BENEFITS OF PINEAPPLE
Build Your Immune System with Some Tasty Pieces of Pineapple!
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|For a taste of the tropics, a popular choice is the tasty and nutritious pineapple. Whether you use it for your summer recipes or just a healthy treat, pineapple you don’t have to wait for your trip to Hawaii to enjoy it! The islands might be the top producer of this tasty fruit, but the whole world has discovered its many benefits. |
THE POWER OF PINEAPPLE
Do you know about all the health benefits of this super fruit? Pineapple can help with digestion, relieve a cold, and even improve your complexion. You know how important diet is for your skin and health, and pineapple is one fruit you won’t want to exclude from your weekly diet. You can sweeten it up with a touch of honey, or add it to a salad for a zing of flavor.
THE HEALTH PROPERTIES OF PINEAPPLE
Pineapple has many healthy properties too. One of its key ingredients make it a digestive aid; similar to papaya, pineapple is chock full of enzymes that can help break down food naturally. It’s best used in its natural state since cooking and processing the fruit can zap away its natural powers. Pineapple has earned its high ranks on the nutrition scale; it’s even been coined the King of Fruits!
THE BENEFITS OF PINEAPPLE
Helping build healthy bones
Soothing a sore throat
Helping with a cough or cold
Works as an anti-inflammatory agent
Can reduce blood clothing
- High in potassium and Vitamin C
- Good source of fiber and calcium
- Has natural digestive enzymes
- Natural anti-oxidants help build up your body's immue system
HOW TO PICK THE RIGHT PINEAPPLE
Even pineapple juice on its own can give you that boost of vitamin C. So how do you pick the right one? Pineapples should feel heavier than they look, so it’s a good idea to pick it up and examine it thoroughly. Your best choice should look and feel clean, and will not have any mold or dark spots on the skin. Look for one that smells good since this will indicate how mature it is. Pineapples do spoil fairly quickly, so don’t keep it longer than a day without wrapping it and putting it in the fridge. Remember you can still cut up and store fresh pieces in the freezer; it’s a great addition to a smoothie!
Article By: Sabah Karimi; Sabah Karimi enjoys writing articles on nutrition, fitness, style, and fashion for DivaVillage. When she’s not whipping up a pineapple smoothie, you’ll find her looking for recipes on healthy treats!