Pineapples are one of the most popular fruits in the world and it is great that they are available all year round. They have exceptional juiciness and a vibrant tropical flavor that balances the tastes of sweet and tart but most importantly, they are healthy and nutritious. Below are more reasons to love the pineapple fruit.
#They build and maintain strong bones
Pineapples contain manganese which is a trace mineral your body needs to build bones and connective tissues.
#They are packed with Minerals and Vitamins
Pineapples are packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, Calcium, potassium and phosphorus. They are also rich in fiber and low in fat and cholesterol which promote good health.
#They help maintain gum health
Eating pineapples daily helps strengthen your gums which in turn will help keep your teeth healthy and strong.
#They help alleviate Arthritis
Pineapples have anti-inflammatory properties which can ease the pain of arthritis while at the same time strengthen bones.
#They help lower the risk of Macular Degeneration
Macular degeneration is the primary cause of vision loss in adults. Including pineapples in your diet can lower the risk of this disease by about 36%.
#They Improve digestion
Pineapples contain Bromelain which has protein digesting properties that keep the digestive tract healthy. They also neutralize fluids in the body to ensure they are not too acidic. They also help regulate secretions in the pancreas to aid in digestion.
#They help prevent coughs and colds
Pineapples are rich in Vitamin C which gives them the ability to fight viruses that cause colds. Eating pineapples combined with the right medication for your sickness can help you recover more quickly.
Nutrients in pineapple per cup
Vitamin c 131.4%
Calories (82) 4%medium