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Pineapple – Descendant of the American Indians

We all know about the story of a kid asking mom whether the word “pineapple” does relate to either pine cones or apples. Well, that’s literally how each of us respond to our very first taste of this fruit. Yet, most of the time, mom doesn’t give you the appropriate answer.

Pineapple was originally a tropical food in Brazil – home of the Tupi Indians (known for the practice of cannibalism) date back to the 14th century. Due to their movement in later years, pineapple was then spread out to the South and the Caribbean. In 1493, Christopher Columbus’s second voyage to South America made a big mark here. He found some cooking pots filled with human body parts (probably from the Indians), along with some pineapples nearby. They were so into the sweat, mild sour tasting that later brought some back to Europe. Its name resemble the pine cone shape with the tasty pulp just like the apples. 

 

 

 

There’s no scientific evidence that shows if the Tupi did mix pineapples into their pots or have them as desserts; but G’lobe Orsim believe taking Pineapple juices or detox would significantly improve your strength. Check out this page if you want to be as strong as the Tupi

 

Here are some nutrient facts about of the pineapples:

1 Contains Disease-Fighting Antioxidants
  • Pineapples are especially rich in antioxidants known as flavonoids and phenolic acids, they are also loaded with healthy antioxidants.
  • Antioxidants are molecules that help your body combat oxidative stress.
  • Oxidative stress is a state in which there are too many free radicals in the body. These free radicals interact with the body’s cells and cause damage that links to chronic inflammation, a weakened immune system and many harmful diseases.
2 Being rich in Vitamin C 
  • One cup of pineapple contains 78.9 milligrams (mg) of vitamin C, according to USDA, which is close to the recommendation for men (90 mg per day). 
  • Vitamin C is important because it encourages growth and healing around the body and plays a role in everything from wound repair to iron absorption.

 

 
3 Enhance Your Weight Loss (Not again! But basically, every fruits have this)
  • Lower in calories than other sweat treats, yet the level of vitamins and minerals are no joke.
  • Contains fiber (2.3 grams in 1 cup), which help control the blood sugar level, keeping you full and thus, get you to eat less without packing in calories.
  • It’s also said that “people tend to eat fewer calories overall, if they consume several cups of fruits and vegetables each day as part of a well-balanced diet.”
4. Potential Anti-Inflammatory benefits
  • The stem and core of the pineapple contains Bromelain, a complex mixture of substances, mainly protein-digesting enzymes.
  • These enzymes cause the body to produce substances that fight pain and swelling (inflammation).
  • Bromelain also contains chemicals that interfere with the growth of tumor cells and slow blood clotting.
5 Ease Symptoms of Arthritis
  • With Bromelain, pineapples may provide pain relief for those with inflammatory arthritis, lessen hay fever symptoms.  
  • One study in patients with osteoarthritis found that taking enzyme supplement with Bromelain helped relieve pain as effectively as diclofenac.
6 Finally,…
  • Pineapples can regenerate, so plant their leaves would grow into new plants.
  • A green pineapple can be just as sweet and delicious as a golden brown one.
  • Besides fruit salads and tropical drinks, pineapples are also used to make wine.

 

 

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