Pineapple: Properties and benefits

Among the exotic fruits present on our tables, a special place must be reserved for pineapple. In fact, this vegetable has truly interesting beneficial properties. It is a fruit with digestive properties (thanks to the presence of bromelain contained in it) which make it very useful in all cases of poor digestion. It is very rich in water (85% of its weight) and fiber which gives it a beneficial effect on the digestive system (since it promotes intestinal transit and fights constipation) and on the functionality of the kidneys. It therefore promotes the cleansing of the excretory organs and an effective purge of toxins from our body. It is rich in vitamins (especially vitamin C which gives this fruit strong antioxidant and cardioprotective properties) and mineral salts (potassium, magnesium, calcium, sodium etc.) which make it an excellent tonic and remineralising. Recent studies have demonstrated the anti-carcinogenic action of bromelain (the enzyme that gives this fruit its well-known digestive properties) although it is not yet entirely clear how it acts on the mechanisms of cellular degeneration. Pineapple can be consumed raw or in the form of juice, even in smoothies that contain other seasonal fruits.