Pineapple is called the king of tropical fruits. Fresh slices of this fruit are an easy and non-nutritive snack for those who are losing weight. A mask or scrub with organic acids of the pineapple is a great means to renew skin.
- If you apply pineapple paste on the dark spots and freckles, they will become less noticeable.
- A juicy slice of pineapple will relieve the itching and redness after insect bites. It would be enough to apply a small slice for 5 minutes.
- Fruit acids contained in pineapples often are a part of the tonic masks for oily skin and means for peeling face and body.
- A mixture of pineapple and fresh mint cools, refreshes and softens the rough skin of the heels. Leave the mask for 10 minutes, remove it with water and use a pumice stone.
- Natural pineapple oil soothes and nourishes the skin after hair removal. When combined with essential oils, it is also suitable for a relaxing massage.
- Having anti-inflammatory properties, pineapple helps in treating acne. Cosmetic products with an extract of the fruit fight infections and have a healing effect.
- Pineapple juice makes the skin more elastic, stimulating the production of collagen. Apply a small amount of freshly squeezed liquid on the face and leave it for 2-3 minutes, then rinse it with warm water. Be careful with pineapple juice if you tend to have allergies.
- Bromelain that is contained in the pineapple (a complex of unique enzymes) accelerates protein metabolism. This in turn leads to a reduction of excess weight at the expense of processed proteins, fats and carbohydrates.
- Due to its low calorie content (49 kcal/100g), pineapple is great for people who keep to a strict diet.
- A glass of freshly squeezed pineapple juice contains a daily dose of magnesium required to protect cells from the damaging effect of free radicals.
- Sliced pineapple is a healthy snack. The tropical fruit contains fiber, which improves intestinal peristalsis.
- Pineapple juice contains enzymes that make the blood thinner and prevent blood clots.
- Pineapple extract helps with bronchial asthma. It reduces the number of eosinophils, or the cells that aggravate the disease, providing a pro-allergic action.
- Slices of fresh pineapple help cope with thirst and dehydration. This exotic fruit contains 85% of water.
But as with all other things, pineapples also have some “negative” sides:
- Candied pineapple is very high in calories (340-350 kcal/100g) and is not recommended to those who try to keep fit.
- The presence of beta-carotene in pineapple reduces the risk of age-related changes of the retina. This substance prevents macular degeneration in the zone, which is responsible for central vision.
- Pineapple contains a large number of organic acids, so people with sensitive teeth enamel, gastritis and gastric ulcer should use it with caution.