Health Benefits Of Pineapple

The pineapple fruit most probably will not be mentioned as the top five fruit people consumed based on its nutritional values, fruits like oranges, apple, grapefruit, watermelon, always top that list. Pineapple, on the other hand, is usually taken just because it is palatable to the taste buds.

The health benefits of pineapple are numerous and hence the need to take pineapples cannot be overemphasized but very few people know about these benefits.
Pineapples (botanical name: Ananas comosus) are tropical fruits that are rich in vitamins (mostly vitamin C), enzymes (Bromelain) and antioxidants. Despite their sweetness, pineapples are low in calories.

Here Are Some Health Benefit Of Pineapple You Never Knew About:

  • It contains a high amount of Vitamin C which strengthens the immune system, eliminates cough, phlegm and infections, Combats cold and reduces mucus in the airway.
  • It’s abundance in vitamin C also helps relieve pain and fights inflammation of the joint (osteoarthritis) and muscle cramps.
  • It is very rich in manganese which helps strengthen the bones.
  • It aids in blood circulation. It has a detoxifying effect which helps to clean the arteries and assist in the prevention of heart diseases.
  • The bromeliad content in pineapple helps in weight loss. It helps metabolise protein and burn excess fat in the abdominal area.
  • It aids in digestion because of its abundance in fibre. It also stimulates the production of gastric juice which also contribute to the breakdown process and fights against diarrhoea.
  • It stimulates the production of collagen which is essential in the formation of the blood vessel wall as well as healing of wounds.
  • It helps to prevent cancer due to its antioxidant property.
  • It is important in the treatment of autoimmune diseases and helps to regulate the thyroid gland which helps balance hormones
  • It contains vitamin B which helps to boost metabolism ranging from creation of enzyme to red blood cell formation
  • It can act as a diuretic, it eases the strain on the kidney, hence gives you a healthy kidney and prevents kidney failure
  • Pineapples contain vitamin C and potassium with antioxidant properties that kills free radicals and prevents ageing and development of fine lines, dark skin
  • It prevents Anaemia because of its rich Iron content


The health benefits of pineapple are numerous, but like every other thing, has some side effects, especially when consumed in excess quantity or when consumed by people with allergy to pineapples. These side effects include:

  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Damage to the mucous membrane
  • Stomach upset
  • Inflammation of the gum, tongue and lips
  • It is not also advisable for people that are scheduled to do surgery to take pineapples because it can lead to bleeding disorders.

After reading this article, your pineapple intake should become intentional due to your knowledge of its nutritional benefits

5 thoughts on “Health Benefits Of Pineapple”

  1. Absolutely beautiful. I grew up in a pineapple plantation because my grandfather had one. With this article, my love for pineapple is revived

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