Pineapple is a tropical fruit rich in vitamins, enzymes and antioxidants. They can help boost the immune system, build strong bones, and aid with indigestion. And, despite its sweet taste, pineapples are low in calories.
Helps to detoxify the body and mind
Because it is loaded with antioxidants and proteolytic enzyme – Bromelain, pineapple juice is a good detox drink. Pineapple has a long-standing history as a digestive aid, a potent cleanser that alkalizes the body, and a metabolism booster.
The B vitamins present in pineapple stimulate brain functioning and reduce stress and strain. In addition, pineapple contains Tryptophan – an amino acid involved in Serotonin (happy hormone) production.
Helps Good Vision
The vitamin C and antioxidant content in pineapple juice may reduce your risk of vision loss. Pineapple juice contains high levels of vitamin C, beta-carotene, and vitamin A, all of which reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a condition that causes age-related cataracts and vision problems.
One study also found that pineapple juice reduces the occurrence of eye floaters, which are small shapes or spots that impair your vision..
Increases heart health
Diets low in sodium-potassium lead to increased blood pressure. Potassium helps you balance the amount of water in the body. Plus, it’s good for your blood pressure. And pineapples are among the fruits with the lowest sodium content. One cup of pineapple juice has about 1 mg sodium and 195 mg potassium. That is why nutritionists recommend pineapple juice for people with high blood pressure.
Bromelain in Pineapple can also break down blood clots and the cholesterol that builds up in your arteries, which can support healthy blood flow and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Pineapple juice supports healthy skin
Pineapple is rich in manganese (about 75% of the RDI per cup). This mineral, along with vitamin C, is required for synthesizing collagen – a structural component of skin that prevents sagging and wrinkles, strengthens joints, and increases skin hydration.
Prevents signs of aging
Pineapple juice is rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene. You’re probably well aware that Vitamin C not only boosts immunity, but repairs tissues, promotes collagen synthesis, acts as an antioxidant, and protects skin against premature aging.
Manganese also functions as an antioxidant to protect skin cells from UV damage. One more reason to consume pineapple juice especially during summer.
Helps you lose weight
Pineapple juice may also have an effect on your waistline: with no unhealthy fat, low calorie, and lots of water, it is an excellent drink to stay fit. It also contains a good amount of fiber. One study found that subjects who are vitamin C deficient burn 25% lesser calories during gym sessions. Plus, less vitamin C in the circulation is said to increase body fat and waist size.