Pineapple is a great source of vitamin C, B1 and smaller amounts of B2, B3, B5 and B6. It is also an loaded with manganese, copper, magnesium, potassium, beta-carotene, folic acid, and dietary fiber.
A unique feature of pineapple is it's Bromelain contents. Bromelain has the special ability to help our body balance and neutralize fluids so that it's neither too alkaline nor too acidic.
Bromelain is a protein-digesting enzyme which also reduces inflammation and swelling. People who suffer from aches and pains, drink up! Drinking pineapple juice after a meaty meal helps your bodies digestion, as the protein-digesting enzymes help do the extra work of digesting for you.
As pineapple juice has an anti-inflammatory effect, it can can be beneficial for people who suffer from Gout, arthritis, and recent injuries or surgeries. Drinking pineapple juice also reduces the soreness and redness in the throat.
Eat it fresh: A few hours before you plan to eat the pineapple, cut off the crown and then turn the fruit upside down on a plate and leave in the fridge. The sweeter juice at the bottom of the pineapple will be nicely distributed throughout the entire fruit when turned over!
Pineapple Smoothie- Combine the following ingredients:
1 cup fresh pineapple (cubed)
1 cup light coconut milk
2 scoops ThinStick™ Shake, or 1 packet ThinStick™
7+ ice cubes (to desired consistency)
Blend until smooth, enjoy!
Pineapple fact information source: Juicing-for-health.com