Pineapple Juice: A Refreshing Ayurvedic Elixir for a Healthier You
Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of medicine, has long promoted the health benefits of pineapple. This tropical fruit, bursting with natural enzymes, vitamins, and minerals, offers many perks for your body.
Bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapple, helps break down proteins and complex carbohydrates, helping nutrient absorption. This makes pineapple juice a great choice for those experiencing sluggish digestion or constipation.
Pineapple is a vitamin C powerhouse, a powerful antioxidant that strengthens your immune system. Vitamin C boosts the production of white blood cells, your body’s primary defense against infections. Plus, pineapple’s high vitamin C content helps produce collagen, essential for healthy skin and connective tissues.
Ayurvedic Pineapple Juice Recipe
To reap the full benefits of pineapple, try this simple Ayurvedic juice recipe:
- 1 cup fresh, ripe organic pineapple
- ½ tsp fresh black pepper
- 1 tsp organic honey
- A pinch of salt
- Toss all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Enjoy the fresh pineapple juice right away.
Aparna K. BAMS, MD, PhD
Aparna is one of the few specialists worldwide with a PhD in Ayurveda. Born into an Ayurvedic family which operates a traditional Ayurvedic Panchakarma hospital in Kerala, India, she grew up observing her father, the renowned Dr Padmanabhan.