It doesn’t take much work to convince someone to eat pineapple. There is no denying it. They are delicious. But it turns out there a many more reasons to like pineapple outside of pina coladas and trendy decor. The health benefits of pineapple are seemingly endless. Whether you are enjoying pineapple in its raw & sliced, freshly juiced, or kebab-ed, here are a few more reasons to keep on snacking!

health benefits of pineapple

Joint Health – If your knees are starting to feel a bit crackier than usual, and particularly if arthritis is on your radar, reach for a chunk or two of pineapple. Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme known for its anti-inflammatory process and ability to break down proteins.

Eye Health – Put down the carrots and pick up some pineapple. Pineapple has been shown to aid in macular degeneration and other age-related vision problems due to its high levels of beta carotene.

Blood Pressure & Circulation – Feeling stressed? The potassium in pineapple can help with that. Potassium is a natural vasodilator, so when stress levels rise and potassium helps your blood vessels relax and expand, thus aiding in blood circulation. Potassium plus copper, another key mineral in pineapple that is responsible for the production of healthy blood cells, make pineapple a nearly literal life-saver.

Vitamin C – We can’t praise Vitamin C enough. Not only does it work in tandem with manganese to protect our skin from harsh UV light, but it also acts as an antioxidant protecting us against serious conditions including heart disease while also aiding in the repair and growth of healthy tissue.

Digestive Health – Let’s talk about fiber. Because pineapples are full of it, they are great natural resources to help with digestive issues. Fiber aids in the efficient passage of stool which can relieve constipation, diarrhea, and other symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome while also combatting blood clotting and atherosclerosis.

As if you weren’t convinced before, but we hope this just gives you more reasons to reach for a healthier, more delicious snack. No time to chop one up fresh? Instead, reach for Pineapple Paradiso – a convenient snack when you need something nutritious and tasty on the go!

 

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