2018 Non-Profit Names Pineapples as Top Clean Food
Pineapple has been named one of the top pesticide-free foods by CNN, and is at the top of the “Clean 15” of fruits and vegetables.
According to CNN, avocados lead 2018’s clean fruits and veggies list, followed by sweet corn, pineapples, cabbage, onions, frozen sweet peas, papayas, asparagus, mangoes, eggplant, honeydew melon, kiwi, cantaloupe, cauliflower and broccoli. In addition to pineapple’s many health benefits, eating fruits that are less exposed to pesticides can reduce your exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.
Chestnut Hill Farms is adamant about practicing sustainable farming practices, including working to reduce pesticides and offer the best clean, healthy pineapple on the market worldwide.
Other Health Benefits of Pineapple Include:
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.
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