6 Things That Happen To Your Body When You Drink Pineapple Water
According to Ayurveda (one of the world’s oldest medical systems), the choices you make regarding your daily routine either build up resistance to disease, or tear it down.
This is why you should start your day by focusing on healthy morning rituals, such as drinking pineapple water on an empty stomach.
Prepare the pineapple water the day before and sip on it throughout the day. All it takes in half a pineapple per 2-liter pitcher of water.
For maximum benefits, let the pineapple infuse overnight and collect the fruit and eat it too! Just make sure to make a fresh batch every day.
Here are a few reasons to adopt this healthy habit!
1. Fights inflammation
Bromelain is an enzyme that has anti-inflammatory properties. Bromelain helps the body get rid of toxins by fighting off inflammation which impacts all the tissues and organs in the body.
Regular consumption of pineapple can help to treat mild forms of arthritis and sports injuries by reducing inflammation and pain.
2. Helps with weight loss
Due to the fiber contained in pineapple, it takes more time to digest, thus causing a prolonged feeling of satiety. Drinking pineapple water in the morning prevents sugar and fat cravings.
Thiamine helps boost your body metabolism by converting carbohydrates into energy.
3. Balances electrolytes
Pineapple contain potassium which helps make our body a lot stronger and maintain the proper balance of electrolytes in your body preventing cramps or other injuries.
Strengthens gums, helps whiten and preserve teeth
Research found that the enzyme bromelain in pineapples acts as a natural stain remover, according to Dr. Frawley. Bromelain also helps break up plaque effectively.
4. Improves vision
Pineapple contains beta-carotene and vitamin A that good for eyesight. Data reported in a study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology indicates that eating 3 or more servings of pineapple per day may lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the primary cause of vision loss in older adults.
5. Protects from cancer
Published in 2007 in the journal Planta Medica, researchers found that an enzyme extracted from pineapple stems known as bromelain was superior to the chemo-agent 5-fluorauracil in treating cancer in the animal model. The researchers stated:
“This antitumoral effect [of bromelain] was superior to that of 5-FU [5-fluorouracil], whose survival index was approximately 263 %, relative to the untreated control.”
6. Gets rid of heavy metals and toxins
Pineapple is loaded with fiber, beneficial enzymes and a host of antioxidants that help to detox your body from heavy metals and toxins.