Christopher Columbus brought pineapples back to Europe after an expedition to South America. In central and South America pineapple is not only valued for its sweet taste, but it has also been used for centuries to treat digestion problems and inflammation. Pineapples health benefits include:
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
A higher intake of ALL fruits (3 Servings each) has been shown to decrease the risk of AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION. That sounds bad because it is the leading cause of BLINDNESS in the country. In fact, eating this fruit will decrease that risk, especially if you are age 65 and beyond, so millions and millions are at risk. Eating this POWER FRUIT will help reduce the risk of ever getting this condition as well as other eye issues.
The risks for the developing ASTHMA are lower in people who are consuming a high amount of certain nutrients. One of these nutrients is called Beta-Carotene which is found in plant foods like Pineapple, Mangos, Papaya Apricots, Broccoli, Cantaloupe, Pumpkin, and Carrots.
Pineapple has an excellent sauce of the strong Antioxidant Vitamin C. Pineapples can help combat the formation of the free radicals known to cause CANCER. Rich in Beta-Carotene it may also play a protective role against PROSTRATE CANCER according to a study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health’s Department of Nutrition, and it also has been shown to have an inverse association with the development of COLON CANCER says the American Cancer Society.
Aids With Digestion
Pineapples, because of their Fiber content, help to prevent constipation Pineapple also has a high-water content which also aids in digestion and promotes regularity and a healthy Colon.
Helps With Diabetes
Contrary to popular belief Pineapple is good for diabetics, and I have been telling people that for many, many years, even told my doctors that, whether they believed me or not, I have totally proved my theory. And I will explain this after I go over some facts with you. Individuals with TYPE-1 DIABETES who consume this juicy fruit in their Lifestyle Change Plan have lower blood glucose levels, and individuals with TYPE II DIABETES, (Including me) have improved their blood sugar levels, lipids, and insulin levels since one medium pineapple provides about 13 grams of fiber. Well, I’m here to tell you that having this fruit has impacted those things, and I try to eat some pineapple every day. People who are not knowledgeable about this fact are telling people with diabetes Type-II not to eat Pineapple because of its high sugar content, and that’s a myth I want to dispel! right here and now. Pineapple does not only have a high fiber content which negates the sugar content but also, I believe that the “sugar” in pineapple is NATURAL sugar with complex properties therefore good for you.
Promotes Healthy Skin
The Antioxidant Vitamin C, when eaten on its natural form or applied topically can help fight SKIN CANCER and skin damage that is caused by overexposure to the suns UV rays or by air pollution. It has the properties that reduce wrinkles and improves the overall skin texture. Vitamin C also plays a vital role in the formation of Collagen, the support system for the skin keeping you looking younger and having a suppler appearance. Just look at your example for proof.
The bottom line is that Pineapple is not only juicy and delicious for you, It has many health benefits you did not even think of, and I also been eating this all my life and Highly recommend in your Lifestyle Change Plan for it is a SUPER SUPER POWER FOOD, INDEED.
One of my all-time favorite fruits to eat in the morning for breakfast and my #8- Power Food-Grapefruit has many, many health benefits and I’m going to go over some of them. Your own lifestyle change plan should include this juicy fruit I eat 1/2 a grapefruit in the morning with some Stevia on it to sweeten its taste Here are the top 7 health benefits:
Helps With Insomnia
Just one glass of grapefruit juice drunk at nighttime before you go to bed can promote HEALTHY SLEEP (See Key-#3) and alleviates the irritating symptoms and repercussions of insomnia. This is due to the presence of Tryptophan in the fruit, the chemical we associate with becoming sleepy after big meals.
Helps Control Diabetes
People who are Diabetic can safely eat grapefruit because it reduces the level of Starch (Carbs) in the body. If a patient is a diabetic, intake of grapefruit can help them regulate the flow of sugar in their body efficiently handling this disease. Recent studies have shown this beneficial relationship between DIABETES and grapefruits be due to the Flavonoid content of grapefruit along with other healthy benefits from these compounds.
Fresh grapefruit juice creates an alkaline reaction after digestion. The citric acid of the fruit is contained in the human body, and thus increases the efficiency of the alkalinity reaction after digestion. The juice extracted from this fruit is beneficial in the preventing acid formation, and many other diseases that may arise due to the presence of excess acid in the body.
One glass of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice in the morning is a good remedy to control CONSTIPATION. The actual juice stimulates the Colon and other parts of the digestive system in the body. This is because on the gastric juices that ease the construction of the digestive tract and induce a bowel movement.
Urinary Disorders and Other Benefits
Grapefruit juice is very rich in the mineral Potassium and has a good content of Vitamin C, so it is one of the best treatments for reducing urination that is often caused by the Liver, Kidneys or heart problems. Also, it’s high Potassium content works as a vasodilator meaning your blood vessels and arteries relax thus reducing BLOOD PRESSURE and lowering the risk of HEART ATTACKS and STROKES. Another benefit is with the increased levels of potassium have been associated with HIGHER COGNITIVE FUNCTION because of the increased blood flow and oxygen to the brain.
Heart And Cardiovascular Health
The high content of Vitamin C in grapefruit is a natural for the fight of the many conditions for cardiovascular health. It’s an enabler for your body to help regulate Cholesterol which minimizes the risk of various cardiovascular diseases caused by the buildup of Plaque on the artery walls. The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry shows the consumption of grapefruit can reduce the (LDL) or bad cholesterol as well as our hazardous Triglycerides. which are present in potential HEART ATTACK and STROKE individuals. And is also based on your genetic family makeup.
Other Health Benefits
Now I like to eat my grapefruit like an Orange. So, go ahead and slice it open and eat the fruit from the rind it easily comes off, and you get the benefit of eating the whole thing. So enjoy! Here are some other health benefits from eating grapefruit and they are as follows:
- Promotes appetite loss
- Helps with INFLUENZA
- Treats MALARIA
- Helps with ARTHRITIS
- Boosts your energy levels
- Helps with indigestion
The bottom line is that eating a grapefruit is certainly great for your overall health and it contains a good amount of Water which helps your brain breathe. So, eat up. And Enjoy!