Pineapple is amongst the few fruits that are available throughout the year in the local markets. It is one of the most popular tropical fruits in the world. They are fresh, juicy and have a piquant taste. Besides being juicy and delicious, pineapples are extremely nutritious and healthy, and this is the reason that why pineapples are added to the diet regime of a healthy individual.
Today, I am going to tell you the health benefits of pineapple along with few serving suggestions on how you can enjoy this juicy fruit. First, let’s start with the health benefits of the fruit:
#1- Loaded with Vitamins and Minerals
Pineapples are loaded with plethora of Vitamin A, C, calcium phosphorus and potassium. Besides, it is also rich in fibers and calories. It is extremely low in fat and promotes a total healthy living.
#2- Pineapple Prevents You from Cough and Cold
Pineapples can keep cough and cold at bay as they contain high quantities of vitamin C that can fight off viruses causing such diseases. Pineapples contain bromelain that can help you get rid of existing cough as it loosens mucus.
#3- Bone Strengthening
Besides curing cough and cold, pineapples can keep your bones real strong because of the fact that they contain high quantities of manganese, which is essentially required for your body to build strong bones and connective tissues. Even if you consume a bowl of pineapple, you take in 73 percent of manganese required by your body.
#4- Gums Get Healthier
Gums are foundation of our teeth, and if gums are weak or not in a proper condition, teeth will eventually fall out. Eating pineapples will keep gum related problems at bay and also will keep your teeth healthy and stronger.
#5- Lowers the Risk of Macular Degeneration
Macular Degeneration is an ailment where loss of vision occurs in adults as damage caused to retina, which affects the daily activities such as reading, recognizing faces and such. But a survey has proven that eating pineapples can lower the risk of macular degeneration by 36 percent because pineapples contain carotene that is a good for vision.
#6- Makes Arthritis Enduring for You
Since the fruit possesses anti-inflammatory properties, and strengthen your bones, this juicy and delicious fruit can make Arthritis pain enduring for you. Apart from Arthritis, it can endure the condition of Carpral Tunnel Syndrome and Gout as well.
Pineapples contain high quantities of bromelain as I told you in the second benefit; it neutralizes fluids inside the body and ensures that they are not too acidic. It keeps your digestive track healthy as besides neutralizing acidic fluids, bromelain also has protein digesting properties.
After reading so many of health benefits of pineapple, don’t you think that you should also include this healthy, juicy, and delectable fruit into your diet regime? I know that you will surely include it, and that’s why I am suggesting you few serving suggestions on how you can consume juicy pineapples.
Serving Suggestions for Pineapples:
- Take bowl and spread lettuce leaves as base. Now mix diced pineapples, grated ginger and shrimp together. Toss a little olive oil over the mix and your healthy salad is ready instantly.
- You can also make salsa by mixing diced pineapples and chili peppers, and grind it to make salsa dip, to enjoy with fish or other evening snacks.
- Spray a little maple syrup over diced pineapples and serve as it is with yogurt.
- For making an excellent side dish to chicken, take chopped pineapple and mix it with chopped cashews and grated fennel.
- Pineapple also serves as an excellent addition to fruit salads that contain other tropical fruits such as mango, papaya, etc.
These were some yummy serving suggestions for pineapples. I strongly recommend you to try them once in your kitchen, and am sure once you’ll try, you won’t be stopping ever.
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