2. Beat Disease with Antioxidants
Antioxidants help the body stave off oxidative stress caused by free radicals that bounce around and damage healthy cells. This process is linked to chronic inflammation, a weak immune system, and several dangerous diseases. Antioxidants are able to bond with free radicals and neutralize them.
Pineapples are especially high in the antioxidant group called flavonoids, of which there are 6,000 subtypes. Many of the antioxidants in pineapple are “bound,” which allows them to survive almost anywhere in the body and deliver long lasting effects.
A diet rich in antioxidants reduces the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer.