Benefits of pineapples##

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Fresh pineapple is low in calories. Nonetheless, it is a store house for several unique health promoting compounds, vitamins and minerals that are essential for optimum health.

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100gm fruit provides just about 50 calories equivalent to that of apples. It's flesh contains no saturated fats or cholesterol; however, it is rich source of soluble or insoluble dietary fibre like pectin.

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Studies have shown that consumption of pineapples regularly helps fight against arthritis, ingestion and worm infestation.

Fresh pineapple is an excellent source of antioxidant, vitamin; vitamin C. 100gm fruit contains 47.8 or 80% of this vitamin. Regular consumptions of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body protect from scurvy; develops resistant against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro inflammatory free radicals from the body.

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It also contains small amount of vitamin A and beta-carotene levels. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties . Vitamin A is also required maintaining healthy mucusa, skin and is essential for vision.