- Created on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 14:25
Pineapple are rocking our block here at Juicey Lucy's and we wanted to share some of the incredible benefits of this wonderful fruit. Pineapples are native to South America, and were introduced to Europe by Columbus. The fruit is actually a compound body, composed of many flowers, which become tiny fruits and then fuse together around a central core. Our pineapples are grown in Mexico, so they don't have to take a trans-Pacific flight to come to you.
Pineapples are high in fiber, and also contain vast amounts of Vitamin C. As such they are great for your skin, joints, teeth and gums, as well as respiratory health and boosting immunity. Vitamin C is an effective counter against free-radical damage in human tissue, and is necessary for collagen synthesis in your body.
Many digestive enzyme supplements contain bromelain, which is found in pineapple. Bromelain helps you to digest protein, and also has anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting, and anti-cancer properties. Bromelain can help against indigestion, and it's anti-inflammatory properties are helpful in alleviating arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms. While all parts of the pineapple contain trace amounts of bromelain, the enzyme is at it's highest concentration in the stem and the core of the fruit. Juicing pineapple is a great way to get the benefits of bromelain, as the core fruit can be tough.
One cup of fresh pineapple contains 75% of your body's daily requirement for manganese, which is essential for building and maintaining strong bones and connective tissues.
Pineapples, like most fruit, have been shown to help prevent macular degeneration, which is the primary cause of vision loss in adults. Three servings of fruit a day can lower your risk of macular degeneration by 35%.
Come by Juicey Lucy's this weekend or sign up for the Juice Truck and try a summery juice made with this luscious tropical treat!