Pineapple & Mango
In this section of Seattle Organic Restaurants, I want to talk about the health benefits of two great superfoods, pineapple and mango.
Pineapple: Pineapple has unique flavor and taste and is known for its juiciness and sweetness. Pineapple is full of nutrients, vitamins and minerals such as fiber, vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C and E, protein, zinc, phosphorous, manganese, calcium, sulfur, potassium and iron.
Pineapple is a great anti-inflammatory and can help to reduce swelling in conditions such as allergies, arthritis, sore throat and sinus. Pineapple also reduces the recovery time from surgeries, injuries and treats illnesses such as arteriosclerosis and anemia. Pineapple reduces the chances of blood clotting; the calcium in pineapple can help to build up healthy bones. Pineapple is a rich source of vitamin C reducing colds and periodontal diseases and can build up the body’s immune system. Pineapple is also rich in sulfur that can help to digest your food.
Mango: Mango is a very popular fruit with unique flavor and taste rich in nutrients, fiber, minerals, vitamins and antioxidant compounds. Mango is a rich source of vitamin A, B6, C and E, potassium, copper, manganese and zinc. Mango has been known for treating cancers such as breast, colon, prostate and leukemia. Vitamin A in mango improves healthy skin, mucus membrane, eye sight at night, dryness of the eyes and itching or burning eyes. Vitamin E in mango can lso boost sex driver. The potassium in mango can help with blood pressure and control the heart rate.
The high source of vitamin C in mango can boost the body's immune system against foreign invaders. Mango can also help with iron absorption. The copper in mango protects the red blood cells; mango peels are high in phytonutrients such as polyphenols and carotenoids. The live enzymes in mango can help with food digestion and preventing constipation, stomach inflammation, morning sickness and chronic dyspepsia.
Mango helps diabetes by normalizing the level of insulin in the blood and not increasing the level of blood sugar. Mango is also beneficial for anemia, menopause and pregnant women. Mango helps to boost memory in children who don’t have high concentration. Mango is a rich source of pectin and is great for preventing heart strokes and heat exhaustion in summer. Mango is really good for gaining weight; 100 grams of mango has 75 calories.