Pineapple

Pineapple

Pineapples contain a very useful anti inflammatory agent, Bromelain, that aids in the digestive process of the body. This enzyme facilitates the body in breaking down the amino acids, hence improving digestion. Another health benefit of bromelain is that it stimulates the kidney and liver by removing their toxins.

Pineapple is also excellent for mental health by combating sadness, memory loss and melancholy. The extracted juice from pineapples can prompt the synthesis of serotonin in the brain which can boost mood naturally. Plus for most people pineapple is associated with Hawaii and who doesn’t get a mood lift when thinking about Hawaii?!

One cup of pineapple provides 73 percent of the daily recommended intake of manganese. Manganese is also necessary for normal brain and nerve function and a deficiency in manganese has been linked to epileptic seizures.

The benefits you get by consuming canned pineapple are more or less the same as compared to those of fresh pineapples. Just make sure that the canned product is in pineapple juice and not syrup!

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