Pineapple is one of the most popular fruits worldwide. Apart from eating the fruit ripe, peeled off, you can use it to make very tasty culinary delicacies, with recipes coming from all across the globe. However, the question here is, what do you do with the pineapple peels?

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Since ancient times, people have been regarding pineapple as a fruit with enormous nutritional value. Rich in vitamins and minerals, and with potent antioxidant properties, today this fruit has an easy access to almost every household.

Pineapple juice is one the choicest drinks to both, young and old generations, having the perfect balance of sweet and sour in taste. And, did you know that in the Philippines people use its leaves for weaving their traditional formal wears?

Nevertheless, until recently, the beneficial qualities of its peels were unknown to most people. Did you know that they have medicinal properties? Or do they usually end up in the garbage in your home?

Latest scientific research shows that pineapple peels have beneficial effects on the human health and can help heal many different diseases.

The Medicinal Properties Of Pineapple Peels

Pineapple peels are rich in vitamins B6 and C, thiamin, bromelain, beta-carotene and has lots of fiber in it. It’s also rich in magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, and other nutrients. It possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-ageing and anti-cancer properties as well.

Anti-Inflammatory Agent

As we already mentioned, pineapple peels contain bromelain, an enzyme that has anti-inflammatory properties. This in turn helps reduce inflammations, such as swelling after an injury or surgery, and sinuses.

Aid Digestive Problems

The enzymes in this peel aid digestion, improve the intestinal flora, and help deal with constipation and parasites.

Boost Immunity

Due to its high vitamin C content, the skin of this fruit is known to boost the immune system, help prevent infections, fight colds, suppress coughs, and kill bacteria.

Protects Vision

The contents rich in vitamin C and beta-carotene help protect the vision and battle glaucoma.

Relieve Joint Pain And Arthritis

Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of the bromelain, pineapple peels can help relieve joint pain and arthritis.

Protects And Strengthen The Bones And Teeth

Due to the rich manganese content, pineapple peels can help fight gum inflammation, as well as help repair and strengthen the teeth and bones.

Improve The Health Of The Blood Vessels

The bromelain can help prevent the formation of blood clots, while the copper contents help improve the production of red blood cells. This in turn improves the health of the blood vessels and balances the levels of the blood pressure.

Improve Fertility

Due to the rich bromelain and beta-carotene content, the pineapple peels help reduce the inflammations in the woman’s body and create a perfect environment in the womb for implantation.

Anti-Cancer Properties

The high amounts of antioxidants, vitamin C, manganese and bromelain help fight off tumors and prevent the formation of cancer.

How To Consume Pineapple Peels

You can prepare a very potent health drink out of pineapple peels. What you need is a whole, unpeeled pineapple, 1 liter of filtered water, and natural sweetener to taste (the latter one is optional). Cut and boil the pineapple in the water. When evenly cooked, strain the liquid. Add your preferred natural sweetener (optional). Et voilà, the drink is ready!

Consume a glass of this mixture every day, to strengthen your immune system and help fight off diseases.

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