Great Benefits of Fresh Pineapple
Immune system support – Pineapple contains half recommended daily vitamin C a water-soluble antioxidant that fights cell damage, may reduce the risk of macular degeneration & plays an essential role in creating collagen.
Bone strength – Pineapple contains @75% of the daily-recommended value of manganese, essential for developing strong bones and connective tissue.
Digestion – Pineapple contains significant amounts of bromelain, an enzyme that breaks down protein, which can help with digestion.
Anti-Inflammatory benefits – Bromelain, found in pineapples, can help reduce inflammation in joints/muscles … and possibly tumor growth. Pineapple consumption is suggested for arthritis sufferers, prior to surgery and post workout.
Blood clot reduction –
Bromelain can help reduce excessive coagulation of the blood which could help frequent fliers and others at risk for blood clots.
Common cold and sinus inflammation – In addition to having lots of vitamin C, pineapple’s bromelain may help reduce mucus in the throat and nose.
Important Note: Most of the Bromelain is found in the core, often the part we don’t eat. That is one of the advantages of juice pineapple. At Northgate Juice Joint we everything but the outside.
Caution: Bromelain acts like a meat-tenderizing enzyme which is great for digestion but overdoing can lead to tenderness in the lips, gums and tongue (usually goes away within 1-2 hours). In some women, it can increase monthly symptoms.