Most of the people know that the daily consumption of water is 8oz (the gold standard). The water can be enriched with lemon, pineapple or many other fruits.
Pineapple is a fruit that provides lots of health benefits and can be eaten raw, in a form of juice or you can drink a glass of pineapple water.
How to make pineapple water
Making pineapple water is not complicated, it is a simple, cutting the fruit and tossing few pieces into a glass of water. The first think that you have to do is to remove the skin. Some people are preparing pineapple water in bulk, usually in the evening. You can store it in the fridge, and in the morning you have chilled water loaded with vitamins, antioxidants and minerals.
Pineapple water is better than lemon water mostly because of the taste and is loaded with enzymes, too.
Pineapple nutrition facts:
If you want to understand better the benefits of drinking pineapple water, you need to take a look at the nutrition fact sheet. From one regular size pineapple (2 pounds) you’ll get:
- 452 calories
- 986mg potassium
- 1g total fat
- 119g carbs
- Zero sodium, cholesterol and saturated fat
- 13g of fiber
- 89g of sugar
- 721% daily value of vitamin C
- 9g of protein
- 10% daily value of vitamin A
- 50% daily value of vitamin B6
- 11% daily value of calcium
- 14% daily value of iron
- 27% daily value of magnesium
Almost the same nutrition values you’ll get from pineapple water, which even adds the benefit of helping with hydration.
Pineapple is extremely low in sugar and rich in fiber, but it has lots of calories per fruit. A number of calories is reduced in pineapple water. The fiber richness of pineapple helps you feel full for a long period of time and effectively eliminate hunger and sugar cravings.
The elimination of fat and sugar by drinking pineapple water will cause weight loss, too.
It is always stressed by the experts, that inflammation is the biggest enemy of the body, so consuming anti-inflammatory foods is the key to keeping inflammation at bay.
Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that has extremely strong anti-inflammatory properties and helps with eliminating toxins from the body. As the bromelain reduces the inflammation and pain it helps with sports injuries.
Eliminate parasites from the liver
Bromelain does much more, it cleanses your intestines and liver and even eliminates tapeworms.
You need to consume one glass daily for three consecutive days.
Flush toxins and heavy metals
Another property of bromelain in pineapple is eliminating heavy metals. Even if you protect yourself by eating healthy foods, chances to get toxins and chemicals are possible as you are breathing.
Having in mind that we live in an era of constant pollution, it is essential that we consume foods and beverages that flush out toxins. Among the many healthy foods, pineapple is at the top of that list.
Improve the work of your thyroid gland
Bromelain is also essential for the functioning of your thyroid gland, which effects are enhanced by the iodine in pineapple. Those two compounds are protecting from autoimmune disorders.
One of the most important health benefits of drinking pineapple water is related to balancing electrolytes in your body because it is rich in potassium, a mineral that helps to balance a number of electrolytes. Balancing electrolytes, pineapple essentially prevents cramps and other muscle related injuries.
Improves oral health
The consumption of water enriched with this fruit will remove teeth stains and improve the health of your teeth in general because it is very good in fighting dental plaque.
Protects from cancer
Cancer can be prevented by consuming healthy foods, so in that regard, pineapple is very beneficial. Some studies suggest bromelain is more effective than chemotherapy drugs.
Consuming foods rich in compounds that provide proper digestion of proteins is the key to improving digestion. The digestive system will need less time to process proteins.
Pineapple contains vitamin A and beta-carotene and helps with your eyesight. Apart from the improving your vision, it also prevents age-related macular degeneration, which causes eyesight loss as you age.