- Apr 15, 2018
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Why you need to eat Pineapple Regularly
The pineapple also called Ananas comosus is a tropical plant with an edible multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries, also called pineapples, and the most economically significant plant in the Bromeliaceae family.
Pineapples may be cultivated from a crown cutting of the fruit, possibly flowering in five to ten months and fruiting in the following six months. Pineapples do not ripen significantly after harvest.
According to wiki, In 2016, Costa Rica, Brazil, and the Philippines accounted for nearly one-third of the world's production of pineapples.
Pineapple has so many health benefits.
1. It strengthen the gums
2. It treats dried skin and keeps the skin hydrated
3. It keeps the bone strong and healthy
4. It cures chapped lips
5. It improves the immunity of the body
6. It keeps the heart healthy
7. It prevents Cancer from entering the body
8. It helps digestion.
9. it helps the hair to stay nourished and healthy
10. It kills worms in the intestine
Researchers at the UConn Health Center are studying whether an enzyme found in pineapples may offer relief for the millions of people who suffer from asthma.
Bromelain, extracted from the juice and stem of the pineapple plant, appears to reduce inflammation associated with asthma.
"Studies on bromelain go back to the 1950s," says Dr. Eric Secor, a naturopathic physician and NIH Post Doctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Roger Thrall, Department of Immunology.
"But most of those initial studies looked at bromelain's effectiveness on conditions such as arthritis, muscle contraction, or swelling."
Secor's research is focusing on bromelain's impact on asthma and the immune system. Asthma rates may be stabilizing across the country but not in New England, where they continue to rise.
According to a recent study by the Asthma Regional Council, Connecticut has the highest rate of asthma among adults, at more than 15 percent.
Many turn to over-the-counter remedies for relief, which include herbs and nutritional supplements. Bromelain, especially popular in Europe, is typically taken in capsule or pill form, and millions of doses are sold every year.
Bromelain's potency and popularity as a healing agent stems from a specific enzyme it contains that may have protective effects on a number of different ailments.
The pineapple extract has been used clinically as an anti-inflammatory agent in rheumatoid arthritis, soft tissue injuries, colonic inflammation, and chronic pain.
But along with most natural therapies, there are no definitive studies that prove its effectiveness.
"Bromelain is extremely popular, but my goal is to help determine whether it really is effective in treating asthma or are consumers just wasting their money," says Secor.
In a study published in Cellular Immunology , Secor found bromelain treatment appeared to reduce the inflammation associated with asthma.