The idea that Pineapples can lend a hand at treating medical ailments has been around for centuries, but is there any truth behind it? In this article we are going to review a recent study that a team of microbiologists recently conducted on the effects that Pineapple has on treating a yeast infection. We will then talk about some of the health benefits that fresh Pineapple offers us. With holistic and all natural living beginning to rise among our population, we are constantly looking for new ways to utilize common plants as a way of treatment and prevention to all kinds of ailments. Pineapple is a particularly wise choice when choosing simple ways to integrate food into your healthy life style. It only takes two slices of Pineapple to provide half of your daily fruit requirement, but can it actually be used to treat something as bothersome as a yeast infection?
Two Microbiologists from the University Saints Malaysia set out to prove whether treatment of Candida is possible through the use of Pineapple. Over several hours they studied the growth of multiple types of yeast, one being the most common culprit of a yeast infection. During the study they fed the yeast and provided it with an optimal environment in which it could thrive. After the yeast had reached a certain growth rate, they introduced Pineapple matter into its environment. They found that Pineapple was able to quickly reduce a large amount of the sugars that Candida thrives on. Without the sugars present, the Candida was dormant, with no new growth. However, the Pineapple did not eliminate the presence of the yeast itself. It could only destroy the sugars that help to feed it.
Ultimately, the idea that you can get rid of your yeast infection through Pineapple consumption is FALSE. A benefit of eating or drinking Pineapple while a yeast infection is present is not without results. Pineapple can aid in stopping the yeast cells from rapidly multiplying. So if you are looking for ways to reduce your chances of a returning yeast infection, then Pineapple is a wonderful food to begin using every day. To reap the benefits of Pineapple, ingest between 1.5 and 2 cups for women and 2 cups for men. Try to ingest fresh juice as opposed to canned or bottled juices due to the fact that the containment process destroys the majority of the Pineapples Vitamin C content. Feel free to incorporate as much fresh cut Pineapple into your diet as you please, but keep in mind that some people have mild allergic reactions to eating fresh Pineapple due to its high enzyme count. If severe or persistent stomach cramping occurs, contact your doctor.
Pineapple is considered a “super food”, and while it will not treat your yeast infection, it does have countless other amazing health benefits. It is full of nourishing Vitamin C, which helps to protect your cells from toxins and environmental hazards such as cigarette smoke. The Manganese in Pineapple can help to flush out skin aging toxins and also helps in the production of collagen. Collagen production is essential to the bodies healing process when there has been any kind of injury. To keep collagen levels at a healthy number, men should consume 2.3 milligrams of Manganese daily, while women should consume around 1.8. Fresh Pineapple juice provides 1.3 milligrams of Manganese in a 4oz serving. Lastly Pineapple is packed full of Vitamin B6 which is essential to brain health. Vitamin B6 helps your brain to produce the chemical needed for nerve communication. It is also a large producer of Melatonin, Estrogen and Testosterone. A 4oz serving fresh Pineapple juice provides roughly 10 percent of your recommended daily intake. If you are having trouble incorporating fresh pineapple juice into your daily diet, try adding it to your favorite smoothie recipe. A great Vitamin packed smoothie you could try is fresh Pineapple and a hand full of spinach to make a treat full of Vitamin B6, A, and K! You could also add it to your favorite fish or chicken recipe’s as a topping or marinade.
While Pineapple is not a quick “FIX” for a yeast infection, it is certainly a beneficial fruit to add to your diet. A healthy, well balanced diet will help to keep your body running smoothly and can aid in achieving your optimal health!
Here is a recent case study Eric Bakker did which might answer further questions you have regarding fruits in your candida diet.