A TROPICAL CHAMP-PINEAPPLE
When King Louis XIV of France was first presented with a tropical champ -pineapple – the most exotic and sought-after fruit in 17 century Europe, he immediately took a huge bite. Unfortunately, His Greediness hadn’t given his servants a chance to peel it, so he cut his royal lips a the prickly rind. Out went his royal fiat: no more pineapples –until Louis XV took the throne in 1715!A tropical champ -Pineapple.
A JUICY BONE-BUILDER
You know that you need calcium to prevent osteoporosis – so your bones need manganese as well. The body uses manganese to make collagen, fibrous protein that helps build connective tissues like bone, skin and cartilage.
Eating fresh pineapple or drinking pineapple juice is a good way to add manganese to your diet. A cup of fresh pineapple chunks or pineapple juice will give you over 2 milligrams of manganese, more then 100% of Daily Value.
SWEETEN YOUR DIGESTION
Pineapple has a centuries old reputation for relieving indigestion. Fresh pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that helps digestion by breaking down protein.
This might be important for some older people who have low levels of stomach acid. If you are older and have frequent indigestion, adding a few pineapple slices to your dessert plate might help keep your stomach calm.
A GREAT SOURCE OF VITAMIN C
Few nutrients get as much attention as vitamin C, and for good reason. This Vitamin is a powerful antioxidant, meaning that it helps thwart free radicals. The body uses Vitamin C to make collagen, the “glue” that holds tissue and bone together.
And when you have a cold, the first thing you probably reach for is Vitamin C. It reduces levels of a chemical called histamine -which causes such cold symptoms as watery eyes and runny noses.One cup of pineapple chunks, contains about 24 milligrams of Vitamin C, 40% of the Daily Value.A glass of canned pineapple juice contains 60 milligrams 100% of the Daily Value.
GETTING THE MOST
Buy it fresh-canned pineapple is convenient, but when you are eating it to soothe upset stomach, the fresh fruit is the best because the intense heat used in canning destroys the bromelain.
Try a new variety-look for Gold pineapple, imported from Costa Rica. This variety is exceptionally sweet and it has more than 4X the Vitamin C found in other varieties.
HEALTH BENEFITS & NUTRIENTS
The health benefits of a tropical champ-pineapple include their ability to improve respiratory health, cure coughs and colds, improve digestion, help you lose weight, strengthen bones, improve oral health, boost eye health, reduce inflammation, prevent cancer, improve heart health, fight off infections and parasites, improve the immune system and increase circulation.
CONSTIPATION- Pineapple helps with regularity. Eating just 4 oz of pineapple a day will help relieve constipation.
DIARRHEA-give a bromelain a go (supplement)
Bromelain might protect against bacteria called Escherichia coli. Food poisoning from E.coli is fast becoming one of the more common and dangerous ways to come down with diarrhea.
WARTS-Pineapple juice is rich in a certain powerful enzyme that has proven an effective means of dissolving warts. Just soak a cotton ball in fresh pineapple juice and apply it to the wart.
Bromelain derived from pineapples promotes circulation, reduces swelling and helps your body reabsorb the by-products of inflammation.
Bromelain is an active anti-inflammatory agent that helps prevent the spread of cancerous cells across the body. Research states that an increased intake of bright yellow foods can help reduce the risk of cancer.
PINEAPPLE has nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, including copper, potassium, calcium, magnesium, manganese, vitamin C, thiamin, B6, beta-carotene, and folate as well as soluble and insoluble fiber and bromelain.
Besides fruit salads and tropical drinks, a tropical champ -pineapples are also used to make wine. Hawaii
Bromelain may cause nausea, vomiting. May increase the risk of bleeding in people taking aspirin or blood thiners. DO NOT take bromelain if you are allergic to pineapple.
Pineapples are the cause of sore tongues and lips everywhere The irritation is caused by a combination of enzymes in pineapples called bromelian, which break down proteins and essentially attack your tongue,and lips on contact. Once you chew and swallow it, both your saliva and stomach acids overtake them. So It happens to virtually everyone. The good news is that your tongue rebuilds those proteins and amino acids, so it won’t be sore for long.
PLANTING AND CARE
Pineapples regenerate! You can plant pineapple leaves to grow a new plant.The leafy top (of store-bought pineapples) can be rooted and grown as an interesting houseplant?
Choose a fresh pineapple from your local grocery store, cut the top off and sprout your plant. Cut off the leafy top about half an inch below the leaves, and remove some of the lowest leaves.
Trim off the outer portion at the bottom of the crown, until you see root buds. These should resemble small, brown-colored bumps around the stem. Allow the pineapple top to dry for several days to one week prior to planting.(this helps the top to heal.)
It should take about two months (6-8 weeks) for roots to establish.
Pineapples are slow-growing plants, do not expect to see blooms for at least two to three years.
The pineapple plant’s flowers– which can vary from lavender to bright red — produce berries that actually coalesce together around the fruit’s core. So the pineapple fruit itself is actually a bunch of “fruit-lets” fused together. Pineapples are native to South America before Christopher Columbus discovered them in 1493.
SOURCE ;THE DOCTORS BOOK OF FOOD REMEDIES