Pineapple is the fruit of a plant of the family of the Bromeliaceae, which is now cultivated in most tropical countries of the world, and they are attributed to that very beneficial health effects. It promotes circulation, for its high content in Bromelain (present above all in the juice and the stem), that dissolves clots and fluidise the blood, preventing vascular thrombosis, heart attacks, strokes. It helps to control blood pressure, especially hypertension. It promotes digestion because it digests proteins, thereby ingesting this fresh fruit after the meal helps the stomach to perform its function and eliminates side effects of heavy digestion, such as gas, stomach heaviness, acidity at the same time slows down the passage of food through the stomach and produces a sensation of satiety so you eat less. Avoid constipation, because it regulates intestinal transit. It eliminates bacteria of the digestive tract that cause intestinal pains or diarrhea. Is even effective against pinworms. All this because Bromelain destroys the cover of chitin that protects them.
It helps in the treatment of obesity by its ability to digest fats. It helps to remove water from the body, avoiding the retention of liquids, and therefore helping to reduce weight. Effective in the treatment of cellulite, because it promotes the desinfiltracion, mobilization and elimination of water deposits. It eliminates toxins through the urine thanks to its depurative effect, improving the kidney, bladder or prostate problems. It has anti-inflammatory properties very useful to decrease the pain. A recent study of Clinical Rheumatology magazine credited with similar properties as diclofenac. Avoid tendinitis and bursitis, so it is included in the diet of any sportsman, and helps cure back pain, sprains or luxations. It acts against free radicals by its antioxidant action, combating chronic diseases and improving the life expectancy of its consumers.
Lowers cholesterol levels up to a ten per cent, which prevents vascular accidents. It improves several diseases, like ulcerative colitis, osteoarthritis, gout, sinusitis, uric acid recent studies attributed properties against cancer. A molecule of Bromelain blocks a defective protein in the thirty percent cancers and other stimulating factors of the immune system that attack and destroy cancerous cells. This occurs in breast, lung, colon, ovarian and melanoma cancer. Finally, a culinary curiosity: If cooking meats add a piece of pineapple or a good stream of its juice are much more tender and juicy.