PINEAPPLE IS BETTER FOR YOU THAN YOU REALIZE
Pineapple is loaded with essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and other helpful compounds. It also has anti-inflammatory and immune-supporting properties. That’s because the fruit, juice, peel and stem contain bromelain, a type of enzyme.
Among its multiple uses, bromelain’s therapeutic benefits include:
Boosts the immune system
May Improve Eye Health
Helps Fight Sinus Infections
Can Help With Weight Loss
Helps Muscle Recovery after Exercise
May Help Heal Skin
Can Fight Asthma and Allergies
Can Reduce Joint Pain and Arthritis Symptoms
Helps With Digestive Disorders
Helps Protect the Heart
Goodness! Based on what I’ve been reading, we should be drinking a glass of pineapple juice with our breakfast in the morning instead of orange juice.
Pineapple is widely considered safe, though a small percentage of people may have an allergy to it or to bromelain. People who have diabetes or who take blood thinners should be mindful of portion sizes when eating pineapple. Another thing to be aware of is that the bromelain in pineapple may increase the absorption of certain antibiotics.
Leave a comment with your favorite way to enjoy pineapple! Is it cottage cheese with pineapple, smoothies, Hawaiian pizza, pineapple upside down cake, pineapple cucumber salad, pineapple coleslaw … or something else?