3 Healthy Excuses to Add More Pineapple to Your Life

Pineapples (Ananas comosus) are one of the most popular tropical fruits in the world. They are a good source of many nutrients, such as vitamin C, manganese, copper and folate. Also, pineapples are delicious when consumed fresh, but they can also be enjoyed as juice, dried, canned, or as an ingredient in various recipes. But pineapple also packs some pretty powerful health benefits.

Anti-inflammatory properties

Pineapple is the only major dietary source of bromelain. While it’s found in the greatest concentration within the core of the fruit, it is also found throughout the sweet parts and in the juice. According to studies, pineapple can be useful in the treatment of sports injuries, thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of bromelain.[1]

Oral health

Watch out fluoride, because pineapple makes an impressive impact on oral health – without the toxicity! If you’re looking for a natural way to boost your oral health, this tropical fruit may be the answer. [2]

Healthy skin

Pineapple is rich in manganese. This mineral, along with vitamin C, is required for building collagen, a structural component of skin that prevents sagging and wrinkles. Manganese also functions as an antioxidant that protects skin cells from damage against UV light, making pineapple especially crucial in the summertime.

Divine You Mag - 3 Healthy Excuses to Add More Pineapple to Your Life

Divine You Mag – 3 Healthy Excuses to Add More Pineapple to Your Life

There’s no question it’s refreshing and delicious. We recommend adding pineapple into smoothies for a yummy tropical twist or even adding it to a salad for a sweet and refreshing flavor. No matter how you decide to enjoy this fruit, your body will certainly thank you for it.

 

 

[1] Information based on http://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/pineapple-juice-benefits
[2] Information based on http://www.naturalhealth365.com/benefits-of-pineapples-1972.html