The pineapple is know as one of the healthiest fruits in nature and this is why it offers so many benefits. Without a doubt, I found this to be one of the most refreshing fruits, whether you drink it in a smoothie or by itself, it is simply delicious. Besides being so tasty, the pineapple also provide us with other very important benefits for your body and your health. Off course, there is no need to abuse, remember that nothing is good in excess, but I am sure these benefits will make you want to make it permanent on your diet!

What´s in it?

To begin, it is important to know what is inside the pineapple. The pineapple contains fiber, bromelain, manganese, copper and vitamin C. As we know, it has a really sweet taste, but believe it or not, a cup of pineapple only contains 82 calories! Better yet, it is low in sodium, and is free of cholesterol and fat.

But be careful! The pineapple that is good for you is the fresh one. If you eat the one from the can or in jam, this will not have the same benefits, it might even contain more calories because of the syrup on them.

ITS BENEFITS

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#1 It helps your inmune system 

The pineapple contains the 100% of the recommended vitamin C in wmen and the 88% in men. Nothing protects the inmune system better than the vitamin C, and since it is in the pineapple it means that every time we eating we are protecting ourselves. . Vitamin C also happens to be an antioxidant, which protects health by destroying free radicals that damage our bodies causing aging and diseases.

#2 Stronger bones

Pineapple contains almost 75% of manganese needed by the body, which is very important for strong bones. This will help greatly when we get older and our bones get weaker.

#3 A better digestionpiña

As mentioned above, pineapple contains bromelain, bromelain is a digestive enzyme that is extracted from the stem and raw pineapple and improves digestion because one of  its benefits is that it breaks down proteins, which helps its digestion.

#4 Anti-inflammatory

Here bromelain is also involved, as it has anti-inflammatory properties that help against pain and inflammation of joints.

#5  Reduction of blood clots

If you are a frequent traveler or you have to remain long time seatedm the pineaple is the perfect fruit to have it on your purse as a snack. This is because bromelain improves circulation, so it will help reduce the blood clots when you are traveling or remain seated for long.

#6 Against Flu and Cough

If you are sick, and you are coughing non stop, maybe some pineapple pieces will help you to reduce the simptons and the mucus  that forms in the throat. It is also said that for the people who has allergies, if you eat a bit of pineapple regularly it will eventually help to reduce it.

 

 

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If you drink a glass of 8 ounces of pineapple juice, it contains:

75% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C
20% of the recommended daily allowance of potassium
20% of the recommended daily amount of thiamine
12% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin B6

 

Now that you know that you are not only drinking something delicious but also healthy, I am sure you are gonna crave it even more! 🙂

 

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