By: Rachel Scruggs | fittwentynine.com
Most people know that eating fruit is essential to a healthy diet. With so many fruit options at the grocery store it can be hard to choose which fruits are best to purchase. Between the apples, grapes, oranges and bananas it’s easy to overlook other fruits, such as pineapples. With its juicy taste, pineapples are recognized as America’s 2nd favorite tropical fruit after bananas. Having originated overseas, pineapples have a short growth season; from late spring to early summer, but available year round at your local market. Pineapples can be eaten fresh, juiced or cooked and the best part is their health benefits that they can provide you. Below is a list of the top 10 health benefits of pineapples:
1. Aids Digestion
Can’t seem to get your food down? Pineapples contain both soluble and insoluble fibers. These fibers contain, bromelain, an enzyme that breaks down protein ultimately aiding digestion. Intestinal tract infections are cured with pineapples because its juices work as a natural laxative, which treats constipation.
2. Boosts Immunity
Loaded with lots of Vitamin C, pineapples helps with protecting your body from various viruses.
3. Relieves Morning Sickness
Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but the nausea that comes along with it is no fun. Pineapple helps relieve nausea due to its high vitamin (B6) and mineral content.
4.Good for Weight Loss Diets
Need fruit to add to your weight loss diet? Adding pineapple to the list will improve weight loss because it fills you up, while providing your body with lots of energy.