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Pineapple and its health benefits

Pineapple stores many compounds, minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.

1. Its flesh contains no saturated fats or cholesterol; however, it is rich source of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber like pectin.

2. Studies have shown that consumption of pineapple regularly helps fight against arthritis, indigestion and worm infestation.

3. Pineapple consists of 80% of vitamin C. Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body protect from scurvy; develop resistance against infectious agents (boosts immunity) and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.

4. It also contains vitamin A and beta-carotene levels. Vitamin A is required maintaining healthy mucus membranes, skin and essential for vision. 

5. It also contains Potassium, magnesium or copper. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids, helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Copper is a helpful cofactor for red blood cell synthesis. Manganese is a co-factor for the enzyme superoxide dismutase, which is a very powerful free radical scavenger.

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  1. Two main textbooks of Ayurvedic Medicine, titled the Caraka Samhita and the Sushruta Samhita describe the eight branches of this alternative form of medicine and cover the followings: Internal medicine, surgery, treatment of head and neck disease, gynecology and pediatrics, toxicology, psychiatry, elder rejuvenation and sexual vitality.

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