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It’s Not About Age, Heart Health Always Matters
What does it mean to be healthy today? While most people often associate health with maintaining a certain physique or body strength, the truth is that our relationship with our bodies is deeper than we realize, and everything we consume affects our bodies in many different ways. Heart health is also a very important factor in our health.
American Heart Month is a great opportunity to renew our relationship with our body and learn how to look at it through a different lens. By incorporating heart-healthy fitness into our understanding of health, we are making sure that this muscle can continue to pump blood to the rest of the body and deliver essential nutrients and, most importantly, oxygen.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 16.3 million Americans aged above 20 years old are living with coronary heart disease (CHD). The American Heart Association also states that heart disease is the number 1 killer in women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year.(more…)
Falling Into One of the 5 Main Food Groups, Pineapple Is a Valuable Addition to Our Diets
From vitamin C to bromelain, pineapple is packed full of valuable nutrients and minerals that play an important role in keeping us healthy. In honor of National Pineapple Month this October, we sat down with registered dietician and nutritionist Amanda Perrin of Peace of Nutrition to dig into the details and learn more about the health benefits our favorite fruit has to offer.(more…)
Have a Recipe That Calls for Pineapple? Skip Store-Bought and Choose These Homemade Versions
From cocktails to appetizers to baked goods, there are so many delicious recipes that make use of pineapple. Unfortunately, if you’re looking to use fresh pineapple, you may find yourself missing an ingredient when the recipe asks for pineapple juice, crushed pineapple, or some other variation of the fruit. But don’t worry – you can prep all of these different ingredients in your own kitchen, letting you enjoy the full flavor of fresh pineapple and avoiding any added sugars. Even better, they only take a few minutes to create. Read on to learn how to make your own pineapple juice and crushed pineapple, and how to store them so they’re ready to go when a recipe calls.(more…)
This Enzyme is Just Another Reason Pineapple is a Super Fruit
In need of another reason to love pineapple? The tropical fruit is the only natural source of bromelain, an enzyme mixture that has been shown to have numerous health benefits. From promoting digestion to helping treat hay fever, bromelain is used around the world to keep us healthy and strong. Read on to learn more about this powerful nutrient, as well as ways to add a bit more bromelain to your diet.(more…)
Add Tropical Flavor to Your Everyday Drinking Water
Looking for a great way to stay healthy and hydrated this summer? Try adding pineapple to your everyday drinking water! Pineapples provide a multitude of health benefits including supporting the immune system, improving eye health, and promoting heart function. Tossing some fruit into your everyday water is a simple way to obtain extra vitamins and give your drink a sweet taste and tropical flavor! With just a few ingredients, pineapple-infused water is easy to make and can be enjoyed during any time of the day. Read on for some of our favorites to try for yourself.(more…)
Pineapple Packs in More Vitamin C per Cup than Citrus Fruits
When it comes to nutrients, vitamin C is one of the most well-known. From strengthening the immune system to improving your mood to reducing the risk of heart disease, this vitamin is a powerhouse. Even better? No expensive supplements are needed here – your daily dose of vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, can be obtained through delicious and affordable fruits and vegetables like pineapple. This tropical fruit contains more vitamin C per serving than citrus fruits like grapefruits and oranges, making it an excellent choice for boosting your daily nutrient consumption. Read on to learn more about the value of vitamin C and how to add some more pineapple power to your diet.(more…)
How to Make Sure Your Pineapple is Clean and Safe to Eat
Pineapple, along with other fruits and vegetables, is highly nutritious and can help keep you strong and healthy. Full of vitamin C, bromelain, and other vitamins and minerals, pineapple is a powerhouse of nutrition that some experts say can boost your immune system and help your body fight off disease.
To ensure you receive only the benefits of pineapple, it is imperative that you take steps to clean your fruit and practice food safety. We’ve partnered with our friends at Produce Marketing Association to share these four key steps of food safety, established by the U.S. FDA, which are critical to preventing foodborne illness.(more…)
How Eating This Tropical Fruit Could Help You Battle Illness
Many people are constantly seeking out ways to improve their health and bolster their immune systems. Thankfully, pineapple is a delicious way to add extra, valuable nutrition to your diet and, some experts say, prepare your body to ward off sickness. Plus, some believe this tropical superfood can even offer a natural remedy to help ease a cough or sore throat.(more…)
It’s not hard to see why pineapples are so great for eye health.
It’s no surprise that eating fruits and vegetables is good for you. We’ve all seen Popeye down a can of spinach for energy and strength, and “an apple a day…” is a phrase anyone could complete. But what about pineapple? The sweet and tangy fruit has plenty of health benefits to offer and research suggests it may be particularly beneficial for eye health.(more…)