With a sweet taste, the juice of a ripe pineapple is nothing special (except taste) at first sight. And yet, pineapple contains one of the most powerful enzymes.
Let me tell you about bromelain, which is an enzyme contained in pineapple in its leaves, stems and pulp. It is the number 1 nutrient of pineapple. And you know what ? the medical world is crazy addicted to this enzyme.
Discover with me what are the benefits of pineapple juice.
What are the benefits of pineapple juice for your body?
Pineapple juice against bony wounds and torn ligaments
Ligaments are connective tissues used to support the tendons. They allow a good articulation between the tissues and the bones. During physical exercise, sports, the ligament can tear. It can be either a sprain (less serious) or larger tears resulting for example difficulties walking, bruising, swelling.
As for the bone lesions, it is the fractures, the broken bones.
Bromelain, an enzyme used medically since the nineteenth century to reduce pain, bruising in case of fracture or rupture of ligaments. Not only does it help to relieve pain, it also acts in the process of total healing, recovery of ligaments or bones involved.
When you eat pineapple juice, you consume a good amount of bromelain, which allows you to heal faster.
As such, the medical research center of the University of Maryland in the United States shows the importance of bromelain in post-surgical cures and fractures (1).
A study conducted in 2002 also showed the important role of bromelain in the treatment of joint pain. Whether at the knee, the arm. It does not matter the area concerned.
Protecting your bones
In addition to providing complete healing in case of fractures and the like, pineapple juice is a juice to strengthen your bones. For younger children, pineapple juice will help the bones grow better. For the elderly, it helps to keep the bones, and prevent bone diseases from developing.
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Pineapple against cardiovascular disease
20 g of pineapple carry about 40 mg of potassium, which is important enough for the daily needs. Potassium is a mineral that prevents and effectively fight against cardiovascular disease.
It is a juice that you can drink in case of hypertension. Thanks to its high concentration of potassium and vitamin C, the prevention of hypertension is possible.
Pineapple juice is good for the health of your heart.
By consuming pineapple juice regularly, you consume good amounts of bromelain. Indeed pineapple juice fluidizes the mucus and reduces the pain caused during attacks. It also helps reduce the terrible headaches and all sorts of side effects of sinusitis.
A study published in the medical journal "Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences" in the USA shows that bromelain is very effective in the treatment of sinusitis. It substantially reduces the effects of the pains and other associated with it (2).
Protection of teeth and gums
Its high concentration of vitamin C helps strengthen your teeth and gums.
Pineapple juice against sore throat
It will make you happy to know that such a tasty juice can treat sore throats quickly.
Against digestive problems
Wondering how pineapple can help your digestion? Grace (3) to its bromelain enzyme, pineapple juice breaks down proteins to facilitate faster digestion of food.
Faced with bloating, belching and others, pineapple juice is your perfect ally to overcome your digestive problems.
Pineapple juice is also a dewormer. It effectively fights intestinal worms, If you have worms, do not hesitate to consume each morning. It is also advisable to give regularly to young children to de-worm them regularly.
Bromelain in the treatment of cancers
Several studies have confirmed the positive impact of bromelain in the treatment of cancers. This is reflected in both chemo and pain. Indeed bromelain acts on:
- Pains caused by chemotherapy treatment
- It supports the immune system and stimulates your immune system
- It allows better postoperative healing
- She fights effectively against inflammations
- She fights edema
In the case of cancer cells, bromelain inhibits the affected cells, preventing them from developing. However, healthy cells remain intact (4).
Bromelaine also works against tumors.
Recipes based on pineapple juice
Pineapple juice with celery
You will need:
- 3 tablespoons of honey
Clean your pineapple, slice it and reserve. Cut in pieces your celery stalk, as well as the cucumber. You can remove cucumber seeds if you are sensitive enough to bloating. Indeed the seeds of the cucumber can cause bloating. For cucumber skin, it is better to keep it if your cucumber is organic. (How to make a good cucumber juice)
Put them in your machine. Add a half glass of water and grind.
Add your tablespoons of honey and mix.
Honey is more caloric, but it allows you to soften the taste of this drink. You can buy pure honey or alternatively, honey with refined sugar (5).
This recipe is especially suitable for detox periods.
Exotic pineapple juice
You will need:
- ½ kilo of passion fruit
- The juice of 1 whole lemon
Clean and cut the pineapple. The same goes for passion fruits and pomegranates (here discover the benefits of this fruit)
Put them in your juicer.
When the juice is ready, add the juice of your lemon