people love pineapple. They say that a juicy, ripe pineapple can
satisfy sweet cravings as effectively as a chocolate bar. The fruit also
offers many health benefits. Loaded With Vitamins and Minerals:
Pineapples are rich in vitamins and minerals including calcium,
potassium, fiber and Vitamin C. The fruit is also low in fat and
You can enjoy the health benefits of pineapple by
consuming the fresh fruit, or eating the canned or frozen versions.
Pineapple juice is just as healthy.
Pineapple helps build healthy bones. This is because pineapples are rich
in manganese, a trace mineral that is required to strengthen bones and
One cup of pineapple provides 73 percent
of the daily recommended intake of manganese. Pineapple consumption can
boost the growth and development of bones in young people and strengthen
bones among the elderly.
Good for Colds and Coughs: While
many people take Vitamin C supplements or drink orange juice during a
cold, few consider eating pineapple. The fruit provides the same
benefits as orange juice in treating a cold or cough, but with an
additional benefit. Bromelain, a substance found in pineapples, helps
suppress coughs and loosen mucus