5 Health Advantages of Pineapples and a Few Fun Facts

 

Today, I will be sharing 5 health advantages of pineapples that you probably didn’t know about. I’ve also included a few fun facts about this humble fruit.

Many people around the globe love this delicious, sweet-tasting fruit and in some areas, they are even considered a luxurious fruit because of their cost and scarcity. Many people also eat pineapples as part of a balanced diet due to their anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, and immune-building properties.

 

5 Health Advantages of Pineapples 

1. Magnesium

Pineapples are high in magnesium, an essential mineral that your body needs for clotting blood, protecting bones, and metabolizing food.

2. Minerals and Vitamins

Pineapples are packed with Vitamins B6 & C and contain folate, riboflavin, copper, iron, thiamine, magnesium, and niacin.

3. Antioxidants

After enjoying a meal your body needs to break down the food, a process that involves generating molecules (free radicals). Pineapples contain phenolic acids and flavonoids, two essential antioxidants that protect your cells from free radicals that are responsible for chronic disease.

4. Healthy Digestion

Bromelain, a combination of enzymes that helps the body with digesting protein is present in pineapples. These enzymes break down protein and simplify your body’s process of digesting and absorbing food, in particular, meat.

5. Analgesic and Anti-inflammatory Effects

Bromelain in pineapple also has essential pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory effects. This combination of enzymes assists with fighting infections and providing pain relief after a burn, sprain, or injury.

8 Fun Facts About Pineapples

When Was Pineapples Initially Discovered?

Pineapples were discovered in 1493 by Christopher Columbus, an explorer while he was traveling in the Caribbean. These delicious fruits are also native to Paraguay and South Brazil.

Pineapples Are Considered a South-After Delicacy in Colonial America

Due to the price and rarity of the fruit, American colonists view pineapples as a sumptuous commodity.

How Are Pineapples Created?

Pineapples exist because of various fruitlets that form around the fruit’s core.

Are Pineapples Nutritious?

Pineapples are highly nutritious and contain bromelain that can help with easing inflammation and combatting arthritis pain. They also contain vitamin C which is excellent for building immune.

Who Are The Largest Producers of Pineapple?

Formerly, Hawaii was the largest pineapple producer worldwide and source for United States pineapples. However, today the largest producers are Brazil, the Philippines, and Costa Rica.

How Do You Pick The Best Pineapple from The Bunch?

Avoid bruised pineapples or fruits that have a sour smell. The freshest pineapples tend to originate from Central America or Hawaii.

What Are The Best Way To Eat a Pineapple?

For a juicier, delicious-tasting, and soft pineapple, store it for one to two days at room temperature before cutting.

How Many Calories Does Pineapple Have?

A cup of pineapple contains around 70 to 85 calories. Because of their vitamin C content, they are an excellent fruit for building your immune system.

Conclusion

I hope you have enjoyed reading about the 5 health advantages of pineapples and that you will include them in your diet to start reaping the health benefits they offer.

Sending you lots of light, love, and healthy vibrations.

Anthea

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