The Wonderful Pineapple!!!

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by jaminhealth, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    My cousin is forever sending me trivia and yesterday was one worth sharing with my friends...note the comment on Manganese for strong bones.. When I had a mineral panel done in 2005, Manganese came up pretty darn I supplement with manganese always do your research.


    I thought this info was fascinating...
    Perhaps you will too.
    I had no idea the pineapple you pick up at the grocery store had such a fascinating "life story".

    Have a great day!!

    A Simple Pineapple - MUST Read

    The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family.
    It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit. The pineapple is the only available
    edible bromeliad today.

    It is a multiple fruit. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of individual floweret's
    that grow together to form the entire fruit. Each scale on a pineapple is evidence of a
    separate flower.

    Pineapples stop ripening the minute they are picked.
    No special way of storing them will help ripen them further.
    Colour is relatively unimportant in determining ripeness.
    Choose your pineapple by smell.If it smells fresh, tropical and sweet, it will be a good fruit.

    The more scales on the pineapple, the sweeter and juicier the taste.

    After you cut off the top, you can plant it.
    It should grow much like a sweet potato will.

    This delicious fruit is not only sweet and tropical; it also offers many benefits to our health.
    Pineapple is a remarkable fruit.

    We find it enjoyable because of its lush, sweet and exotic flavor, but it may also be one
    of the most healthful foods available today.
    If we take a more detailed look at it, we will find that pineapple is valuable for easing
    indigestion, arthritis or sinusitis.

    The juice has an anthelmintic effect; it helps get rid of intestinal worms.

    Let's look at how pineapple affects other conditions.

    Pineapple is high in **manganese**, a mineral that is critical to development of **strong bones**
    and connective tissue. A cup of fresh pineapple will give you nearly 75% of the
    recommended daily amount.

    It is particularly helpful to older adults, whose bones tend to become brittle with age.

    Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme, is the key to pineapple's value.
    Proteolytic means "breaks down protein", which is why pineapple is known to be a
    digestive aid. It helps the body digest proteins more efficiently.
    Bromelain is also considered an effective anti-inflammatory.

    Regular ingestion of at least one half cup of fresh pineapple daily is purported
    to relieve painful joints common to osteoarthritis. It also produces mild pain relief.

    In Germany , bromelain is approved as a post-injury medication because it is
    thought to reduce inflammation and swelling.

    Orange juice is a popular liquid for those suffering from a cold because it is high in
    Vitamin C. Fresh pineapple is not only high in this vitamin, but because of the
    Bromelain, it has the ability to reduce mucous in the throat.
    If you have a cold with a productive cough, add pineapple to your diet.
    It is commonly used in Europe as a post-operative measure to cut mucous after
    certain sinus and throat operations.

    Those individuals who eat fresh pineapple daily report fewer sinus problems related
    to allergies. In and of itself, pineapple has a very low risk for allergies.

    Pineapple is also known to discourage blood clot development. This makes it a
    valuable dietary addition for frequent fliers and others who may be at risk for blood clots.

    An old folk remedy for morning sickness is fresh pineapple juice. It really works! Fresh
    juice and some nuts first thing in the morning often make a difference.

    It's also good for a healthier mouth. The fresh juice discourages plaque growth.

  2. jaminhealth

    jaminhealth Well-Known Member

    The ripening comment is of question....I'm sure all pineapples are harvested green and are sent worldwide and do start to ripen as they are shipped...even when they arrive at the stores they are still not ready to cut...I often have to let my pineapple ripen in a kitchen once I bring it home...

    A test for when it's "ready" to cut is pulling off the tops and how easy they come out. They are pretty low on the glycemic chart too considering fruits and sugar....