Pineapple is extremely effective against water retention, bloating and cellulite. It’s rich in water (about 90%), potassium that eliminates the excess of water, iron, that creates red blood cells which are known to transport the oxygen throughout the whole body. Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain that improves the digestion and fights against the inflammatory processes of the organism. Another very important property of this enzyme is that it can fasten your metabolism. Pineapple is a hypo-caloric fruit – 100 grams of pineapple have just 40 calories. The best way to consume pineapple is when it’s fresh and ripe, as well as keep it in the fridge upside down, so that the sugar can melt in the whole fruit.
1. Fights inflammation
First of all, you should know that bromelain has powerful anti-inflammatory properties which reduce the inflammation in the body and detoxify the organs and tissues.
2. Helps you lose weight
Pineapple is a great diuretic, which can eliminate water from your body and prevent water retention.
3. Eliminates intestinal parasites
A recent study has confirmed that drinking pineapple juice 3 days in a row can successfully eliminate intestinal worms and parasites.
4. Improves your thyroid function
This super-healthy pineapple water contains high amounts of iodine and bromelain which boost your thyroid function and prevent a number of health problems.
5. Balances your electrolyte levels
Pineapple is loaded with potassium, which means that this water can help you eliminate fatigue and balance out your electrolytes level.
6. Eliminates toxins and heavy metals from your body
This pineapple water is packed with special enzymes and antioxidants, which will cleanse your body from toxins and heavy metals.
7. Improves digestion
Bromelain will improve your digestion as well.
8. Strengthens the gums and teeth
This water is packed with calcium, a mineral which is vital for proper health of bones and teeth.
9. Improves vision
Pineapple is loaded with beta carotene, an important antioxidant which improves your vision and reduces the risk of age-related vision problems such as macular degeneration.
10. Prevents cancer
Many experts claim that bromelain is more effective than the conventional chemotherapy drug called 5-flurouracil, on more than one type of cancer cells.
Pineapple Water – RECIPE:
1 medium-sized pineapple
6 Mint leaves
Peel the pineapple.
Chop it in small pieces.
Add the pineapple pieces in the jar.
Add the mint leaves.
Close the jar and let it sit in the fridge for 8-10 hours (overnight).