Sunday, November 16, 2014

Benefits of Pineapple


1. Antioxidant: Pineapples are a rich source of antioxidants. They fight against free radicals in the body, which will help protect you from diseases like heart disease, atherosclerosis, arthritis, and different cancers.

2. High in Vitamin C: Vit C helps boost your immune system. It enables you to fight off infections.

3. Good Source of Manganese: Manganese helps in strengthening bones and connective tissues.

4. Contains Beta-carotene: Beta Carotene aids in vision and helps prevent macular degeneration.

5. Contains Bromelain: Bromelain is a digestive enzyme which promotes digestion. It is also an anti imflammatory  enzyme and act to boost the power of Vit C.

6. Good Source of Fiber: Which aids in digestion.


Nutritional Breakdown of Pineapples

1 cup of fresh pineapple contain:
* 82 calories
* 0 grams of fat
* 0 grams of cholesterol
* 2 milligrams of sodium
* 22 grams of total carbohydrate 
* 16 grams of sugar
* 2.3 grams of fiber
* 1 gram of protein.
* provides 131% of your vitamin C daily needs 
* 2% of vitamin A needs
* 2% of calcium 
* 2% of iron.


When Eating Pineapple Isn't a Good Thing

1. For Athletes trying to build muscle: The enzyme bromelain breaks down proteins. This is bad  for any athlete or person wanting to gain or maintain muscle size and strength. Proteins are needed to help rebuild muscles after exercise. 

2. It can thin your blood. This is actually good for some people for example those with high cholesterol, or those that are ill and have to lay in bed all day. But it this can be dangerous for those who are already taking blood thinners, hemophiliacs, or have other blood clotting complications.

3. People who have Histamine Intolerance: Yes, sadly pineapple is a histamine releasing food. See list here.

Sources: 

Healthy Pineapple Recipes

This Recipe is super yummy and only has 3 ingredients. Easy to make and yummy to drink





Clean Eating Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Verde






Sugar Free Pineapple Carrot Muffins



Banana, Pineapple and Coconut Smoothie


Click on Fruit or Veggie to See the Benefits


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