Nutrition

Pineapple Passion

yours truly, Morgan

 

 

I am very passionate about pineapple. Not just because it is my favorite fruit and I think it tastes amazing, but because of all of the magnificent health benefits it provides. Pineapple contains vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin C, magnesium, thiamin, calcium, manganese and fiber. Pineapple helps to improve fertility, protect against heart disease, reduce inflammation, and even fight cancer.

 

One of the best elements of pineapple is an enzyme called bromelain. This enzyme breaks down complex proteins and reduces inflammation, which makes it a very good defense against arthritis.

 

Pineapples contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, so they can aid in many different forms of digestive problems. The beta-carotene in pineapple helps with vision. The manganese strengthens your bones, and the antioxidants fight free radicals.

 

The most commonly known benefit of pineapple is Vitamin C, but many people don’t actually know all that Vitamin C does. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that aids in cardiovascular health, boosts energy, and reduces stress. Vitamin C also reduces your risk of developing diabetes, asthma, heart disease and cancer. It also helps hair grow faster and skin age slower.

 

By now you should have no doubts about the importance of adding pineapple into your diet, but per usual, easier said than done, right? Not to worry, there are many different methods for getting pineapple into your system. Even if you don’t enjoy eating pineapple slices out of a can or a bowl like I do, there are other ways that you can obtain the fantastic nutritional benefits. You can infuse pineapple into your glass of water, or blend it into a smoothie. You can throw some pineapple into your cereal, or even get it on top of your pizza. You can also mix it into your yogurt or put it on top of some peanut butter toast (it’s good, try it). My point is, you don’t have to be a pineapple fiend to benefit from all of its many nutritional elements.

 
 

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