Pineapples provide an ample supply of vitamin C too, a commonly known antioxidant that protects the body from free radical damage and boosts the immune system. Vitamin C helps build and repeair bodily tissue and promotes wound healing. The body uses vitamin C to help metabolize fats and cholesterol, absorb iron, and synthesize amino acids and collagen.Collagen is one of primary building blocks of skin, cartilage and bones. BVitamin C also decreases the severity of colds and infections.

Furthermore, due to its high vitamin C content, pineapples are good to your oral health as well. A study conducted at the State University of New York at Buffalo found that vitamin C can reduce your risk of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Besides increasing the ability of connective tissue to repair itself, vitamin C also increases the body's ability to fight invading bacteria and other toxins that contribute to gum disease. Periodontal disease, has been linked to heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes.

Source:www.fwhc.org/health/pineapple.htm

 

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