Friday, December 26, 2008

Pineapple : Perfect Juice









We are actually very fortunate to be able to savour nutritious tropical fruits without hurting our pockets. Local fruits immediately come to mind are of course the King of fruits, the durian. Then we have mangosteen, rambutan, duku langsat, watermelon, coconut, banana, papaya, mango, guava, and dragon fruit. Have I left out something? Yes, the pineapple.

If you are my regular reader, you would know that I take fresh juices everyday, prepared by myself. Initially, I did not include pineapple because from my past experience, I always had bowel problem after taking it. Then one day I decided to try again by adding a slice of pineapple in my fruit juice concoction. Two things I noticed: it had a lot of juice and it tasted, most delicious!!

And an added bonus!! No problem with my bowel. Don't ask me why or "how come"? I don't know. The only thing I know is that it's great to add pineapple in my juice preparation.

Then one day while typing on the keyboard, I noticed a different appearance in the skin texture of my lower arms. I couldn't believe my eyes! The skin of my lower arms has been blemished with little black spots ; a sign of ageing, for years! They didn't bother me for I knew it was due to the process of ageing. But this time it was a surprise!! The little black spots have disappeared!! Now you can ask me why or "how come"?

I attribute this to the pineapple juice! So I like to share with you some information on the pineapple. I shall not go into detail on the medicinal values of the pineapple, but will "copy and paste" the more relevant info for your easy reference. If you wish to go into detail, just click on the link provided.

Here it goes:

From The World's Healthiest Foods :

Pineapples are a composite of many flowers whose individual fruitlets fuse together around a central core. Each fruitlet can be identified by an "eye," the rough spiny marking on the pineapple's surface. Pineapples have a wide cylindrical shape, a scaly green, brown or yellow skin and a regal crown of spiny, blue-green leaves and fibrous yellow flesh. The area closer to the base of the fruit has more sugar content and therefore a sweeter taste and more tender texture


From Wikipedia :

Pineapple is a good source of manganese (91 %DV in a 1 cup serving), as well as containing significant amounts of Vitamin C (94 %DV in a 1 cup serving) and Vitamin B1 (8 %DV in a 1 cup serving).[6]

From Ezine Articles :

Pineapple helps you strengthen your bones. The fruit is a rich source of manganese, which is required by your body to strengthen bones and tissues. If you have just one cup of pineapple everyday, you can fulfill 73% of your body's requirement for this mineral.

From Philippine Herbal Medicine :

Pineapple contains micro-nutrients that experts believe protects against cancer and this micro-nutrients also break up blood clots and is beneficial to the heart. The ripe pineapple has diuretic properties. Pineapple juices also kills intestinal worms. It also relieves intestinal disorders and soothes the bile. Pineapple juice contains chemicals that stimulates the kidneys and aids in removing toxic elements in the body.
Pineapple contains a mixture of enzymes called bromelain. Bromelain blocks the production of kinins that form when there is inflammation. Test have shown that this blocking property of Bromelain in pineapple helps reduce swelling brought about by arthritis, gout, sore throat and acute sinusitis. This also helps accelerate the healing of wounds due to injury or surgery. To help reduce inflammation, eat pineapple in between meals. If eaten during or after meals, the enzymes will be utilized for digesting food.

From Oohoi.com :

While many people often take extra vitamin C or drink extra orange juice when they have a cold, few consider eating pineapple. The benefits of pineapple when you have a cold or cough are the same as the benefits of orange juice, but there is an additional benefit of pineapple. Bromelain, which is found in pineapples, has been found to help suppress coughs and loosen mucus.

From OneIndia :


Due to its high vitamin C content, pineapples are good for your oral health as well. Vitamin C can reduce your risk of gingivitis and periodontal disease. Vitamin C also increases the body's ability to fight invading bacteria and other toxins that contribute to gum disease


Pineapple has been thought good for heart conditions and indeed should not be used by people with haemophilia or by those with diseases of the kidneys and liver. This is because it seems to reduce the time taken to coagulate the blood - which is why it can be useful for heart patients.

Pineapple could be useful for women suffering from painful periods. Choose ripe fruits of good colour for pineapples do not become sweeter on storage if they are picked green. This is because the starch in the stem is taken up into the fruit and converted to sugar only at the final stage of ripening.

Pineapple has been shown to be important in maintaining good eye health and helping to protect against age-related eye problems. There are even some beneficial molecules hidden in the stems of pineapples. These molecules have been seen to act as a defense against certain types of cancer.

Pinapples are used to help cure bronquitis and throat infections. It is efficient in the treatment of arterioscleroses and anaemia.


What about this gem to be happy? (also from OneIndia) :

Pineapple is an excellent cerebral toner; it combats loss of memory, sadness and melancholy.

Don't say I didn't tell you; but I am no doctor. So think for yourself!

Have a pineapple day!!


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31 comments:

Li Li said...

Justin,

Great posting about Pineapples : Perfect Juice.

That's why I love to read your blog. Wow, our tiny spots on our skin can disappear by drinking more pineapple juices :-)

I am also glad that you allow us to chat on your forum. It is very good to read & share the different point of view of everyone.

Li Li said...

I have also clicked on the Lim Kit Siang's blog and there was an appeal by 220 unemployed doctors.

I believe that Dr Kartik & Dr Chia have written the letter out of frustrations.

Personally, I have a neighbour here that passed out from UM & working as a GP doctor in a General Hospital. He tried applying for the Master's specialist course for years and every year, his application was unsuccessful. I just want to let you know that this guy scored 5A in STPM and was on the Dean's List as an undergraduate - for 3 years.

So, why was his application for Master's course unsuccessful for many years.

I just want to share the above true story and I believe the Ministry of Health has to do something to help those unemployed 220 unscheduled doctors.

monsterball said...

And to young girls found they miss their period...eat pineapple...as much as you can..cheapest way to get rid of possible sign of pregnancy.
With love...from..Dr.Monsterball....hahahahahahaha

monsterball said...

To loosen bowels..best is papaya..and orange.
Eat orange with the fibres....not just the juice!!
For committing sucide...eat..till you drop dead!!..........hahahahahahaha
For great happiness...smoke a cigar with wine and coffee.
This...Romerz and me know best..don't we..Romerz??

monsterball said...

Can anyine tell me..why today is call..."boxing day"...just one day..after Christmas day?
You mean....one day holy holy...next day....go kill yourself ah?

Justin Choo said...

Monsterball,


You can be arrested under ISA for instigating unhealthy past-times like smoking and drinking, and encouraging others to kill themselves?:
"For committing suicide...eat..till you drop dead!!"

Justin Choo said...

Li Li,
So now you can eat more pineapple, or better still drink its juice.

monsterball said...

Best pineapple...Sarawak pineapple!
Small juicy and terribly sweet with great aroma.
Pekan Nanas...famous pineapple kampong...but I heard all are bought up by Yeo Hup Seng for their famous and infact....first canned pineapple from Malaysia.
I suspect the sweet is actual added sugar!..but they are exporting canned pineapple. Brovo YEO!!

Justin Choo said...

Li Li,

As for your DR neighbour, you need to change the political scenario to change anything else.

You know what I mean.

monsterball said...

Get arrested?
Me...monsterball...the ever loving kind hearted commentator from Malaysia?
But if they ca arrest RPK for nothing...no surprise la.
Anything OK for me.
Got to go...got to go.
Not to ISA!! No way.

Justin Choo said...

Monsterball,

My favourite variety is the one that is the cheapest!!

monsterball said...

Commonsense tells you...to eat just enough......but so many greedy fells eat till they drop dead.
So dead already..how to find out...commit sucide or greedy?
Can the dead talk?
But monsterball can 'communicate' with some la.
Sixth sense....moon child..don't play play a fool. Can read characters like hell.

monsterball said...

Mine.. cost nothing. I grow them at my garden........just kidding!!
But I do have a healthy great star fruit tree at my garden....and star fruit is best to bring down high blood pressure.
But my stupid tree fruits..NEVER sweet at all!!
So I let them rot and drop......but my soul maid do mix up with sugar water and make me drink from time to time.
No aroma..stomach bulging up with full of air..due to sugar and milk...I take.
Coffee must be with "teapot" milk...six large cups per day...at least.
Not easy to drop dead...if your sufferings is not enough....so said all the Gods in the world.

monsterball said...

hi....I am also talking eat till they drop dead...cannot bring one sen...for those greedy eaters.
GREED is the WORD.

monsterball said...

Justin!!...I am F..ed left and right at Rockybru's blog by pro UMNO idiots.
Somebody has to do the dirty job...why me??
But Rocky call me.."my dear monsterball"...showing what a professional political blogger he is.
Sad sad sad...THE Doctor is so sensitive.
I am also F..ing "someone" at Lim Kit Siang's blog.
This two timer...I have enough of him..great instigator..thick skinned chinese racialist..with chee pai mouth to talk sweet talks...next moment..instigate again.

Justin Choo said...

Monsterball,

There was a report circulating that star fruit contains certain elements that may cause death. I received an email about this but couldn't find it now. So be careful.

As for your "battles" against other cyber troopers, I wonder whether it's worth your while to be so vocal all the time. People may begin to form ideas about you, whether true or not, that you may be some agent. Just take a rest, and have some relaxed conversation here in my blog. It's no good to fight battle all the time. just a friendly comment. Hope you don't get offended.

monsterball said...

I always come back here to relax.
I am confronting them without fear...to make sure...all their scheming tactics..do not work..to confuse youngsters.
Every ounce of my strength is devoted to change of government....and thousands of messages written for or against...OK....easy to battle those kind....like in Rockybru's blog... but those schemers are the snakes...mostly Chinese....can change characters....colour.
This is the kind...some are in Lim Kit Siang's blog..and obviously at Doc's blog..but Doc...is something else..I don't want to talk more.
And yes..you are right...I will need to take a rest..and talk fruits...weather...everything and anything..out of dirty politics.
I am anxious to know.how the Terengganu voters going to vote.
That will be my sign to slow down or go all out.

monsterball said...

Star fruit cause death??
WOW..That's news to me.

cilipadi said...

It is clear now who is this 'someone'.

siapa makan cili, dia rasa pedas.

Justin Choo said...

Monsterball,
I found the email on star fruits. Here it is:

Star Fruit Can Kill
>

> This fruit can end your life!
>
> This is not an April Fool Joke. But a stern reminder to all my readers.
> We were advised to have a few servings of fruits a day in order to rep
> the benefits of fruits right? But obviously this is one big no-no fruit
> to be excluded from your fruity feast!
>
> In Shenzen, more than 10 people who consumes the star fruit had died.
> And now a 66-year-old, Malaysian who has been suffering from kidney
> ailment fell into coma after eating the start fruits. Yes, all it takes
> is one fruit or 100ml of its juice and the ordinarily harmless star
> fruit transforms poison in a matter of hours for kidney patients. So
> does this mean, people without kidney problems should be fine with star
> fruit! My take: Not at all! Prevention is better right?
>
> Universiti Malaya Medical Centre consultant nephrologist said that star
> fruits contain a neurotoxin which is not present in other fruits. It
> affects the brain and nerves. In healthy persons, the kidneys
filter
> it out. But for those with kidney problems, this potent toxin cannot be
> removed and will worsen the consumers' conditions.
>
> The symptoms of start fruit poisoning include:
> ~Hiccups
> ~Numbness and weakness
> ~Feeling confused
> ~Agitation
> ~Epileptic fist
>
> The risk of death is high if you are having kidney ailments! But healthy
> individuals should beware of this fruit's potential toxin too.
> It could also cripple your vitality if you are not lucky. So don't take
> it for granted. It's better to avoid them. Please pass this news to
> others.
>
> So be warned. If you have kidney impairment, DO NOT consume Starfruit or
> Starfruit juice.

monsterball said...

Do you believe in that star fruit message?
Anyway...I am not crazy about star fruit juice at all for years.
What is this about me....being an 'agent'?
My writing must be special and unique...no?
If I am an agent...I am a self appointed agent..answer to no one...to support the change of government in my own small way..and to challenge schemers..two timers...that may poison minds...making up to go against UMNO and BN..trying to confuse them...to pull them back to so call...travel the middle road kind of character.
These so call middle road people...are unreliable voters.
These people...mostly educated Chinese...are MCA and Gerakan supporters...supporting UMNO to be their task master....and submit to be second class citizens.
Though vigorously fighting for Chinese rights...this or that..these are the people...that strengthen UMNO race and religion dirty politics.
I have said this many many times.
I am free and will fight for change of government...which only recently.....one can see..it is going to happen.
And before I am gone...nice to hear everyone Call themselves Malaysians under different government.
I cannot change or fight them all..but I certainly can avoid mixing with these two timers..totally selfish cunning blokes.
Yes..even Doc said he suspects I am some sort of an agent.
Agent of what??
Just because I do not agree with him ...is someone's agent?

monsterball said...

10 people out of 1.2 billion died eating star fruits in China?
Why...any fruit tree can be a poisonous fruit tree..if one cultivate it to be so.
Inject some sort of poison into a durain tree...and see what happen.
Poison to humans may not be poison to plants or fruit trees.
Maybe that farmer in China had very bad diarrhoea and he pour shit with his urine as fertizers to that plant?

bow said...

I can understand why few in doctor blog called monsterball as agent of foreign country trying to disunite Malaysia's racist political party playing racist politic for all Malaysians. So long as one disagree with these self serving politicians and members of BN component parties, one right will be denied by them, it is the nature of self righteous politicians in Malaysia since independence.

It is always a extremely hard battle to fight for the rights of all Malaysians as we have substantial number of powerful racists holding position of power in the country that will never allow that to happen to threaten their special rights and position.

bow said...

After the 12th election, majority of non-bumi.(third class) citizens already reject Gerakan and wake up to the reality of their screw up state in Penang, i can understand the anger their members had on monsterball at time like this where he continues to expose their supporting role of master racist policy toward the marginalized group of citizens.

bow said...

Chinese eunuchs in MCA n Gerakan are in constant dynamic mode to disguise as Malaysian to fool us all, so long as our country go down with master racist policy, they will not be mind getting called traitors of Malaysia and indeed very pound of being classified as such.

After so many years living here, they can not fool me anymore,except the younger generation of Malaysian.

monsterball said...

Thanks Bow.
I am inspired to continue my mission..to expose them without fear nor favour.
Your understanding have made my life more meaningful...which is my happiness all the time.
I agree with you...they are constantly trying to fool the young generation...with their diplomacy....with their..so call cultured refine way..of persuasions...to lure them to vote UMNO and BN again.
For decades..I notice the smart Chinese..sitting on the fence ...supporting MCA and Gerakan are the main contributors by these low class people..to disunite Malysians.
Yes...the end of the tunnel...is there for all to see...after the 12th election.
Now these smart chinese are talking third force..how to agree to disagree...never ceased to be shameful at all...surrendering their rights to UMNO.
Mahathir gave his blessing to continue race and religion politics...to continue..but first...he made sure..all are rich and wealthy....then.. separate us..when time is right to unite us all...yet these so call ..champions of Chinese and Indians stoop so low...to declare others are second class citizen...indeed.
Money can always buy these dogs to wag their tails and perform circus acts for UMNO.
Yes...glad the third class citizen woke up and voted against UMNO.
As I write...I have few Chinese commentators names that I despised ...scheming and wearing a two face mask...with no shame at all.
Thanks again Bow.
Have a nice weekend.

bow said...

Monsterball, Penangites already woken up to reality and managed to see the double faces of these Chinese eunuchs first hand, even though it is late but better than never, obviously your message gotten through some of them already, you can rest peacefully ever since then.

Hope you have a happy and successful new year, Monsterball!!

monsterball said...

Thanks Bow.
May you and your family have a healthy and peaceful 2009!
Wealth...we all need to work for that.
But wealth without health is worthless.
I will not rest until next election.
So many years...few more to try and win more votes for change of government....is my little contribution...when I can say to myself..."jolly good job. Well done"
Not yet...these Chinese two timers are still active with their charades.

monsterball said...

It's the young generation..I am most concern about.
There will be an additional 2 million young voters..next election.
These Chinese ..two timers must be exposed...must be responded whenever they try their sweet talking ..third force...don't rock the boat suggestions...agree to disagree....even bringing out chinese education subjects.....to test anti government responses.
Then talk Islamic laws....also to test anti government reactions.
So you see...not many can be the STARTER..or Frontliner. I have to start..and others follow to fire up all cylinders.
Now I am known as a agent provocateur.
That's OK. It really means...exposing them works!!

Li Li said...

Dear Justin,

Yeah. I also think we need a change in gomen soon - so that we have better opportunities.

Just for everyone's update. This good doctor have tried many years to apply for master's course and finally he got it.

He graduated his master's course as the best student. Now, we have one more specialist doctor in the government hospital & he is very dedicated to his job. If one needs surgery, he will schedule it asap. But if one do not need surgery, he takes the trouble to explain in great length and tell the expected symptoms that the patient needs to endure.

I sincerely hope that the current government should be kind hearted and sincere in their task to tackle the shortage of specialist in government hospital at this moment. Give the scholarship to the doctors that really deserve it. Why must the good candidate be made to apply for years before he is finally selected? If there are more deserving Malaysian born doctors who deserve scholarships and places in the master's course, the government should give out more grants rather than pay foreigners to be here.

Just my simple sharing.

BTW, I do appreciate with what Monsterball & RPK are doing.

Cilipadi is just a cyber trooper. No need to waste time on him.

monsterball said...

Thanks LiLi.
Each have his purpose in life.
RPK...is so special..no comparison...no one like him.
Yes...many lighting candles..praying for for Sheih...which I participated begged me not to respond to chilipadi.
They said he is a cyber trooper..focusing on me.
I never knew so many knows me..when I do not know them....until we meet face to face.
One begged me.."Please monsterball...help us!!"
I controlled my tears and replied..I will do my very best.
These are helpless...deprived...of a proper job...yet out they come..to lay down their lives for the country.
I will not go into details...that they are ever willing to die anytime ...for the country too.
Mahatma Gandhi is their inspirations to be cool and composed...with constant care and love from us.
Taking part in walks and gatherings...my old bones aches still OK!!
Thank God for that!!

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