Pineapple juice. It’s a staple of tropical mixed drinks, but have you ever enjoyed a tall glass of pineapple juice the way you might drink down a glass of orange juice? There are several reasons why you might want to consider adding this delicious beverage to your breakfast routine or even just have a glass now and then. If that’s not your style, then mixing up pineapple juice with other ingredients found at your local retailers thanks to Columbia Distributing, the Northwest’s premier beverage distributor, is a good start. Here’s a look at the many pineapple juice benefits you can start enjoying today.
Pineapple Juice is Packed with Nutrients and Antioxidants
Pineapple juice is a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals. It’s rich in manganese, copper, vitamin B6, and vitamin C – all essential for maintaining your good health. It’s also rich with antioxidants, which can help your body handle the stressors in daily life, like poor diet and pollution, which can cause cellular changes that may lead to cancer.
Pineapple Juice May Suppress Inflammation and Boost your Immune System
Pineapple juice is well-known for being packed with a group of enzymes called bromelain. This potentially powerful group of enzymes has been linked to reduced inflammation, boosted immunity, and a variety of other health benefits. Its inflammation-reducing ability may help with sinusitis, as well as the pain associated with arthritis and the swelling associated with surgery. Because of the risk of increased bleeding, however, you should avoid drinking pineapple juice or taking bromelain supplements before undergoing surgery.
Pineapple Juice May Be Good for Your Heart and Digestion
Preliminary research on animals suggests that bromelain may be beneficial for your heart by lowering blood pressure and preventing the formation of blood clots. In fact, bromelain may increase the absorption of medications for people taking blood thinners and antibiotics.
Early studies also suggest the bromelain in pineapple juice may help with digestion, protect against diarrhea-causing bacteria, and reduce inflammation in people who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and ulcerative colitis.
Enjoy a Delicious Glass of Pineapple Juice
Did we mention that pineapple juice benefits may also include the prevention of osteoporosis thanks to its high levels of vitamin C or the reduced risk of cancer thanks to all that bromelain? The list of potential benefits goes on and on.
Aside from all of these health benefits, pineapple juice is pretty tasty on its own or mixed into your favorite tropical beverage. Gather up your ingredients today and make a delicious cocktail with the brands from Columbia Distributing that are carried at your local retailers in Oregon, Washington, and California. To learn more about our vast selection of beverages, contact us today.