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Benefits of Pineapple And Its Side Effects

Pineapple is beneficial for a variety of health benefits such as supporting the immune system, promoting bone strength, improving vision and eye health, helping in digestion, etc. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits, reduces blood clots, helps with sinus and common cold, prevents cancer and is ideal for oral health.

Benefits of Pineapple And Its Side Effects

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Pineapple
Nutritional Value of Pineapple
Nutritional facts Per 100 grams
Vitamins and Minerals
Health Benefits of Pineapple
Improves Cardiovascular Health
Bone strength
Improves vision and eye health
Aids in digestion
Anti-inflammatory benefits
Reduces blood clots
Helps with sinus and common cold
Prevents cancer
Beneficial for oral health
Uses of Pineapple
Side-Effects & Allergies of Pineapple
Cultivation of Pineapple

Pineapple

Pineapple is an herbaceous perennial fruit that grows up to 3.3 to 4.9 feet tall. It has a stocky, short stem with waxy and tough leaves. This fruit usually produces around 200 flowers. After the fruit starts to develop, all the individual flowers cling together to create what is known as a Pineapple. It has minimum 30 narrow, long, trough shaped and fleshy leaves with sharp spines. Pineapple is usually cultivated from the crown cutting of the developed fruit. It flowers in about 5 to 10 months and they don’t ripen after harvesting. The enzymes present in this fruit contain a lot of useful properties.

Nutritional Value of Pineapple

Pineapples are very beneficial for health as it contains sinapic acid, ferulic acid, vanillin, syringic acid, gentisic acid and galic acid. Additionally it also contains arbutin, tyramine, chavicol, myricentin and chlorogenic acid. Apart from the fruit, even the fiber of the Pineapple is considered useful as it is used as a component for furnishings like wallpapers.

Nutritional facts Per 100 grams

50 Calories
0.1 g Total Fat
1 mg Sodium
109 mg Potassium
13 g Total Carbohydrate
0.5 g Protein

Vitamins and Minerals

1 % Vitamin A
0.01 Calcium
79 % Vitamin C
1 % Iron
5 % Vitamin B-6
3 % Magnesium

Health Benefits of Pineapple

Mentioned below are the best health benefits of Pineapple
Health Benefits of Pineapple

Improves Cardiovascular Health

Plums also help in maintaining the heart health. Dark coloured plums contain more amount of antioxidant called anththocyanins that prevent cell damage due to its anti-inflammatory effects and also checks cholesterol oxidation.They also contain other poly phenolic compounds like lutein and cryptoxanthin. These compound also further help reduce oxidative stress on the cells.

Bone strength

Pineapple can also make you strong due to its properties which boost bone health. Pineapple contains mineral manganese which is important in connecting tissues and developing strong bones. According to studies, manganese along with other essential minerals can prove to be helpful in women by preventing osteoporosis.

Improves vision and eye health

It is a proven fact that Pineapple can decrease the risk of macular degeneration. This disorder usually affects vision as people age and can also result to blindness in some cases. Since Pineapple is high in antioxidants and vitamin C, it helps to improve eyesight in both children and adults.

Aids in digestion

Pineapple contains high amounts of dietary fibres that are essential for keeping your intestines healthy. It also contains a lot of bromelain, a substance that breaks down all the proteins and helping digestion. According to research, people who consumed Pineapple or its juice on a daily basis had comparatively less problems in passing stool and rarely had any digestive tract ailments.

Anti-inflammatory benefits

Bromelain present inside Pineapple can reduce acute inflammation. It has also been proven to reduce the growth of tumours. In old men and women, it can also reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis and may even cure it in certain cases. Excessive inflammation can also be associated with cancer. Therefore, it should not be ignored and should be diagnosed as soon as possible for speedy recovery.

Reduces blood clots

Pineapple is also useful in reducing excessive coagulation of blood. Blood clots can be very fatal, especially in the case of people suffering from strokes. Therefore, Pineapple is an excellent snack for a person who is at a constant risk for blood clots, for example frequent fliers like air-force officers, pilots and cabin crew attendants.

Helps with sinus and common cold

Since pineapple has a lot of Vitamin C, it is helpful in reducing the mucus in the nose and throat. Consuming Pineapple chunks can be very beneficial in reducing sneezing and can prevent excessive watering of your nose. However, those who have allergies should consume pineapple in small amounts only.

Prevents cancer

According to studies, Pineapple has been related to prevent cancer from occurring. It can help prevent throat, mouth and breast cancer as it is rich in flavonoids, bromelain, beta carotene, vitamin A and antioxidants. It also contains high levels of manganese which helps to prevent the multiplication of cancer cells.

Beneficial for oral health

Pineapple has properties which strengthens the teeth and gums. The astringent agents in Pineapple can also help to tighten the tissues in the body and reduce skin loosening, muscle weakness, hair loss and tooth loss. Pineapple is considered as a natural remedy for retraction of gums and fixing loosening of teeth.

Uses of Pineapple

Pineapple has a variety of uses such as curing acne, anti-ageing benefits, exfoliation agent, getting rid of chapped lips and cracked feet, hydrating the skin, preventing hair loss, thickening of the hair and preventing hypertension.

Side-Effects & Allergies of Pineapple

Pineapple can have certain side effects like, heart burn, abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea. These side effects only occur if it is consumed excessively. In some cases, eating Pineapple may also cause the onset of menstruation earlier than the expected date for some women. Pineapple should not be consumed in excess by pregnant women as it may induce early labour or even miscarriage in some cases.

Cultivation of Pineapple

During the plantation of Pineapple, the top part of the plant is usually planted on the soil and after few days a new Pineapple fruit will start to emerge from that. Suckers and slips are planted commercially. Costa Rica is the highest producer of Pineapple. It is also produced in abundance in Brazil, Philippines, Thailand, India and Indonesia.

Popular Questions & Answers

What is th best precautions and healthy diet during the any operation. Please advice

BSc - Food & Applied Nutrition, MSc - Food & Applied Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Faridabad
1. Lean Protein Collagen, the most abundant protein in the body, plays an important role in knitting tissue back together. Typical protein intake is around 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. But, after surgery, the demands for protein are much higher, especially if you have incisions to repair. Aim to get 1.5 to 2.0 grams of protein per kilogram. For example, if you weigh 150 pounds, target 102 to 136 grams of protein per day. That’s 25-30 grams per 3 meals and 14-23 grams per 2 snacks. Getting extra protein doesn’t mean eating more red meat. Excellent lean protein sources include eggs, fish, turkey, beans and legumes. Whey protein like LeanBiotics RS™ Meal Replacement is a tasty and convenient way to boost your protein intake. Whey protein is easily mixed with water (or soy, almond, rice or cashew milk) or incorporated into a smoothie. Check out our Green Smoothie recipe. 2. Fermented Dairy Antibiotics are routinely prescribed after surgery to prevent infection. While antibiotics kill bad bugs, they also decimate the beneficial bacteria that line your digestive tract. Beneficial bacteria help digest your food and manufacture vitamins plus play a key role in immune system function. Repopulate your digestive tract with fermented dairy products like kefir and yogurt. Kefir is ideal because a small serving provides upwards of 8 to 12 species with over 10 billion live and active cultures. Yogurt provides fewer species and a lower bacterial count. When choosing, read labels as the sugar content and calories are higher with flavored products. Supplementing with a broad-spectrum probiotic like Probiotic-8 also helps boost beneficial species. Just be sure to take your antibiotics separately from a probiotic. Refer to Antibiotics with Probiotics – What You Need to Know. 3. Fiber Pain medications, anesthetic agents, alterations to diet, dehydration, stress and reduced physical activity after surgery can work against your body’s normal route of elimination. Aside from drinking plenty of water, popping a few prunes each day will help get things moving along. Prunes are a rich source of both soluble and insoluble fiber which softens and adds bulk to stool. Other foods that are high in fiber include beans & legumes, apples, pears, bran flakes, oatmeal and flaxseed meal. Check out our list of top fiber sources. You can also help “move things along” by taking SurgiLax, a natural supplement that helps restore balance and regularity to your digestive system and bowel. 4. Deeply Colored Fruits The stress of surgery along with the drugs that are used during the procedure generate an increased oxidative load on the body or free-radical production. While your body uses antioxidants to reduce or eliminate these harmful molecules, the requirements are significantly higher after surgery. Boost your antioxidant intake after surgery by eating deeply colored fruits like blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, cherries, and pomegranates. These fruits contain anthocyanidins, compounds that not only enhance the effects of vitamin C, but improve capillary integrity and stabilize collagen matrix. 5. Orange Fruits & Veggies Sweet potatoes are a superb source of beta carotene or pro-vitamin A which the body converts into vitamin A as needed. Vitamin A is needed for the repair and maintenance of soft tissue, mucus membranes, and skin so significantly boosting your intake (up to 10,000 IUs of vitamin A and another 15,000 IUs of beta-carotene) around the time of surgery makes sense. Unlike its distant cousin the potato, sweet potatoes aren’t as starchy and provide almost 4 grams of fiber per serving. Just clean and slice a sweet potato into 1” half moons. Toss with a bit of olive oil, season with pepper and salt and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Other excellent sources of beta carotene include carrots, dark leafy greens like kale, can notaloupe, mango and dried apricots. 6. Bell Peppers & Citrus Fruit Bell peppers are an excellent source of vitamin C, providing 340 mg per medium pepper. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that helps cross-link collagen. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and if you’ve had an incision, this protein is crucial to proper wound healing. Stress depletes vitamin C stores so getting extra after surgery is recommended (upwards of 900 mg a day in divided doses). Other excellent sources of vitamin C include guava, kale, citrus fruit, kiwi fruit, and broccoli. 7. Cruciferous Vegetables Having a robust immune system ensures that your body wards off infection after surgery. Vegetables that contain indoles, phytonutrients that boost immune health, include Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower. Have bad childhood memories of these veggies? For great flavor and quick preparation, try roasting Brussels sprouts or cauliflower. Opt for Mashed Cauliflower instead of mashed potatoes for a perfect post-surgery food that is low carb and nutritious. 8. Fungi – Mushrooms Mushrooms also support a healthy immune system. A recent study showed better-functioning gamma delta T-cells and reductions in inflammatory proteins in participants that ate a 4 oz serving of Shiitake mushrooms daily. Other immune boosting mushrooms include Maitakes and Reishi. Mushrooms are great stir fried or grilled. Or try making our easy and flavorful Mushroom Soup. Prepare ahead of time so that after surgery, all you have to do is reheat a bowl. 9. Nuts & Seeds Pumpkin, squash and sesame seeds are an excellent source of zinc. Zinc is necessary for proper immune system function. The body requires zinc to develop and activate cells that are involved in immunity. Zinc is also important to wound healing as this mineral is necessary for protein synthesis and cell growth. Oysters have the highest concentration of zinc and red meats especially beef, lamb and liver have some of the highest concentrations of zinc in food. 10. Pineapple & Papaya Pineapple and papaya contain protease enzymes that the body uses to breakdown and digest proteins. As it turns out, these enzymes (bromelain and papain) also help reduce swelling and inflammation. The downside is that bromelain is concentrated in the stem of the pineapple (that chewy part you don’t eat!). So, taking a supplement like Bromelain with Quercetin may be an easier option.
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Hi, My wife is pregnant first trimester, she is feeling nausea almost full day. Kindly guide me suitable diet for her & baby.

BHMS, M.D.
Homeopath, Pune
Hello Lybrate user, simple food (avoid spices), fruits (avoid raw papaya and pineapple), milk, and 2- 3 almonds would be good and healthy during first trimester. If morning sickness is intolerable then opt for homeopathic treatment for morning sickness. It's very safe, natural and very effective treatment. Message Back for online homeopathic consultation.
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Hi, I Need to increase stamina and overall strength will trimming my body. I am a regular at the gym and have also maintained a diet. Could you suggest an exercise plan as well as a low fat and high protein diet for extensive workouts?

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), bachelor Of Science in Nursing
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Gandhinagar
You should take plenty of water & juices specially rich in vitamin C & Antioxidants eg:Lemon,Orange,Amla,pineapple etc. Take proper rest n sleep. Add More Salad,Green vegetables and fresh seasonal fruits in your meal. Do Pranayama & Yoga on regular basis . your feedback matters to us. wish you happy & healthy life ahead.

Dear Sir/ma'am Please Tell me. What is the best food for increasing Sperm Count. And also tell me how many age sperm will be made in Men. Because I am lose more sperm in doing masturbation. So please tell me. What diet I take. Thanks all Angels (Doctor's)

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Reduce frequency of masturbation. twice per week is ok. have eggs , spinach, bananas; dark chocolate; asparagus; broccoli ; pomegranate; walnuts ; garlic , Foods rich in zinc include barley, red meat, beans, etc. Zinc plays a vital role in sperm development. Homeopathic medicines helps in improving the spermcount and is also beneficial in raising the quality of semen it improves the blood supply to the glands producing male hormones..
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I am having bilateral pcos. No thyroid. When I am taking pineapple periods was regular. I try to conceive so I take chlompine 100 mg tab. But I forgot on 4th day tablet. On that day I was intercourse. Shall I start that two tablet. Its is possible to get pregnant when I take chlompine tab. Pls help me. I want baby. Thank you.

MBBS, MS - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Fellowship In Advanced Gynaecological Laparoscopic Surgeries & Fertility Enhancing Surgeries
Gynaecologist, Nashik
For pcos it is important to reduce weight and have good diet plan. You need to have your ovulation study as well when you are taking such kind of medicines.
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Incredible Pineapple Benefits

PGD In Ultraasonography, Non Invasive Cardiology Course, MD - Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Narnaul
Incredible Pineapple Benefits

Health benefits of pineapple

1. An anti-inflammatory agent

Pineapple hails from the bromeliaceae family, after which one of its most important health promoting compounds, the enzyme bromelain, was named. The complex mixture of its substances can act as a pain reliever, blood thinner and anti-coagulant, as well as an anti-inflammatory agent. Long story in short, it is nature's aspirin.

2. Cure for constipation

This miraculous fruit aids in the natural digestion process. The high quantity of fiber helps in the formation of stool and its quick movement though the tract, while the enzyme bromelain is known to help in the breakdown of protein. Pineapple juice, in particular, serves as a great laxative that cures constipation.

3. Helps in burning fat

even though it contains sugar (extremely beneficial for growing kids), the amount is not so overwhelming. Plus, the amount of fat is negligible as well, making it a go-to-snack for the ones trying to shed kilos. The soluble fiber content contributes to a delayed digestive process, which helps to control hunger pangs and indirectly accounts for a boost in metabolism and calorie burn" says bangalore-based nutritionist. Dr. Anju sood.

4.Good for the eyes

Pineapple is a rich source of vitamin c, anti-oxidants and minerals like manganese and potassium. It helps fight against cell damage and reduces the risk of macular degeneration, an eye disease that affects older people. It is also a good source of beta carotene, essential for eye health.

5. Regulates blood pressure and hypertension

Medical studies have established that a cup of pineapple contains (low amount) 1 mg of sodium and (high amount) 195 mg of potassium, which is vital for bringing down the blood pressure to a state of normalcy. Potassium is an essential mineral which helps in regulating blood pressure in the body.

6. Counters infertility

If you are a woman struggling to conceive, pineapple can help. The presence of a considerable amount of folic acid makes this possible.

7. Vitamin powerhouse

Pineapples pack a tremendous nutritional punch, containing vitamins a, c, e, and k, minerals like potassium and calcium, electrolytes and phyto-nutrients like carotene. They are a rich source of anti-oxidants, which fight against free radicals in the body, preventing cell damage. These anti-oxidants can protect you from diseases like atherosclerosis, heart diseases, arthritis and various cancers. Vitamin a and vitamin c are a boon for the skin as well" we usually recommend two servings of any fruit a day, and pineapple can certainly be one of them on a daily basis. 100 gm of the fruit is sufficient, provided it is consumed during the first half of the day" adds Dr. Sood

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Pineapple - 8 Reasons Why You Must Eat It!

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Food & Nutrition & Diabetic Educator , B.Sc. - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Pineapple - 8 Reasons Why You Must Eat It!

It is the tropical fruit found in South America. It is also known by the name of Pine cones mostly cultivated in South along with Central America by Mayas. It has a unique flavor which balances the taste of sweet along with sour. It is regarded as one of the healthiest foods in the world available in all seasons. It offers many benefits that are good for the body.

Benefits of Pineapple

  1. Good for digestion: This fruit is good for digestion as it contains fiber which will help you to overcome from the problem of constipation.
  2. Prevents cancerIt helps you to prevent cancer as it contains anti-oxidants along with Vitamin C which will help you in fighting against cancer.
  3. Boosts immune system: It will help you in boosting the immune system where your body will be able to fight with many diseases.
  4. Cough- It is the best natural remedy for cough, as this fruit includes anti-inflammatory agents which will help the body in fighting infections and kill bacteria. It will help in removing the problem of cough fast without taking any medicine for the same.
  5. Oral and Bone Health- This fruit is good in maintaining oral and bone health. This fruit contains special properties which will help a person to strengthen the gums. It will also help you to fight against oral cancer. It also strengthens your bones, and helps in the overall growth of the body.
  6. Circulation of blood- This fruit also contains copper which is good for the body in building red blood cells which are important for the body in providing oxygen to different organs along with providing cognitive benefits.
  7. Health of tissues: Tissue health is also maintained with the help of this fruit as it helps in the production of Collagen which helps the body in healing and fight against infections in the body.
  8. Arthritis and blood pressure problem: Problem of blood pressure is also taken care of by its regular consumption. A person who eats pineapple regularly can take care of his or her arthritis problem in a better way.

Conclusion
Thus, you have come across many health benefits of pineapple which protect you from different infections and help your body in building muscles along with bones. It is better you consult a medical practitioner to know more about the benefits of this fruit as some people may be asked to consume it less because of some other medical condition.

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11 Reasons Why Pineapples Should Be On Your Breakfast Table

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Indore
11 Reasons Why Pineapples Should Be On Your Breakfast Table
Health benefits of pineapples

It has been proved time and again that we get all our nutrition needs from fruits and vegetables. A unique fruit, pineapple has copper, dietary fiber, vitamin b6, b1 and even folate. It happens to be the prime source of sodium, manganese, vitamin c and potassium.
Here's what it does for your body.

1) Pineapples have bromelain which has anti-inflammatory properties. This helps in reducing gout, sore throat, sinusitis, etc.

2) Pineapple juice is advised when having problem with digestion. The bromelain in it along with vitamin c aid easy digestion.

3) There is manganese in pineapples which help strengthen the bones and the connective tissues.

4) Being rich in enzymes and acids, pineapples help in digestion, all the while killing parasites and getting rid of intestinal worms.

5) If someone is suffering from motion sickness or morning sickness, pineapple is advised in solid or juice form.

6) Fresh pineapple juice is known to be beneficial for sore throat and cough, giving relief to congestion and body pains that occur when one has cold.

7) Pineapples help strengthen our gums.

8) The bromelain in pineapples stops the growth of tumor and the anti-oxidants help fight free radicals preventing tumors and cell damages.

9) Being rich in manganese, potassium, fiber, anti-oxidants and sodium, pineapples give a boost to cardiovascular health by keeping cholesterol low and free radicals away.

10) Vitamin-C in pineapples plays a vital role in boosting and strengthening the immune system.

11) The sodium, potassium and magnesium in pineapple help improve blood circulation and in turn regulate blood pressure.

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Table of Content

Pineapple
Nutritional Value of Pineapple
Nutritional facts Per 100 grams
Vitamins and Minerals
Health Benefits of Pineapple
Improves Cardiovascular Health
Bone strength
Improves vision and eye health
Aids in digestion
Anti-inflammatory benefits
Reduces blood clots
Helps with sinus and common cold
Prevents cancer
Beneficial for oral health
Uses of Pineapple
Side-Effects & Allergies of Pineapple
Cultivation of Pineapple