THE NATURAL PHARMACY
Pineapples have so many amazing properties to them. Have a read of the top 5 health benefits why we should be making this delicious juice!
- 1 Whole Pineapple
- 1 Large Cucumber
- 2 Large Oranges
Deskin the pineapple, chop into chunks.
Wash the cucumber skin well, chop into chunks.
Peel the orange, chop into quarters.
Add all to blender and blitz (remembering to save a piece of pineapple or cucumber to decorate).
Serve in a pretty glass + enjoy!
PINEAPPLES - TOP 5 HEALTH BENEFITS
1. IMMUNITY BOOSTER
Pineapples are packed with vitamins + minerals, vitamin A, vitamin C, a good amount of fibre, potassium, phosphorous, calcium + magnesium. These all go towards helping to protect and fight against common colds and flus.
2. BREAKS DOWN PROTEINS
Pineapples also contain bromelain which is an enzyme found in the stem or core of a pineapple that helps digest food by breaking down the protein particles within it. It’s a great natural detoxifier, helps clear the sinus tract, and fight against stomach worms and alleviates nausea.
Pineapples contain high levels of Magnesium, famous for its anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting and calming properties. So, consider your pineapple friend a wise choice to include in your diet if you suffer from arthritis or any other type of inflammatory dis-ease as it prevents the inflammation occurring in the place. Magnesium also strengthens ~ supports your bones. A glass of freshly squeezed pineapple juice can give you 73% of your RDA of Magnesium too ~ what a winner!
Help shield your body against free radicals that ultimately try and attack your cells + weaken them, so by number the amount of anti-oxidants in your diet you will be preventing any nasties that may try and sneak in!
5. MACULAR DEGENERATION
Is a dis-ease that affects the eyes particularly in adults, the vision seems to deteriorate because the retina gets damaged. Luckily pineapples contain Beta-carotene is known for supporting the eye – ultimately improving our vision ~ woohoo!