Pineapple is a great delicious tropical fruit, plus it offers significant health benefits. Pineapple is a great source of vitamin C, B vitamins, fiber, and minerals like manganese,” says Julie Andrews, RDN, a chef based in Appleton, Wisconsin.
Pineapple has so many ways for you to enjoy it. You can snack pieces, like a bite size snack, you can also grill slices and serve it as a tasty side dish, or you can make an incredible smoothie. It really does not matter how you prefer to eat it, what is really important is you incorporating this yellow fruit into your diet if you have not.
Want more reasons? Here are some:
It is rich in vitamin C: Vitamin C is important because it encourages growth and healing around the body and plays a role in everything from wound repair to iron absorption.
Helps with weight loss: There is not a whole lot of evidence to back up this claim, but it’s a great snack for your metabolism, because it is low in calories (compared to other fruits). Also it is high in important vitamins and minerals, and does not include saturated fats or trans fats.
May aid your digestion: Pineapple contains bromelain, which can reduce inflammation and nasal swelling, and also in the healing of wounds and burns.
A study published in Biotechnology Research International found that the bromelain in pineapple may help reduce the effects of diarrhea.
Promotes healthy bones: The manganese in pineapple along with calcium is essential for maintaining strong bones. Pineapple is one of the top food sources of the mineral.
Has Cancer-Fighting Properties: Cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the body multiply and take over the healthy tissue, according to the Mayo Clinic. While there’s no guaranteed way to prevent cancer, experts suggest eating a healthy diet — ideally one that’s high in antioxidants, which you can source through pineapple, to help fight off free radicals.
Fits in an Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Too much inflammation can lead to many diseases, including diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. Thankfully, a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods, such as pineapple, can help reduce the amount of inflammation in the body.