Spiny with sword-like leaves on the outside, pineapple is super sweet on the inside and loaded with vitamins and enzymes! It contains vitamin C, B-Complex (folate, thiamine, pyridoxine, riboflavin) and has the minerals potassium, calcium, phosphorous and Manganese. Our Lizzy Jays Pineapple Pleaser Juice is made with a lot of love, plenty of pineapple, pear and a touch of mint. Check out all the amazing benefits of this fruit juice below:
Pineapple juice contains bromelain, a natural anti-inflammatory enzyme to help alleviate the signs and symptoms of arthritis and give relief from muscle pain. The juice from fresh pineapples can suppress coughs five times more effectively than cough syrup.
Pineapple’s bromelain also aids with digestion by helping the body break down proteins into a simpler form (which also makes it a helpful meat marinade and tenderizer) and neutralizing acids. Mint can help ease an upset tummy by alleviating indigestion, intestinal gas and abdominal cramping. Mint can even protect against cancers of the colon, skin and lungs.
Pears contain pectin which makes them effective in lowering cholesterol levels and “toning” the intestines. The pectin is also a mild diuretic resulting in a slight laxative effect which helps to regulate bowel movements.
Pineapples and pears are both packed with vitamin C, a primary water-soluble antioxidant that fights cell damage and boosts the immune system. This important vitamin also helps cell tissue, healing of wounds and can even help reduce the risk of macular degeneration. Bromelain has also been shown to reduce mucus in the throat and nose offering relief for the common cold and sinus inflammation. The high level of vitamin C and copper in pears also act as good antioxidants that protect cells from damages by free radicals.
An 8-oz. serving of pineapple and pear juice contains nearly 75% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C.
Pineapple juice contains thiamine and B6. Thiamine belongs to the vitamin B group which helps convert carbohydrates into energy and boosts the immune system too. The vitamin B6 also helps to stabilize blood sugar.
Pineapple juice is rich in potassium which promotes kidney function and can also help you with electrolyte balance, which help with muscle cramps and soreness.
Pineapples do wonders for your skin since it reduces inflammation (goodbye poufy eyes), reduces sun damage, acts as a natural antibacterial (goodbye blemishes), evens out skin tone and fights aging. Pears are a beautiful source of copper which makes up a part of melanin, the pigment that gives your skin and hair their healthy color and even provides a natural protection from the sun. Nourish your nervous system and support nerve function with this healthy dose of copper from pear.
Containing almost 75% of the daily-recommended value of manganese, pineapple will keep you standing strong and tall. Manganese is essential in developing strong bones and connective tissue and may be helpful in preventing post-menopausal women.
Pears are loaded with Vitamin K (also called phylloquinone) which helps maintain healthy bones as you age, promotes new bone tissue growth and decreased your risk of developing bone fractures. The High level of boron in pears helps the body retain calcium which can help to prevent osteoporosis.
Pears have the antioxidant, glutathione, which can help to prevent high blood pressure and stroke.
More Fun Facts
- Pineapple fruit is actually made of many individual berries that fuse together around a central core. When growing, the pineapple plant produces over 200 flowers varying in color from lavender, through to light purple and red. The individual scale-like fruits of these flowers then join together to create the pineapple.
- Pineapple is the international sign of hospitality.
- Pineapples were first cultivated in Hawaii in the 18th century. Hawaii is the only U.S. state in which they are still grown.
- It takes almost three years for a single pineapple to mature.
- The top of a pineapple, after cleaning and drying, can be planted in soil and a new plant will grow.
- Once harvested, pineapples don’t continue to ripen (that means that ever pineapple in the grocery store is as ripe as it will ever get).
- Pears were once called the “gift of the gods” by Homer, author of the Odyessy.
- Pears are said to have more nutrients per calorie than calories per nutrient. That’s one jam packed fruit!
- Mint can boost your mood and fight fatigue with its natural stimulant properties.
- The mint plant can be used as a natural bug repellant and help to freshen up your food and the air in your home.
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