Pineapple does not just have a great taste, but it’s packed with nutritional properties that can really help your body regain its balance. It’s a tropical fruit, but, since it’s widely available, we can find it fresh in our local store at almost every time of the year.
What does Pineapple Contain?
Below’s a list of the main components:
- Vitamins: C, A, and K
- Antioxidants (to fight free radicals)
- Enzymes (to help the digestive process)
When It’s Best To Eat Pineapple
According to nutrition experts, the best time to eat (or drink) pineapple is right after your workout. It will help you recover from muscle inflammation as well as give you back some of the energy you’ve used.
As you know, no matter your age or fitness level, it’s important to find sometime during the day for a sporting activity. Running, hiking or even walking can work magic. Just put on a pair of leggings and the right shoes and take some time for yourself.
If you suffer from cystitis, pineapple can help you to reduce the level of the inflammation, strengthen your immune system and keep your skin young. Also, being loaded with nutrients and low in fats, it’s of great help when you’re on a detox diet.
How to Eat Pineapple
There are several ways to enjoy pineapple. Below, there are some suggestion to include it in your diet:
- Pineapple dressing: put some pineapple chunks in a blender to make a smooth compound, and you have a fresh dressing for your salads.
- Mix it with tomatoes, onions, and spices for a fresh summer salad.
- Use it to sweeten your smoothies, together with berries, bananas, or mango.
- And don’t forget that pineapple is so sweet and tasty that you can have it as a snack. Just cut it into big pieces or slice it: you don’t have to add anything else!