pineapple health benefits
Leah Berenson
Leah Berenson
December 22, 2023 ·  2 min read

6 Reasons You Should Eat One Cup of Pineapple Every Day

I love eating pineapples. As part of a fruit salad, with ham, or on a pizza – they’re sweet, delicious, and also just so happen to be really good for your health.

6 Reasons Pineapples Are Amazing

1. Every Serving Contains 10 Essential Nutrients

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That’s right, in and around all that yellowy goodness is a ton of different nutrients, including:

  1. Thiamine
  2. Riboflavin
  3. Vitamin B-6
  4. Folate
  5. Pantothenic acid
  6. Magnesium
  7. Manganese
  8. Potassium
  9. Antioxidants
  10. Polyphenols (like beta-carotene)

As you get older, people often develop B-vitamin and magnesium deficiencies. Eating pineapple is a great way to combat that trend, while all the antioxidants are great for the health of your heart, cells, and brain.

2. Your Entire Dose of Vitamin C in One Cup

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While people typically think of oranges as the best way to get their vitamin C, just one cup of pineapple also gets the job done, giving your immune system a nice boost.

Read: A Simple Guide to Growing Pineapple in Water at Home

3. The Only Source of Bromelain

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The bromelain enzyme breaks down protein and helps to reduce inflammation. Since pineapple is the only known source, adding it to your diet may be useful for inflammation.

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Eating more pineapple and fruit in general can help with all sorts of age-related health problems, from macular degeneration to wrinkles. The antioxidants help to fight free radicals, while the nutrients help to prevent harmful deficiencies often caused by old age.

5. Gives Your Skin a Healthy Glow

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Pineapples are good for you, inside and out. The same things that help your blood pressure, digestion, and immune system, also help your skin. Antioxidants and vitamin C both prevent free radicals from causing skin damage. Plus, vitamin C plays a vital role in forming collagen, which keeps your skin full and elastic.

6. May Improve Digestion

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Pineapples can help with indigestion because of the bromelain they contain and because they are full of dietary fiber. The bromelain helps break down leftover proteins while the fiber can relieve constipation and cleanse the colon.

There are plenty of good reasons to eat more pineapple, so try it in a smoothie, like this delicious tropical one, or a fruit salad. For breakfast or dessert. One cup a day really can do wonders for your health.

Keep Reading: There’s a scientific reason why fresh pineapple makes some people’s mouths bleed


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