For long time now pineapple has been loved because of its numerous benefits as well as its sweet taste. However to some people too much pineapple might do them more harm than good. Here are the advantageous and disadvantages of pineapple juice.
The Advantages of Pineapple Juice
1. It Contains Bromelain.
Bromelain is a protein digesting hormone which has an anti-inflammatory property. Hence drinking pineapple juice boosts quick recovery from swelling, bruising and sports injuries. Pineapple also has a chemical that prevents blood clotting and promotes cell rejuvenation.
2. Boosts the Body’s Immune System.
Pineapple juice has been said to help the body fight against many diseases and health conditions. For instance, it helps the body fight against cancer as the bromelain inhibits the growth of cancerous cells during chemotherapy. The juice is also very rich in vitamin c which is an important factor used to lower the risks of cataracts and heart diseases. Pineapple also boosts fertility both in women and men and reduces hypertension. Additionally the vitamin A, magnesium as well as selenium found in the juice help boost the immune system in general.
3. Relieves Constipation And Bloating.
Since bromelain breaks down protein, it speeds up the digestion process and as a result preventing one from feeling bloated leading to a healthier gut. Pineapple is also a natural diuretic hence helps in flushing out toxins.
The Disadvantages of Pineapple Juice
1. Bromelain Might Cause Miscarriages.
Pineapple juice is not recommended for pregnant women as it might cause contraction of the uterus and consequently a miscarriage. Bromelain has also been said to cause abortions.
2. Has High Sugar Content.
Normally when making pineapple juice there is no need for one to add any sweetener since pineapple itself is already sweet. Pineapple have a high sugar content level and hence are not to be taken in excess as it can cause gingivitis and cavities. It is should also be avoided by those who are overweight or diabetic.
3. Can Cause Allergic Reactions.
Some individual who are allergic to pineapple might experience swelling of the mouth, throat, face and tongue as well as itching. In severe cases it can cause difficulty in breathing or even lead to anaphylactic shock.
Pineapple is good but only in recommended amounts. Avoid having too much of it as it can land you into serious trouble. Also opt for the natural freshly squeezed juice for you to enjoy all the benefits. Also make sure to seek medical advice in case you are pregnant or have any health condition.
Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.