Below is an article that shares all the positive affects that a simple pineapple has for health benefits.
I did not write this article a student of mine brought it in but I thought it would be great to share with everybody because of the obvious benefits the pineapple has for singers.
I have a NutrBullet food processor/juicer that I use every morning. My usual approach is to throw in some berries some pineapple chunks with 50% greens and water. Quite often when I'm on the go this is my 1st meal of the day. In all honesty unless I'm going out with friends I've never been much of a morning breakfast person. I like the NutrBullet because of its extremely simple cleanup.
No I don't have stock in the NutrBullet company i'm not trying to sell you one just sharing with you part of my approach towards keeping my body healthy as a singer. If you feel like you have the time please read this little article on the benefits of pineapple
I think you'll find it beneficial and interesting?
A SIMPLE PINEAPPLE
The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family. It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit. The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today.
One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of individual flowered's that grow together to form the entire fruit. Each scale on a pineapple is evidence of a separate flower.
Pineapple stop ripening the minute they are picked. No special way of storing them will help ripen them further. Color is relatively unimportant in determining the rightness. Choose your pineapple by smell. If it smells fresh, tropical and sweet, it will be a good fruit. The more scales on the pineapple, the sweeter and juicier the takes.
After you cut off the top, you can plan it. It should grow much like a sweet potato will. This delicious fruit is not only sweet and tropical; it also offers many benefits to our health.
Pineapple is a remarkable fruit. We find it enjoyable because of its lush, suite and exotic flavor, but it may also be one of the most healthful foods available today. If we take a more detailed look at it, we will find that the pineapple is valuable for easing indigestion, arthritis or sinusitis.
The juice has a anthelmintic effect; it helps get rid of intestinal worms.
Let's look at how the pineapple affects other conditions.
Pineapple is high in manganese, a mineral that is critical to development of strong bones and connective tissue. A cup of fresh pineapple will give you nearly 75% of the recommended daily amount. It is particularly helpful to older adults, whose bones tend to become brittle with age.
Bromelain, aprotecclytic enzyme, is the key to pineapples value. Proteolytic means " breaks down protein", which is why pineapple is known to be I digestive aid. It helps the body digest proteins more efficiently.
Bromelain is also considered an effective anti-inflammatory. Regular ingestion of at least 1/2 cup of fresh pineapple daily is reported to relieve painful joints , and osteoarthritis. It also produces mild pain relief. In Germany, bromelain is approved as a post-injury medication because it is thought to reduce inflammation and swelling.
Orange juice is a popular liquid for those suffering from a cold because it is high in vitamin C. Fresh pineapple is not only high in this vitamin, but because of the bromelain, it has the ability to reduce mucus in the throat. If you have a cold with a productive cough, add pineapple to your diet. It is commonly used in Europe as a post operative measure to cut mucus after certain sinus and throat operations. Those individuals who eat fresh pineapple daily report fewer sinus problems related to allergies. In and of itself, pineapple has a very low risk for allergies.
Pineapple is also known to discourage blood clot development. This makes it a valuable dietary addition for frequent flyers and others who may be at risk for blood clots. An old folk remedy for morning sickness is fresh pineapple juice. It really works! Fresh juice and some nuts 1st thing in the morning often make a difference. It's all so good for a healthier mouth. The fresh juice discourages plaque growth.