Pineapple is a delicious and nutritious tropical fruit. It has a lot of health benefits and is an immunity booster and anti -inflammatory. It heals and is excellent for the gut. How does it specifically benefit women?

Pineapple and it’s benefits

The fruit pineapple is a tropical wonder. It is extremely nutritious and delicious. The word pineapple was first used in the year 1398. The fruit has a spiny outer thick skin and the inside pulp is yellow and fibrous. The center of the fruit is firmer and less sweet. While the rest of the fruit is sweet and tangy.

Pineapple fruit (Source: Lima Europe)

The fruit is rich in minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants. It is packed with vitamin C. And also it contains the enzyme bromelain. This enzyme has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving actions. Therefore, it is useful for recovery post -surgery and in sprains and burns. It also helps heal injuries and gives relief from sinusitis and osteoarthritis. The fruit helps in digestion and boosts immunity.

Specific benefits in women

Pregnant and lactating mothers

Women get benefits with consumption of this tropical fruit. It is good even for pregnant mothers and those mothers who are breastfeeding. It is safe in them and does not cause miscarriage or early labor.

The vitamin C content of this fruit can help overcome body inflammation. It has great amounts of folate in it and this is good for mother as well as the baby. It can prevent neurological birth defects such as spina bifida in the fetus. The fruit also is loaded with other vitamins such as B complex and minerals such as copper. Both help the pregnant mothers as well as the growing fetus.

Diced pineapple (Source: Fast and Fresh global)

Menopausal ladies

During menopause, there are hormonal changes taking place in the body of the female. This causes bone loss and decreased bone formation. Osteoporosis results, bones become brittle and could break easily. Pathological fractures affect the spine and can cause deformities, difficulty in walking, instability and nerve compression.

Pineapples reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Its vitamin C content helps bone formation and protects the bone cells from damage. 165 grams of diced pineapple or one cup of it has enough vitamin C to give 88% of the daily requirements of the vitamin. Additionally, it has magnesium that helps in bone strength.

Breast cancer prevention

Pineapple vinegar (Source: Pinterest)

Pineapples have bromelain enzyme. This overcomes inflammation and also possesses anti-cancer properties. Studies have shown the beneficial effect of pineapple vinegar (derived from fermentation of pineapple juice) has high antioxidants and can aid breast cancer management.

Pineapples are generally safe. But due to their highly acidic nature, people with gastroesophageal reflux could have heartburns with it. Also, people with latex allergy could be allergic to pineapple as well due to their similar proteins.

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You can drink the juice or eat the fruit raw. You can add it to salads and soups or blend it into a smoothie. You can eat it frozen or at room temperature. It can be a great side dish with meals and meats.