Blog - Pineapple Surprise

By Jem Friar: 03 Nov 2015

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Pineapple
  • 1 x Apple
  • 1/4 Cuecumber
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • A cup of Parsley

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Remove the pineapple skin before juicing. Push the parsley through the juicer using the apple.

For more information on juicing and detox please give us a ring at The Haven Health clinic on 01364 654954 and ask to speak with Jem Friar.

Some Health Benefits of Pineapple

  • Fresh pineapple is a storehouse for several unique health promoting compounds, minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.
  • Pineapple is a rich source of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber like pectin.
  • Pineapple fruit contains a proteolytic enzyme bromelain that digests food by breaking down protein. Bromelain also has anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting and anti-cancer properties. Studies have shown that consumption of pineapple regularly helps fight against arthritis, indigestion and worm infestation.
  • Fresh pineapple is an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin; vitamin C. Vitamin C is required for the collagen synthesis in the body. Collagen is the main structural protein in the body required for maintaining blood vessels, skin, organs, and bones. Regular vitamin C intake boosts immunity and reduces inflammation in the body.
  • In addition, Pineapple is rich in B-complex group of vitamins like folates, thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and minerals like copper, manganese and potassium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids and helps to control heart rate and blood pressure. Copper is a helpful cofactor for making red blood cells and Manganese aids detoxification.