Health Benefits of Pineapples

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2. Antioxidant Riches

Pineapples are also high in antioxidants, which have a host of health benefits for the body.2Ali, Maimunah Mohd, Norhashila Hashim, Samsuzana Abd Aziz and Ola Lasekan. ‘Pineapple (Ananas comosus): A Comprehensive Review of Nutritional Values, Volatile Compounds, Health Benefits, and Potential Food Products.’ Food Research International, vol. 137, November 2020. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33233252/. They attack the free radicals that can sometimes contribute to cell damage at the DNA level. Therefore, eating a diet rich in antioxidants may help to stave off disease.

Since the antioxidants in pineapples are bound together because of the structure of the fruit, they dwell in the body longer, making them more effective fighters.

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