Why Pineapples Are Good For You

Spiny on the outside and oh so sweet on the inside. Pineapples have been celebrated for ages; not only for their unique taste or exceptional juiciness, but also for their incredible health benefits.

Eat it as a snack, or as part of both sweet and savory dishes to help you meet the recommended five or more servings of fruits and vegetables per day. With all the heat that January brings with it, you will be needing to stock up on your pineapples!

In case you need any more convincing though, here are some benefits of this fruit:

Vitamin Dynamo

Pineapples are cholesterol-free and fat-free; rich in nutrients providing you with varying percentages of the required vitamin c, vitamin b-6 magensium and iron requirements.

 

More For Less

Pineapple is a nutrient-dense rather than an energy-dense fruit hence giving you a lot of nutritional benefits for a small amount of calories. This will help you feel full without too many calories as well as provide you with fibre and essential vitamins. Given all its sweetness, you’d be surprised that 1 cup of cubed pineapples has (only) approximately 80 calories! If you haven’t already guessed, its great for weight loss too.

 

Clearer Complexion

In this month of detox and heat, your skin may need a little more TLC than usual. If you prefer your liquids, we have got good news for you. The high Vitamin C and bromelain content of pineapple juice make it effective for achieving smooth skin, treating acne and swelling.

 

With both health and beauty benefits, you cannot resist pineapples this month, can you? Especially not with all the tropical goodness it offers to deal with this heat whilst maintaining your health and switching it up from good ol’ water!

Like if you like eating your pineapples and share if you would rather drink the juice!

 

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