Pineapple

Updated: Oct 24




PINEAPPLE

aka Ananas comosus


GROW

Propagate: cuttings

Light: sunny

Water: once a day

Soil: good drainage

Fertilizer: twice a month


USES

Ease Digestion : Pineapples contain a group of digestive enzymes known as bromelain

They function as proteases, which break down protein molecules into their building blocks, such as amino acids and small peptides and therefore, eases digestion.


Boost Immunity and Suppress Inflammation : Pineapples have been a part of traditional medicine for centuries They contain a wide variety of vitamins, minerals and enzymes like bromelain that may collectively boost immunity and suppress inflammation


May Ease Symptoms of Arthritis : There are many types of arthritis, but most of them involve inflammation in the joints.Since pineapples contain bromelain, which has anti-inflammatory properties, it’s commonly thought that they may provide pain relief for those with inflammatory arthritis. However, it’s not clear if bromelain can be a long-term treatment for arthritis symptoms. Longer studies are needed before recommending bromelain to relieve arthritis symptoms.


May Speed Recovery After Surgery or Strenuous Exercise : Eating pineapples may reduce the time it takes to recover from surgery or exercise.This is largely due to the anti-inflammatory properties of bromelain.Several studies have shown that bromelain may reduce the inflammation, swelling, bruising and pain that often occurs after surgery. It also seems to reduce markers of inflammation Strenuous exercise can also damage muscle tissue and cause surrounding inflammation. Affected muscles cannot produce as much force and are sore for up to three days. Proteases like bromelain are believed to speed up the recovery of damage caused by strenuous exercise by reducing inflammation around the damaged muscle tissue


Delicious and Easy to Add to the Diet : Pineapples are sweet, convenient and easy to incorporate into your diet.They are very affordable and available year-round in many American markets, as they can be purchased fresh, canned or frozen. You can enjoy them on their own or in smoothies, salads or on homemade pizzas.

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