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7 Benefits of Pineapples

13 May

The pineapple is one of my favorite fruits in the world. I used to not like it because it kind of stings in the mouth and can be very sour. But as I grew up I learned to appreciate its tangy and sour to sweet taste, especially when I think of all its health benefits that the adults keep informing me about.

I’m pleased that these days we always seem to have slices of fresh pineapple in the refrigerator and that I can indulge in a slice or two anytime I want. But I still think my knowledge on the benefits of pineapple is limited, that’s why I thought of researching more about it on the web. Read on to know just seven of the many perks of eating pineapples that I’ve found out.

1.It lessens risk of hypertension. Hypertension occurs when too much force is exerted on the artery walls while the blood circulates. One of the best ways to combat this is to infuse a high amount of potassium plus a small amount of sodium in your diet to lower blood pressure. Pineapples are the perfect for hypertension because a cup of pineapple contains about 1 mg of sodium and 195 mg of potassium.

2.It helps you lose weight! Eating pineapple can highly cut down your sweet cravings because of its natural sweetness, saving you from a lot of sugar-induced calories. Incorporating a lot of pineapple in your meals will also help a lot in weight loss because pineapples can make you feel full without giving you an ounce of fat.

3.It maintains good eye health. Time and again, studies have found that pineapples protect against age-related eye problems because it is rich in antioxidants.

4.It fights a lot of diseases, being rich in Vitamin C. Pineapples are known to be a very good source of vitamin C, which protects our bodies from free radicals that attack our healthy cells. Lots of free radicals in the body can lead to major diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and various cancers. Vitamin C is considered the most important water-soluble anti-oxidant that fights against disease-inducing substances within the body. It is also an excellent fighter against flu and a great enhancer of the immune system.

5. It prevents plaque and keeps teeth healthy. Another benefit of the high amount of vitamin C in pineapples is that it prevents formation of plaque and gum diseases.

6. It cures constipation and irregular bowel movement. Pineapple is rich in fiber, making it effective in curing constipation and irregular bowel movement.

7. It keeps your skin beautiful! Pineapple contains enzymes that make skin elastic, improve skin hydration, and remove damaged and dead cells. Thus, it helps us achieve a clear and glowing complexion. The enzymes in pineapples also fight free-radical damage and can reduce age spots and fine lines.

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52 Responses to “7 Benefits of Pineapples”

  1. aispinay June 1, 2008 at 5:34 am #

    Thanks for sharing this is very useful!!

  2. nadia August 26, 2008 at 12:54 pm #

    I agree with you, pineapple are really good for health,but it’s rarely appreciated by kids because of it’s tangy taste, I always rub my pineapple with salt after peeling and the wash it off, it removes a good part of this tangy thing, so that the kids also can enjoy it’s benefits.

  3. Erwin August 28, 2008 at 11:36 am #

    Excellent publication … Thanks

  4. jet meala May 11, 2009 at 6:47 am #

    some people ask me what’s my secret of beutiful skin. Now i know, it’s because i eat pineapple almost everyday. I alternate it with papaya for more than 10 yrs. my 9 yr. old daugther love it too.

  5. Jesse July 27, 2009 at 11:55 pm #

    Didn’t know it helps with hypertension and plaque but I do know it really is good for curing constipation!

  6. theonlineticket September 21, 2009 at 6:34 pm #

    i like pineapple very much. it helps me to glow my skin.

  7. fea October 3, 2009 at 12:33 am #

    hi, i would suggest you refrigerate the pineapple first. i noticed that every time i eat a cold pineapple (as in cold) you won’t experience a tangy taste!

  8. asra November 13, 2009 at 12:10 pm #

    thanks for sharing such useful information.i,ll start eating pineapples now.pineapple is not the fruit,its the pedicel of a plant.

  9. tsoanelo January 6, 2010 at 2:37 am #

    thanks for sharing your experiences of using pineapples, i will soon start using it

  10. Constipation Remedies February 25, 2010 at 3:59 pm #

    Hello! from Orlando. I enjoy your blog

  11. Karen July 1, 2010 at 4:30 pm #

    Thanks for this! I found it quite insightful. I love pineapple but take it by stages & here lately I have been craving it. I love to keep fresh pineapple in the fridge. The only bad thing I’ve noticed, is that if I eat it every day, it makes my tongue sore; however, that’s not going to stop me from putting it in my diet.

    • frankie July 7, 2010 at 7:07 am #

      You are not alone. Pineapple contains an enzyme that can cause your tongue to feel prickly or even sore. But if you overcome that feeling, the health benefits outweigh the discomfort. However if the feeling of soreness or prickliness persists or worsens, or you feel your mouth or throat swelling, seek medical attention as it can be an allergic reaction.

  12. tyra August 31, 2010 at 10:18 am #

    Thanks for this awesome blog! I love pineapples. Recently I have become very big on juicing and I would like 2 incorporate fresh pineapples in2 some recipes. Do u knw if the juice has these benefits?

    • frankie September 3, 2010 at 4:00 pm #

      Any freshly squeezed juice has health benefits. Juicing is an incredibly healthy way to gain all the anti-oxident protection that your body need to ward off toxins. I too love juicing.

  13. peter November 1, 2010 at 3:31 am #

    thanks so much for this information you’ve done so much of good.
    one more time thank up

  14. Amoako Rebecca November 23, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Thank you for this educative informatioin,I appreciate that, keep the good work, hope you keep on educating us more on the importance of other fruits.

  15. siva sundram March 18, 2011 at 1:57 am #

    Pineapple, indeed is an excellent fruit. I am 66 years of age and having been eating pineapple for the last 35 years almost every day. My skin is like an 20 year old. I simply love the fruit!

  16. hairscarves March 26, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    Pineapples makes my skin look so healthy, they’re also great detox for your lungs.

  17. hinafaiz April 18, 2011 at 3:20 am #

    awsum n very useful information,i agree wid u dat pineaple is a veryyy useful fruit

  18. georgina April 26, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    Ilove eating pineapples it has help Me lose some weight I like the fact that it helps the skin

  19. Frank June 13, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    Pineapple taste great’. ‘
    It’s healing power’s for Gout are Incredible, the bromelain [A peptide hydrolase obtain from pineapple used in treating Inflamation and adema of soft tissues assosiated with traumatic injury} absolutely helps any kind of flare up on my joint’s, better than taking indomethacin and the effects of the drug on the body. I’m happy to Increase the amount of pineapple as needed for the Inflamation Gout causes.

  20. ANDREW June 28, 2011 at 2:55 pm #

    I eat the entire pineapple just after the stem. It’s all fiber. The rind is very tasty and chewy and makes it even funner to eat! I’m telling you! Try eating the skin and all! You won’t waste anymore of it ever again! Even the hard core of it! It’s all fiber and fiber is good for you! I also have lost about 30lbs in the last 3 months buy eating pineapple and cutting the rest of my carbs OUT of my diet! It is such a beautiful fruit!!! I eat one within 4-7days time and I buy another one! GET TO IT!

  21. Krista July 4, 2011 at 1:08 am #

    Good. .tnx

  22. Jane kiiru July 24, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    Thanks for the good information i and my family will eat lots of painapales God bless u

  23. sweety July 27, 2011 at 6:22 am #

    Thanku so much to give us good information about pineapple..
    b4 i read this i was thinking it will increase my weight but after read this i will eat pineapple..
    thanku again

  24. Helen August 12, 2011 at 11:30 pm #

    Be sure to puree the whole pineapple after removing the outer skin. Don’t miss the benefits of the center of this wonderful fruit. A good blender makes it into pineapple sause quickly with no waste.

  25. martha August 22, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    oh I’d eat anything that makes my complexion look good :D i’m having some pineapple right now as a matter of fact :D thanks for the article :D

  26. shellamie September 13, 2011 at 8:22 am #

    tnx 4 the info…..I love pineapple better than before…..

  27. Kidia October 7, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    When my mother was pregnant with my younger sisters she always ate pineapple and the rest she would boil. She ate at least 2 pineapples a day to help her swollen feet. So now you know pineapple also helps with inflammation. I also recently was told by my girlfriends that pineapple make every women very sweet.

  28. Lisette Love November 5, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

    I just ate pineapple and found this wonderful blog after :)

  29. julie November 9, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    i eat pineapples a lot and just knew it in my heart that that it was good for me. now iam convinced. thanks for doing the research….julie

  30. Rich Girl November 25, 2011 at 9:26 am #

    I absolutely love pineapples. Is there something like too much of this fruit? Maybe you can’t eat it in excess? Do you know?

    • frankie April 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

      As far as I know, some people experience a prickly feeling on their tongues from eating too much pineapple. One of my kids actually develops small adbrasions on her tongue when she eats a bit much. But as for anything else, I have not heard of any super bad side effect of eating too much pineapple.

  31. Ogelola December 2, 2011 at 7:23 am #

    Wao, I neva knew that Pineapple has soo many benefits. Now that I know I will make it part of my daily diets. Tanx.

  32. Nitin Bhadwal December 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    i really appreciate this blog
    v .v. thnks alot man………………………..!!!!!

  33. Bestactress December 10, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    Pineapples HELP with intestinal worms. Pinworms especially. I try To eat one everyday :)

  34. Obadiah December 20, 2011 at 6:56 am #

    its a fruit so refreshing when taken cold.

  35. Stephen D. January 11, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    I’ve become and regular eater of Pineapple over the last few months and have always suffered from irregular bowel movement and constipation. Now, I’m as regular as clockwork and never constipated anymore. I couldn’t work out why until I read this website. Now I know why! It’s Pineapple!!!!!

  36. Jess January 26, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    A vitamix blender gets the job done, just pineapple and a little water yum!!

  37. Gayle Faucette Wisbon February 29, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    I’m glad to know of all the benefits because this is one of my favorite foods.

  38. Beatrice Minott March 31, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    Hey I heard pineapple isn’t good to consume after a womans menstrual. Is it true? Are there any defaults to eating pineapple as well? Besides having an allergic reaction of course. Would like to know. Thanks a bunch! (\__/)
    (>’•'<)
    (")__(")

    • frankie April 17, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

      There is no proof that pineapple is bad for you during pregnancy. I actually craved it during all 3 of mine. :)

  39. cilegna06 April 17, 2012 at 5:10 am #

    Ive been drinking 1 can of pineapple juice with dices everyday and i really love it. didn’t know it has lot of health benefits until now! thanks for this article!

    • frankie April 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

      Thats great news! Keep drinking because pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme found to help break down inflammatory proteins in the body to relieve pain and speed healing of muscle, tendons and sprains. It even works to reduce sinus problems and arthritis symptoms. Many healing properties. Cheers!

  40. pawan sharma May 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm #

    really its a very benificial fruits to be handsome nd healthy

  41. DAISY September 11, 2012 at 7:34 am #

    I AM VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR TEACHING ABOUT THIS KIND OF FRUIT, I WILL TAKE IT AS MUCH AS I COULD TO INCREASE MINERALS IN MY BODY AND TO STRENGTHEN MY BONES. THANKS A LOT

  42. Estela October 16, 2012 at 5:16 am #

    Thanks .. From now On their will always be pineapple in my house :D

  43. Jules November 2, 2012 at 5:23 am #

    I was searching for ways to use the skin of pineapple and found this blog. Loved all the good advice and comments on this delicious “fruit?”. Thought I would share with you my uses so far. After removing skins and core, I juice the entire fruit (do not add the core as it makes the pulp woody). One pineapple yields one large glass of pure juice. I keep the pulp which has collected and zap it in my blender with a tablespoon of the juice. This velvety smooth mixture can be frozen in icecube trays (yields one standard tray). It has endless uses. Can be added to yoghurt, put into a muffin mix or cake mix.
    I have been looking for ice cream or sorbet recipes. Let me know if you have any other ideas about this. I am diabetic so no added sugar for me.
    Cheers.

  44. DIEGO November 14, 2012 at 10:04 pm #

    Wow

  45. RAGHURAMAN March 10, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE BENEFITS OF THIS WONDERFUL FRUIT. LET US EAT MORE OF THIS TO HAVE SHINY SKIN, BETTER BOWEL MOVEMENTS,AND REDUCE OUR UNNECESSARY WEIGHT IN BODY

  46. Make Money May 22, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    Hello there! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay.
    I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new updates.

    • frankie June 18, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

      You can follow me at twitter @ifrank98

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