Lets talk pineapple!
I will cut one of these beauties up and sprinkle some smoked paprika on it in a hot second and all will be right with my world. But aside from it being one of THE MOST PERFECT CANDIES on the planet I love giving you the “EBNL why” you should keep one in your fridge.
As if Vitamins A & C aren’t enough with their rich source of immune support and eye health this fruit is one of nature’s most precious beauty foods offering the mineral manganese that our bodies can not produce on its own and is wonderful for promoting healthy skin among other things.
WATCH THE VIDEO BLOG POST below with me and my love slicing up and discussing this magical fruit candy in the EBNL Kitchen loooong before we understood the importance of lighting, LOL!
Welcome back! Isn’t My Boo awesome?! Now that you have a general idea of the magic of pineapple and you know how to pick, cut and serve one up let’s dive deeper into 14 reasons it should be in your everyday diet.
Ward off colds /Relieves sore throat/Boosts immune system. Pineapples are abundant in vitamin C and bromelain which fight against microbial infections. If you’re taking a prescribed or over the counter medicine to fight your cold eating pineapple along with it can help cure it in a shorter time and more effectively.
Strong bones and Anti-inflammatory. As I said in the video pineapple has a rich amount of manganese which helps in strengthening bones, connective tissue and preventing inflammation for those suffering with arthritis. Just 1 cup of fresh pineapple juice gives you about 73% of the required manganese for a day!
Strengthens gums. Your gums are the hug that your teeth never want to let go. So healthy gums = healthy happy teeth.
Sinusitis. Ugh! Before changing to a vegan diet I went to the doctor once a year for the same frustrating sinus infection. Haven’t missed that visit…in fact my doctor called to check on me, LoL. Again it’s bromelain for the win in pineapple that helps rid you of this.
Adult vision loss. When it comes to macular degeneration a lot of the credit for eye health goes to carrots and with good reason, but pineapple also contains beta carotene which empowers vision. Why not double up…they make GREAT juice together!
Anti-Cancer properties and Heart Health. The abundance of antioxidants in pineapples help fight against free radicals. This halts the process of cell damage, preventing several types of cancers and the antioxidants keep free radicals away and lower the cholesterol levels, preventing heart diseases.
Digestion. The dietary fiber, vitamin C and bromelain abundantly present promotes proper digestion.
Hypertension. The high amount of potassium and lower amount of sodium in pineapple helps maintain normal blood pressure levels. Good news whether you are suffering from or trying to prevent high blood pressure.
Nausea. If you are prone to motion sickness or if you’re pregnant a key benefit from drinking pineapple juice is that it averts nausea or morning sickness.
Acne. Vitamin C is a well known cure for acne and other inflammatory skin conditions. Bromelain which is the anti-inflammatory enzyme in this fruit, boosts up the healing power of Vitamin C.
Younger looking skin. The presence of amino acids along with the Vitamin C helps boost collagen synthesis. The higher the collagen synthesis is, the firmer and more flexible your skin will be.
Strengthens nails. I’ve mentioned Vitamin C quite a bit, but when it comes to the health of your nails it is the lack of Vitamin A that makes way for dry, brittle nails and a Vitamin B deficiency will cause your nails to crack and split. But, you don’t need an over the counter multivitamin pill or other supplement to ease this condition…just add pineapple to your diet.
Prevents hair loss and inflamed scalp conditions. Vitamin C is also an important element in preventing hair loss. So eat it in slices, chunks, wedges or juice it up to reap the benefits and prevent hair loss. Also the anti-inflammatory enzyme bromelain prevents and eases inflammatory conditions including those that affect the scalp. It also offers relief from infections of the scalp, preventing unwanted hair loss.
Thickens hair. The enzymes present in pineapple enrich the hair follicles by feeding it necessary vital nutrients. This improves the elasticity and thickness of the hair.
Are you as amped and hungry as I am for some pineapple now?!? Delicious AND nutritious…Yes please! My favorite quick snack is to grab chunks of pineapple and sprinkle them with Himalayan pink salt and smoked paprika…you’re welcome. What’s your favorite way to enjoy this magical fruit? Leave your COMMENTs in the box below. Also be sure to SHARE this post on Facebook, Twitter and with your email list because you want everyone to know about this! Here’s to making our Earthly Bodies a safe place to LIVE!