Anyway, more about the amazing benefits of this hydrating superfood. Did you know that 87% of a pineapple is water? Talk about refreshing!! Not only are pineapples packed with antioxidants, they also have tons of other vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin A, C and fiber! Did you know that pineapple is packed with magnesium? This mineral is necessary to keep your bones strong! Pineapple actually helps to prevent sore throats and sinusitis… but even more exciting than this is the high amount of antioxidants! Pineapple helps prevent Atherosclerosis, heart disease and even cancer! The antioxidants fight against the dangerous free radicals that cause these horrible diseases.
Seriously, pineapple is low calorie, nutrient dense, and did I mention… DELICIOUS!?! Whoever said ‘eating healthy’ meant eating small portions of bland foods clearly has never tried pineapple. Try a pineapple kabob or a pineapple based smoothie. Chop some up to eat alone or in a fruit salad. Their ‘season’ runs March to May but they’re available at supermarkets year-round! A fourth of a pineapple has just over 100 calories, so feel free to enjoy this tasty treat on a regular basis!
How about you? What is your favorite way to enjoy pineapple? Fresh, dried and mixed into a trail mix, blended into a smoothie, frozen like an ice pop, or baked into a pineapple upside-down cake (hey, it has fruit in it, right?)