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Benefits of Pineapple

It’s Day4 of our #1Fruit challenge….. if you are not sure what fruit to start with, you can try some pineapples. They are readily available and for just 100 Naira, you can pick up a slice. Asides from being just another fruit, it comes with its benefits which you can read below:

Strong Hair Follicles

With pineapple in your diet, you can worry less about losing your hair as your hair follicles will become strong over time.This is because pineapple contains  antioxidants and vitamin C that adds elasticity and thickness to your hair.

Healthy Teeth and Gums

With high vitamin-C content, pineapple is extremely beneficial for the health of your gums and teeth. Eating slices of pineapple will keep your teeth and gums healthy. It makes your teeth look whiter and eliminates plaque, which is mainly due to the enzyme called bromelain.

Strong Nails and Cuticles

Consuming Pineapple regularly fixes any vitamin deficiency in your body which propels the healing of your nails and cuticles.

Supports Immune System

Vitamin C is a primary water-soluble antioxidant that fights cell damage. It is a helpful fighter against problems such as heart disease and joint pain.

Strong bones

Pineapple contains nearly 75 percent of the daily-recommended value of the mineral manganese, which is essential in developing strong bones and connective tissue.

Healthy eyes

Pineapples can help reduce the risk of macular degeneration- a disease that affects the eyes as people age.

Better Digestion

Pineapple contains dietary fiber which is essential in keeping your intestines healthy. The bromelain content is an enzyme that breaks down protein, possibly helping digestion.

Reduced cold and flu

Pineapple’s bromelain may help reduce mucus in the throat and nose. If you have allergies, you should consider incorporating pineapple into their diets more regularly to reduce sinus mucus long term.

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