Pineapples taste great in a fresh fruit salad but there are also very good for your overall health. At a mere 76 calories per cup, pineapple is a wholesome, low-calorie, high-fiber food, and is a good supply of several important vitamins. One cup has more than 100% of your daily Vitamin C and is very high in manganese ( important for good skin and bones). Pineapple should be avoided by those with hyperuricemia, or gout.
- Aid digestion - helps breakdown protein,and is vital for maintenance of the health of the red blood cells, the nervous system and parts of the immune system.
- help heal wounds
- reduce inflammation
- treats bruises, sprains, strains by reducing swelling, tenderness, and pain
- blood thinner, prevents excessive blood platelet stickiness
- Protection your eyes against Macular Degeneration
Add fresh pineapple to your morning smoothie, yogurt, any fruit and most vegetable salads. For example, try adding chunks of pineapple to your next coleslaw or carrot salad.
Mango and Pineapple Salad
- 2 cups peeled, diced ripe mango
- 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup flaked coconut
- 1/4 sprig chopped fresh mint
- In a medium bowl, toss together mango, pineapple, cranberries, and coconut. Garnish with mint. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator until serving.
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