Pineapple Juice Benefits

Pineapple Juice Benefits

by: Sharon Carter, staff writer

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Pineapple juice may not be as popular as orange or grape juice but it has amazing benefits beyond just being a good source of vitamins and minerals. Raw pineapple juice is an excellent source of manganese (45% DV in a 100 g serving) and vitamin C (80% DV per 100 g).

Fresh pineapples are the only known source of bromelain, an enzyme whose anti-inflammatory properties, shown in some studies, may alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis, which could make fresh pineapple juice a beneficial healthy choice for your joints.

The bromelain enzyme in fresh pineapple juice can also help with the digestion of protein. This is why it is sometimes recommended to drink Pineapple juice after meals to help digest protein rich meals. Another interesting pineapple juice benefit is that if the fresh juice has sufficient bromelain content, the freshly juiced pineapple juice can also be used as a marinade and tenderizer for meat.

It is often noted that canned or pasteurized pineapple juice can lose some of enzymes, and heat sensitive nutrients during the manufacturing process since heat is often used.

Another one of the benefits of fresh pineapple juice is for the role it can play in detoxification. Pineapple juice is often included in many “fad” type of diets because of the role enzymes some experts claim can help with weight loss or just detoxification of the body in general. Most notably, Dr. Oz has featured fresh pineapple juice in his 48-Hour Weekend Cleanse Recipes.  For some recipes from Dr. Oz’s cleanse recipes you visit: Pineapple Juice Recipes

Just make sure to consult your doctor about any plans to detoxify if you have a pre-existing condition or you are taking maintenance drugs.

 

References: 

http://www.dole.com/EatRightLanding/EatRtProductIndex/Juices/CannedJuices/CannedjuiceDetail/tabid/1140/Default.aspx?contentid=1423 
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pineapple 
http://www.dole.com/NutritionInstituteLanding/Foodfacts/LR/tabid/1000/Default.aspx





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