Opening a can of pineapple or cutting open a
fresh one has great health benefits. They contain a
large portion of vitamin C and keep bones strong and help promote good
digestion. Your body needs manganese for your bones. The body uses it
to produce collagen a tough connective tissue to make bones strong.
Drinking pineapple juice or eating it is a great source of manganese.
A cup of
pineapple chunks or juice is what you need to add to your healthy
diet. Pineapple for centuries has shown to ease indigestion. When it
is fresh it contains bromelain an enzyme that breaks down protein
which is important id you have low levels stomach acid. They are an
excellent source of vitamin C especially when you drink a cup of fresh
juice. It reduces levels of histamine which causes cold systems and
running noses. You should try and eat or drink pineapple several times
To get the best results from it make sure
to buy it fresh. Canned does not have the same healing properties as
the fresh pineapple. You can look for the "Gold pineapple" from Costa
Rica it is sweet and it has more then four time the
vitamin C. When you are in the kitchen you
need to peal away the sharp spiny skin. You should only buy fresh
fruit that does not have any bruised or soft spots.
The stem should have a sweet aromatic
fragrance and not smell fermented. You should look for freshness, the
leaves should be crisp and deep green without brown tips. When you cut
the top off and bottom place it in a shallow dish. Then cut and trim
out the fresh pineapple slices and discard the tough core. You can
also cut it into chunks and place it into a blender with many kinds of
different fruits to make a great fruit smoothie.