Another Easy Way to Add Pineapple to Your Life
If you haven’t noticed by now, we just love to talk about pineapples! Especially as it pertains to the numerous health benefits adding them to your daily diet can bring.
From fighting the flu, to reducing asthma attacks, to helping you stand tall, or even remembering any of these posts in the first place (ha!), pineapples sure are good for you—and yummy to boot!
There are tons of recipes we’ve shared on our blog on how to create interesting and unexpected meals with plenty of this perfect fruit. Everyone from a humble home cook to a professional chef can find an easy recipe to whip up. Yet, for those of us on the go, you might not have time for a homemade plate of pineapple creations. Don’t fret, we have just the tip for you.
Drinking Enough Water
First, a pop quiz.
How much water should you drink each day?
Keeping in mind this answer can change depending on your age, climate, lifestyle, and many other factors, men should be drinking 15 cups (about 3.5 liters) and women should be drinking 11 cups (about 2.5 liters) of fluid per day.
To put it in perspective, that’s about four bottles of water (or six Grande sized cups from Starbucks!) per day.
There are plenty of benefits to staying hydrated. Keeping your body full of fluids helps to regulate your body temperature, prevent infections, and even help you sleep better at night. Whether you reach the optimal daily goal or not, every little bit helps. And we’re going to help maximize your hydration with the help of our favorite fruit.
Mixing Pineapple Water in Your Water Bottle
Maybe you’re bored with just drinking plain water all day. Maybe you’re looking for a little extra oomph. It’s time to add pineapple to your daily water bottle! Packed with bromelain and vitamin C, pineapple water will give a boost to your immune system. Additionally, the extra healthy fluids will help flush your body of toxins.
There are a couple other reasons to add pineapple water to your diet besides a stronger immune system. First, it balances your electrolytes—leave that sugary sports drink in the fridge after your next workout. Second, it helps with your digestive health. Bromelain can break down proteins efficiently. Third, and still just the tip of the iceberg, your teeth will thank you! Bromelain helps break down plaque.
How To Make Pineapple Water
So, how can I get pineapple into my water?
It’s easier than you think! You can obtain a special fruit infuser bottle. These don’t cost too much and can be a stylish way to ingest more fruit. Or, you can skip the infuser and throw pineapple chunks into your bottle. Just slice and dice.
Another alternative is to add a tablespoon or two of fresh pineapple juice to your water. Shake it up and slowly sip the nutrients from this superfood as you go about your day.
What You Need:
1 re-usable bottle
16 ounces of clean water
1 Chestnut Hill Farms Perfect Pineapple™
- Get your clean water. You can either pour tap water through a filter or if you’re in a pinch use water from a single-use plastic bottle. We do not personally recommend single-use plastics as they can be harmful to the environment. If you don’t have a filter or bottled water, you can boil tap water on the stove to make sure it is safe to drink.
- Cut up your Perfect Pineapple into chunks. Simply slice off the bottom and top, so you have a stable surface. Carefully slice the exterior of the pineapple up. Once you have removed all of the eyes from the pineapple, cut into quarters and then smaller pieces until you have reached your desired size.
- Add the pineapple chunks to your water.
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