium content.

Pineapple juice contains a powerful enzyme known as bromelain that has multiple health benefits.  Bromelain acts as an anti-inflammatory which helps alleviate numerous conditions including arthritis, gout, swelling, carpal tunnel syndrome, and acute sinusitis.  It is also known to aid in digesting protein and preventing blood clots.  This enzyme has also proven to aid in treating symptoms of bronchitis, pneumonia, and colds by removing excess mucus.  It has even been shown to be beneficial for curing laryngitis, providing relief for sore throats.

 

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