O ananas is a member of the Bromeliaceae family, a large and diverse family with about 2000 species.
Pineapple is native to dry forests or thorny scrub vegetation regions of South America, although its exact origin is debatable.
Rich in Nutrients - Pineapple is especially rich in vitamin C, potassium and magnesium; it also has essential properties for strengthening the immune system and for a healthy development of the body.
On the other hand, magnesium helps maintain metabolism efficiency. Among the elements of pineapple, vitamins A and K, phosphorus, zinc, calcium and thiamine stand out, a form of vitamin B that is essential for energy production.
Antioxidants Source - Pineapple provides the body with antioxidants such as flavonoids and phenolic acids, molecules that help fight oxidation.
Its action protects the body from the presence of free radicals and reduces their negative influence on the immune system, thus helping to prevent inflammation or even some chronic problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and some types of cancer.
Anti Cancer Prevention - According to some studies, pineapple has properties that can help reduce the risk of certain cancers, in particular due to the action of bromelain.
The preventive effect results from the fact that the aforementioned enzyme stimulates the death of cancer cells and enhances the activity of white blood cells, known for their protective function in the body.