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Pineapples are not only delicious, but also have a plethora of health benefits. Check out the video below for 5 pineapple health facts you may not be as familiar with. (i.e., did you know pineapple can reduce eye fatigue? Rest your eyes on that!)
5 Amazing Pineapple Health Facts:
Improves Immunity: Enjoying fresh pineapple may shorten the timeline of sinus infections, prevent blood clots, reduce inflammation, and stimulate positive immune responses, especially in kids.
Improves Eye Health: Pineapple is a rich source of vitamin C, anti-oxidants and minerals like manganese and potassium. This amazing fruit helps fight against cell damage and reduces the risk of macular degeneration, an eye disease that affects older people. It is also a good source of beta carotene, essential for eye health.
Lowered Cancer Risk: Cancer is mainly characterized by uncontrollable cell growth that harms surrounding tissues. Diets high in yellow fruit and vegetables have been shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer. Bromelain, present in pineapples, may prevent the growth of cancer cells and lead them to cell death.
Trims the Waistline: Pineapple helps you to feel full and satisfied while providing energy with minimal calories. A half cup of fresh pineapple has less than 60 calories, and also has high water content. Pineapple is rich in fiber, which reduces hunger, and even helps keep your tummy flat thanks to bromelain, which leads to better digestive function and a trimmer waist.
Anti-Inflammatory: Bromelain has been proven in studies to strengthen the immune system and reduce inflammation, and may stimulate immune responses. In addition to reducing inflammation, it may also have beneficial effects in asthma and allergic airway diseases. As a natural anti-inflammatory, bromelian can help reduce swelling, bruising and pain in musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis.
Traditional candy corn is so 2013. Enjoy a sweet, healthy alternative to condensed sugar this Halloween utilizing fresh, delicious pineapple. Create your own snackable fruit pops, or layer your candy corn creation in a cup and grab on the go.
Candy Corn Fruit Pops
Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple, sliced
Cut pieces from the pineapple slices. Then cut the cantaloupe to fit on top. Do the same with the banana so the shape looks like a candy corn. Push in the stick to hold together. Slice up the rest of the fruit & place it in a bowl. Push the candy corn pops in fruit to stand up.
Original recipe from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons.
Healthy Halloween Snack Candy Corn Fruit Cocktail
Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapple, cut into bite size-pieces
In a clear glass, layer pineapple, then oranges and top with whipped cream and a couple pieces of candy corn. Serve right away or refrigerate until ready to serve.
Original recipe from Family Fresh Meals.
Curious to see how Chestnut Hill Farms Perfect pineapples travel the world? Check out our recent trip to Japan and South Korea, where our fruit is now available in stores. Our pineapples are carefully shipped and tracked throughout the world through our wonderful employees. In addition, we use a meticulous traceability coding program to pinpoint the origin and track the journey of all of our pineapples from the time of harvest to the final destination. Our analysts additionally manage a digital file, which is maintained containing a complete list of all activities carried out from planting to harvest. For more information on our shipping and safety practices, click here.
“This year I will eat more fruit…” That’s right; New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. What better way to start 2016 than with some tasty pineapples?
Aside from their incredibly sweet taste, pineapples are also a rich source of natural simple sugars. These sugars improve brain activity, promote better cognition and improve concentration – things we all know we need come Monday mornings.
Other “sugars” you might have at breakfast aren’t so natural and quite frankly make you crash later on. Starting your day with some fresh pineapple will give you the kick-start you need.
Already switching up your morning routine to include oatmeal instead of fattier options? Great! Now, just mix up your ordinary oatmeal recipe by adding juicy, chunks of pineapple.
Mary Younkin from Barefeet in The Kitchen gives us this awesome Hawaiian Oatmeal recipe that will have you wanting more. Visit Barefeet in The Kitchen for full instructions on how to start your day off right.