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03-08-2012, 07:33 PM

One fruit which is available easily is Pineapple. Not expensive also. But it is not consumed much in South India.
Pineapple is a remarkable fruit.
Pineapple (Ananas comosus), a tropical fruit of the Bromeliaceae family. This fruit is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Dietary Fiber, Thiamin, Vitamin B6 and Copper, and a very very good source of Vitamin C and Manganese.
Bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme, is the key to pineapple's value. Proteolytic means "breaks down protein", which is why pineapple is known to be a digestive aid. It helps the body digest proteins more efficiently.
The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today.
Bromelain is a powerful enzyme considered to have effective anti-inflammatory properties.It produces mild pain relief. Regular intake of at least one half cup of fresh pineapple daily is claimed to relieve painful joints common to osteoarthritis and Gout. it is effective in reducing inflammation and swelling.
Pineapple is high in manganese, a mineral that is critical to development of strong bones and connective tissue. It is particularly helpful to older adults, whose bones tend to become brittle with age.
Pineapple juice is a natural diuretic.

A word of caution: A large portion of the calories in this food come from sugars.

03-08-2012, 07:41 PM
Thanks for the very useful and helpful information.
I hope your conclusion caution message indicates that Sugar patients should not take pineapple?! Is it?
Please clear it.

03-08-2012, 07:46 PM

I got it by searching net:


Pineapple is a tropical fruit that is an excellent source of several nutrients including manganese, vitamin C and bromelain, according to the George Mateljan Foundation. Manganese is a trace mineral that is involved with energy production and antioxidant activity. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that stimulates your immune system and protects your body from free radicals that can cause cancer and plaque buildup in the arteries. Bromelain is a complex mixture of substances that include protein-digesting enzymes that can reduce inflammation, blood coagulation and tumor growth. Yet for diabetics, eating pineapple can negatively impact blood sugar and should therefore be avoided. Pineapple has a glycemic index score of 66. If you are diabetic and choose to eat pineapple, you should consume a small portion along with other foods that have a low glycemic index.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/301400-what-fruits-should-diabetics-avoid/#ixzz22UijOksQ

03-08-2012, 08:19 PM

You have replied the query correctly. People who are diabetic should get the clearance from their Doctors before taking Pineapple Fruit in any form. Due to the presence of a rare a enzyme Bromelain, this fruit is recommended for people suffering from Gout attacks.