Eat More Pineapples: It May Help to Prevent Heart Attack, Protects Eyes and Heart, Boosts Circulation

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Consuming pineapples can boost your health in many ways, and it is also a very delicious fruit that contains antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

Pineapples were found in South and Central America. When explorers thought that pineapples look similar to pine cones, they give them their name.

The organic product is yellow, and they taste sweet, but yet tart.  Pineapples can be eaten in many ways, such as raw, juiced or you can add them in smoothies. It can also be an ingredient in desserts, ice-cream, yogurt, and cakes.

Pineapples contain a lot of vitamins and fiber, but fewer calories.

About 165 grams of pineapple or one cup of pineapple pieces can provide:

Nutritional Values

  • 25 g sugar
  • 89 g protein
  • 28 mg omega-3 fatty acids
  • 181 mg potassium (5% RDI)
  • 20 mg magnesium (5% RDI)
  • 6 mg calcium (2% RDI)
  • 5 mg manganese (77% RDI)
  • 2 mg vitamin B6 (9% RDI)
  • 1 mg thiamin (9% RDI)
  • 30 g folate (7% RDI)
  • 79 g vitamin C (133% RDI)
  • 3 g fiber (9% RDI)
  • 82 calories

Pineapples also contain B-group vitamins, copper, phosphorus, zinc, iron, and a rich source of vitamin K and vitamin A. 100g of pineapple chunks has 6g of carbohydrates.

The stem and fruit of the pineapples are high in bromelain. Bromelain is an enzyme that can help improve digestive disorders, eases pain, treats muscle aches and stops inflammation.

There are so many health benefits of pineapples:

They can help lower the pain and discomfort from osteoarthritis with their calming power.

Pineapples are rich in ascorbic acid, phenolics, and flavonoids, and they can prevent free radical damage and premature aging.

Bromelain increases blood circulation, boosts cardiovascular health and prevents blood clots.

Vision can be improved with the help of vitamin A and beta-carotene, and many antioxidants help prevent macular degeneration.

Vitamin C in pineapples boosts the immune system and prevents viral and bacterial respiratory inflammations.

Pineapples counteract severe diseases by decreasing inflammation.

Drinking one glass of pineapple juice can prevent from forming kidney stones because it drops uric acid levels.

Pineapples can prevent from cold as it relieves from sore throat and coughs. You can mix pineapple with cayenne pepper, ginger, honey, and lemon juice to alleviate cough.

Bromelain in pineapples is capable of treating digestive problems and intestinal disorders like inflammation, IBS, constipation, indigestion, and constipation.

You have to make sure the pineapple is heavy, has dark green leaves and no soft spots or bruises when you buy one. Also, the ripe ones have the most antioxidants.

Pineapples can be kept at room temperature for a few days, but after a while, you should put them in a cooler. If pineapples are kept in the freezer for more than half a year, their flavor may be almost gone.

Muffins with coconut and pineapples

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup fresh or canned pineapple coarsely chopped
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 & 1/4 cups light coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • For glaze:
  • 2 teaspoons light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar

Pineapple slices and shaved coconut for garnish

Instructions:

In a big bowl blend the flours, prepare sugar, soft drink and salt. Heat the stove to 400 degrees. Then make a hole in the central point of the blend.

Blend the coconut milk, oil, and eggs with the first mixture in a different bowl, and mix until it is moist. Then, cautiously overlap it in pineapple and coconut drops in biscuit bowls.

For 18 minutes, bake the muffins at 400 degrees, and then remove them from the pan.

Mix powdered sugar coconut milk in a bowl and spill the layer over the biscuits. You can make decorations with pineapple chunks and coconut shavings.

Pineapple Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cups of vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 & 1/2 cups of pineapple juice
  • 1 & 1/2 cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • 1 banana cut in half

Mint sprigs and fresh pineapple wedges for garnish

Instructions:

Blend the vanilla Greek yogurt, banana, and frozen pineapple together in the blender. Use mint leaves and the pineapple wedges for decoration.

Papaya and Pineapple Smoothie Recipe 

Ingredients:

A sprig of mint

  • 2 tablespoons of plain bio yogurt
  • 1/2 papaya (cubed)
  • 2 slices of pineapple
  • 1/2 lemon (optional)

How to make it:

Blend all the ingredients until everything is even. If you like to improve your digestion, add water to the mixture, and drink it after meals.

If you have diabetes, be aware that pineapple contains a huge amount of sugar and it has a medium glycemic index. You should discuss it with a physician if you take bromelain supplements. You may experience unpleasant side-effects because bromelain supplements can interact with medications.

 

Source:

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