Pineapple- Mega Fruit Extraordinaire!

A summery fruit with very sweet notes

With the warm days settling in, we all have desires for the beach, vacations, travel and some exoticism! It is not surprising that pineapple is at the top of the culinary charts of the best-selling fruits of summer.
It is true that fresh pineapple is an asset for both sweet and savory dishes, moreover it is eaten both raw and cooked. And can we find it in fruit juices or cocktails, to name the famous piña colada for one.
Rich in vitamins and minerals, pineapple provides a multitude of health benefits. Let's take a closer look at what this summer fruit has to offer us.

Detoxing properties
Well known to those who pay attention to their figures, contrary to what is said about it, pineapple does not make you lose cellulite. And it also does not allow you to lose weight faster. It is very rich in fiber, detoxifies the body and helps the body eliminate excess liquid. It is full of water, fresh and thirst-quenching, it is however not at all caloric. Pineapple contains a lot of soluble fiber which helps lower blood cholesterol levels.

Body Boost: packed with nutrients and vitamins.
This exotic fruit, rich in vitamin C, can be a great asset for your health.
Pineapple is also made up of many antioxidants. Its polyphenols and flavonoids, very generally present in plants, neutralize free radicals and thus contribute to the prevention of the appearance of several diseases.
Pineapple contains bromelain; Rich in fiber, it promotes blood circulation and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
In addition to its low-calorie properties, pineapple is also packed with essential nutrients and vitamins. Although pineapple does not contain a lot of calcium, it does contain a lot of manganese, which helps strengthen the bones and allow them to grow. A single serving can provide over 70% of the daily manganese requirement.
This fruit also contains a great source of magnesium, an essential mineral for calcium to be absorbed correctly by the body. In addition, the anti-inflammatory properties of pineapple are recognized, particularly in the context of relieving osteoarthritis.

Did you know:
Pineapple is a non-climacteric fruit, which means that once it is picked, it no longer ripens, which is why it can sometimes seem difficult to choose the right sweet fruit. Give preference to it in high season (usually March to July for the sweetest fruit) and opt for organic pineapple, if you can, so that you can take advantage of its full benefits for the body!
Despite all the benefits of pineapple discussed above, pineapple food allergies are common. There are still risks if you consume too much of it. Bromelain, for example, can cause allergic reactions (urticaria) in predisposed subjects. It should be noted that this histamine intolerance mainly concerns women from the age of 40. The same fate awaits you if you abuse figs, papaya, mango and kiwi which are also rich in bromelain. Some other groups of people need to be careful about Bromelain too. It is not recommended for pregnant women, people with bleeding disorders or with high blood pressure. Those who may have liver or kidney disease should also apparently not take Bromelain. Bromelain should also be avoided around the time of an operation, as it may contribute to increasing the risk of bleeding during and after surgery.
In summary, our warning remains on the fact that many sites also invite you to eat pineapple to lose weight… What an aberration! So, girls, be careful and don't forget to vary your pleasures. Variety is indeed the spice of life!