Looking for a refreshing summer treat that is also good for you? Pineapples are the perfect snack or side, anytime of day! Pineapples may taste sweet like candy, but they contain vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants, and can provide you with many amazing health benefits. Plus, they are low calorie, only 84 calories per cup, which makes this a great option if you are trying to manage your weight.
Pineapples are jam-packed with important vitamins that you need daily. These vitamins include vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, iron, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, manganese, and potassium. Pineapples are also the only source of food that contains an enzyme called bromelain. This amazing enzyme has been used for years to help with health related issues like relieving burns on skin, aiding in digestion, helping reduce inflammation, and helping relieve sore joints and muscles. It has even been linked to treatment for Arthritis and Osteoporosis.
Pineapples are super easy to incorporate into your every day diet. They can be eaten alone or with other healthy fruits, added into yogurt, cereal, granola, salads, smoothies and juices, paired with meat, and even thrown on the grill as a nice side to a summer supper.
Eating a healthy well-rounded diet is one of the best ways to keep your body fit, your immune system strong, and to live a long and healthy life. At Physicians Age Management Centers/Longevity Med we want to help you live a healthy life. It's what we do, every day, and our specialty. We offer treatments for weight loss, and we can help you start a nutrition or supplementation plan. To get started, take our weight loss test or request a free online consultation today.