The best season of the year is here-summer! And along with summer comes lots of delicious ripe fruit like pineapple. This super-hydrating fruit has a very high water content of 87% water and contains a powerhouse of nutrients. While many of us already enjoy this delicious fruit, here are six more reasons to consume it as much as possible this season.
The tropical fruit has many beneficial properties, including powerful antioxidant activity. One cup of fresh pineapple chunks has about 80 calories.
Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C and a significant source of potassium and dietary fiber.
It helps with proper metabolism because of its key nutrient manganese.
It is surprisingly versatile in cuisine: It can be enjoyed fresh, grilled, baked, broiled, poached, roasted, sauteed or stir-fried.
Pineapple can be useful in the treatment of sports injuries, thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of bromelain- Bromelain makes the fruit an anti-inflammatory agent that can help with reducing swelling and bruising after your summer activities.
The vitamin C in the pineapple juice may also help to protect against heart disease!