The great health properties of these refreshing fruits are not yet widely known. From improving digestion to providing a wealth of vitamins and minerals. In addition, including them in our diet is very simple, juices, salads, desserts. These are just some of the options you have on hand.
Pineapple contains bromelain and papaya, papain. These substances help the body digest proteins faster and better, which translates into a lighter digestion, especially if they are eaten as dessert after heavy meals, such as those we sometimes do at Christmas.
Help control weight
They are two of the fruits that contribute the least calories, since a good part of their composition is water. Thus, by stimulating the kidney, both have a diuretic effect and are excellent for relieving fluid retention. Its fiber has satiating action, which helps control appetite.
They facilitate intestinal transit
In the case of pineapple, its mild laxative effect is due to its high fiber content. In papaya, especially the ripe seeds work in this way, which have a peppery flavor and can be added to meals.
By fighting constipation, at the same time, these fruits help to cleanse the digestive system of harmful microorganisms. And it will bring you general well-being.
Nutritious in abundance
Both pineapple and papaya are rich above all in vitamin C, so taking them throughout the winter is a shield against colds and other infectious diseases. Also both fruits contain good amounts of other essential vitamins (A, B, D).
In external application, these fruits also "feed" the skin, as they contain alphahydroxy acids, substances with regenerating and exfoliating action. Apply them in masks of crushed fruit mixed with a natural yogurt.