Pineapple is a tropical, plant. It grows up to 5-8 ft in height and spreads around about 3-4 feet radius cover.
Fresh pineapple is low in calories. It is an excellent source of vitamin C. 100 g fruit contains 47.8 or 80% of this vitamin.
Vitamin C is required for the collagen synthesis in the body. Collagen is the main structural protein in the body required for maintaining the integrity of blood vessels, skin, organs, and bones.
Pineapple is rich in B-complex group of vitamins like folates, thiamin, riboflavin and minerals like potassium, manganese and copper. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids, helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.
This is why you should start your day by focusing on healthy morning rituals such as drinking pineapple water on an empty stomach.
Benefits of Drinking Pineapple Water
1. Regulates the thyroid
Pineapples contain iodine and bromelain that are effective in improving various autoimmune disorders; thus, effective in easing symptoms associated with thyroiditis.
2. Improves vision
It contains beta-carotene and vitamin A that good for eyesight.
One study, published in the Archives of Ophthalmology indicates that eating 3 or more servings of pineapple per day may lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration, the primary cause of vision loss in older adults.
3. Weight loss
Drinking pineapple water in the morning prevents sugar and fat cravings. Thiamine helps boost your body metabolism by converting carbohydrates into energy.
4. Flushes Out Heavy Metals and Toxins
Pineapple is packed with fiber, enzymes and antioxidants that clean the body from heavy metals and toxins.
5. Fights Inflammation
Regular consumption of pineapple aids in the treatment of arthritis and sports injuries by reducing inflammation and relieving pain.
6. Strengthens gums and helps whiten and preserve teeth
Research found that the enzyme bromelain in pineapples acts as a natural stain remover, according to Dr. Frawley. Bromelain also helps break up plaque effectively.
7. Flushes Parasites From Liver and Intestines
Bromelain has anti-parasitic properties. Some studies have shown that a three-day pineapple fast kills off tape worms.
Recipe for a 32 ounce jar: 2 pineapple spears (approximately “1 x 4”) and 6-8 leaves of mint. Fill jar with water. Infuse in the refrigerator for 8 hours or overnight.
Strain before serving and enjoy the energy you will throughout the day.