by Minas Chrysopoulo
When you think of a pineapple, you may often associate it with tropical locations and warm, sunny weather. It is also one of the most popular tropical fruits in the world not only are they juicy and delicious, but because they are also nutritious and healthy. Not only should pineapple be a regular part of your diet for health reasons, you should be including it to optimize your nutrition for better scar healing. Here are 3 of the main benefits to eating pineapple:
Pineapple is loaded with healthy vitamins and minerals. This fruit is low-fat, low cholesterol and packed with vitamins A and C, fiber, phosphorus, calcium and potassium. These vitamins and minerals helps keeps gums healthy, strengthen bones, promotes a healthy immune system and improves digestion. And as you know, Vitamin C is necessary for proper collagen production at the wound site and a deficiency of Vitamin A can critically slow down the healing of wounds and other injuries.
Pineapple is a great food for those who are looking to lose weight. Pineapple is filling because it high in water content. It also is a nutritious low-fat, low-calorie alternative to high calorie, high sugar and high fat snacks such as potato chips, breads and candy. Pineapple makes a great in-between meal snack or supplement to any meal.
Pineapple aids in decreasing inflammation. Pineapple contains bromelain, which has anti-clotting and anti-inflammatory properties, which is especially important with new marks. Other than its high versatility, high nutritional content, affordability and many health benefits, pineapple is easy to serve and makes for a great on-the-go-snack. Do you have a question about your scar? Leave us a comment and we’ll be happy to answer.
by Minas Chrysopoulo
The healing process is complicated. The use of Vitamin C, however, may simplify it for those wishing to restore skin’s appearance. Adding this nutrient to a daily diet can diminish the look of scars and rejuvenate tissue.
What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C (known also as ascorbic acid) is an oxidized vitamer. It’s found naturally in many fruits and vegetables and can easily be consumed. This is due to its solubility, which allows it to quickly digest within the body. Read More: Vitamin C
What is Vitamin C’s Effect on Scars?
Vitamin C proves crucial to scar healing. It promotes collagen production, which allows damaged tissue to be reshaped. It also delivers powerful immune support, increasing the body’s natural enzyme responses and battling inflammation. This reduces overall irritation, allowing pigmentation to improve and skin texture to soften.
Which Fruits Contain the Most Vitamin C?
Vitamin C dissolves in water. Therefore, it does not linger in the bloodstream for extended periods. Daily supplementation is needed to ensure proper absorption and healing. Because of this, individuals are encouraged to consume fruits rich in Vitamin C. These can include:
The cantaloupe melon is a polyphenolic fruit that is low in calories with high bursts of Vitamin C. The average melon contains approximately 200 mg. Since this exceeds the recommended daily dose of 90 mg. Only eat small pieces throughout the week to avoid consuming too much.
Papayas are single-stem plants that offer bold flavors and exceptional Vitamin C. A small fruit, which averages 150 grams, can contain up to 95 mg. This makes the fruit ideal for daily consumption.
The mango is a Drupe fruit, noted for its pulpy textures and sweet flavor. It’s also infused with Vitamin C, averaging over 120 mg per 336 gram mango. Multiple servings throughout the week prove highly beneficial.
The kiwifruit is deceptive, with its dull color hiding both a rich flavor and a strong Vitamin C concentration. A typical kiwi can yield over 60 mg. This makes it an ideal supplement for every day. Read More: Vitamin Rich Recipes
What About Oranges?
The orange ranks among the most popular fruit: both for its tangy taste and its, supposedly, high amount of Vitamin C. It’s often cited as the best option for those seeking to improve scar texture. The truth, however, is that this fruit does not offer the best concentration of Vitamin C. The average orange contains only 50 mg of nutrients. While this can certainly enhance the healing process, it shouldn’t serve as the only source of support. There are better options available.