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18 Little Known Healing Properties Of Pineapple
It is said that Christopher Columbus brought pineapples back to Europe from his trips to the Americas. The tasty tropical fruit was more known for its sweet taste than any possible health benefits. Even though the people in the tropical areas where pineapples are grown discovered the many healing properties in this exotic fruit, it has taken decades for its many health-related properties to be confirmed.
While many people associate pineapples with Hawaii, the top five areas that produce this tropical treat are Costa Rica, Brazil, the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia. The main thing that pineapples are known for is bromelain, an enzyme that can be found in the stem of the pineapple. This substance helps in the digestion of proteins and is also known as a meat tenderizer.
While most of the health benefits of pineapples are impressive and effective, there are some people who should not partake in the tropical fruit. The bromelain portion of the fruit has properties that serve as a blood thinner. If you are already taking a blood thinner, you will want to avoid eating the core of the pineapple where the bromelain comes from. Here are some impressive healing properties that you can attribute to the consumption of pineapples:
1. Blood pressure
Those who struggle with high blood pressure levels can see their numbers drop with the consumption of pineapples. Upping your intake of foods that are high in potassium help to naturally lower blood pressure levels. If you regularly up your possible potassium levels, you will realize a decrease of dying from any condition by 20 percent.
The nutrient that is found in pineapples that help those suffering from asthma is beta-carotene. Besides carrots, beta-carotene can be found in abundance in pineapples.
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