Pineapple comes from the family of bromeliads, large and ovoid in shape, with a thorny and rough skin.
It has a yellow, firm and very juicy pulp with a delicious bittersweet flavor. We can enjoy Pineapple in many ways, whether in juices, in cocktails, combined with other foods, in salads or alone.
Pineapple is a fruit very rich in slow absorption carbohydrates, it has vegetable protein content and it is abundant in potassium, iodine and vitamins A, B and C. It contains 85% of water, carbohydrates and fiber, and provides great important nutritional benefits for our health.
Likewise, it is a fruit rich in vitamin C, B vitamins, and a low caloric value, just 52 calories per 100 grams, which makes Pineapple a very healthy fruit to consume in diets to lose weight.
Pineapple is very good to promote iron absorption, regulate intestinal transit, and strengthen the immune system, therefore it can be consumed to prevent constipation, as well as to eliminate liquids, since it is a powerful natural diuretic.
Among the main nutritional properties of pineapple, its laxative, diuretic and disinfectant capacity stands out.
In natural medicine, Pineapple has an important preventive use due to its healing properties, it contains three important enzymes (bromeliad, extranasa and ananase) which, combined, act in a very positive way for our body.
We can take Pineapple, to help fight diseases such as: Cold, Allergies, Rheumatism, Hypertension, Cholesterol …
Due to its properties: Germicides, Anti-inflammatory and Diuretics, Pineapple has great capacity to cleanse our body, this is essential to prevent us from many discomforts digestive and intestinal.
Likewise, it is highly recommended in diets to lose weight. By eliminating fats, it also helps to combat cellulite. To enhance the natural effects of Pineapple, it is recommended to take it on an empty stomach and even better if we do it in the form of freshly made juice.
It prevents platelet aggregation, thereby preventing the blood from clotting, and thus preventing strokes and heart attacks.
Among its many contributions, pineapple is recommended in the treatment of conditions such as:
- Fluid retention (acts as a diuretic)
- Intestinal transit problems and constipation (due to its great laxative power)
- Hypertension, cholesterol and anemia
- Poisonings (works as a scrubber)
- Immune system disorders (reinforces the decrease in defenses and helps the formation of red and white blood cells)
- Degenerative and cardiovascular problems
- Poor blood circulation
- Problems in bone growth, tissues and the nervous system in children.
- 1 whole ripe pineapple
- ½ cup of water
- ½ cup sugar (you can also use grated panela)
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 cloves
- 2 cardamom beans
- 1 sprig of lemon verbena
- Juice of a lemon
Peel and core the pineapple. Dice half of the pineapple and blend the other half until pureed. In a medium saucepan, bring water, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and lemon verb to a boil. Add pineapple squares, pineapple puree, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil again and reduce the temperature. Cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has reduced and the jam is thick.