terça-feira, 14 de maio de 2013


Pineapple, Ananas comosus (L.) Mernil - Bromeliaceae - South America

Pineapple is a plant of monocot family of Bromeliaceae, subfamily Bromelioideae. The pineapple grown belong to the species Ananas comosus, comprising many varieties of fruit. There are also several wild species belonging to the same group and gender. The taste of the ripe fruit is often quite acidic and sweet.

It is  rich in Vitamin C, beta carotene and B vitamins and minerals like calcium: manganese, potassium and iron and fiber all of which are quite important for a healthy life. Furthermore it contains a powerful enzyme called bromelain.

At second sight research reveals that this enzyme may be helpful in reducing inflammation originating from many causes and also contributes to good digestion.

Additionally it is essential for people of blood group A. Being rich in soluble fiber it is perfect to control levels of cholesterol in  blood and accelerating  healing of tissue.

It also is indicated for kidney stones, hypertension, and anemia. For those who want to lose weight  pineapple is important (especially those with retention net).

It acts also as diuretic depurative. Used between meals it reduces  excess of acidity in the stomach. Combatting any type of kidney stone it is also used against bronchial catarrh and obesity.
Having soluble fibres it also lowers levels of cholesterol by its direct effects in human blood  preventing the agglomeration of fat in the body.
In a blender, beat 400 ml of water, 1 cup of acerola, 2 slices of pineapple and juice of 1 lemon. Strain and take 1 cup 2 times a day.
Prevents Cold and Flu
Pineapple is rich in vitamin C strengthening the body's defense and immunizing against several diseases such as flu and colds.
In a blender, beat 2 pineapple slices, 2 mint leaves and ½ liter of water. Take 1 cup, 2 times a day, after meals.
Vitamin A, present in large quantities in fruit, acts as an antioxidant, preventing premature aging and even some cancers.
In a blender, beat 2 pineapple rings, 1 leaf of kale washed, ½ apple peeled and seeded and 200 ml of water. Strain and take at any time of day.

Green Tips:

Pineapples are distinguished from other fruits because they have in their juice and in abundant quantity, albuminoid yeast, which has the very special property of separating proteins facilitating the digestion of food.

Therefore pineapple juice or fresh pineapple, is indicated for those with insufficient gastric juice or other gastroenterological problems, such as stomach fragile and difficult digestion.

Even for children breast this juice is indicated especially if they suffer from digestive disorders.

Note that the pineapple must to be very fresh for that purpose and not suffer any further handling or baking not to destroy the enzyme.

As complementary title: all people with digestive problems should avoid very hot food and drink, for the simple reason that the enzymes in the saliva and stomach are destroyed with heat.

in "Health by food " Dr. E. Schneider.

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