I just read a scary article on MERCOLA.COM. This is one of my “health” sites I subscribe to for leading edge health and wellness information.
Today I read about “Pineapples” and was so shocked with what I read that I felt compelled to share it with my readers.
Pineapples are a healthy, sweet and nutritious fruit high on the list of favorites among fruit lovers. The price of pineapples is relatively inexpensive too making them a common item on most peoples grocery lists.
Unfortunately, and unbeknownst to most people, pineapples are grown using heavy pesticides, polluted water and carry a health risk for the farmworkers who tend to the pineapple production as well as those of us who eat them. Most of the pineapple production is in Costa Rica where growers use heavy pesticides putting their workers health in danger, with very low wages to boot.
My recommendation would be to buy organic pineapple. It’s not much more money to step up to the organic, non-GMO fruit free of toxic residue from pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.
If you enjoy pineapple, the organic kind, you are doing your health a favor. Pineapple is very nutritious and rich in enzymes that help with digestion, rich in vitamins and antioxidants to help your immune system.
Vitamin C is very high in pineapples, as is manganese. Dietary fibre and digestive enzymes are also big benefits from adding pineapple into your nutrition plan.
Pineapple contains the RDI of vitamin C as mentioned. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps your body fight off invaders such as cold and flu viruses and other free radicals.
The manganese content in a pineapple is very helpful to your skeleton. This mineral is very important and essential for strong bones and connective tissue.
Pineapples can help reduce the risk of “macular degeneration”, an eye disease becoming more common in seniors.
The digestive enzyme, bromelain, helps to breakdown protein in your digestive system from a meal. Adding pineapple to a salad or eating it as a fresh fruit cut up after dinner is a great way to benefit from the bromelain.
I’m always looking for foods to fight inflammation. I’m happy to report that I must be eating the right things, including pineapple, as I had my inflammation tested and I am in the low end of the healthy range. That would mean that my day-to-day dietary habits are producing results. I think that is why my Multiple Sclerosis is not producing any pain. Most of the people I communicate with on social media who also have MS, are commenting about the pain they are experiencing. I truly believe that my CLEAN and healthy diet is paying off. I will “stay the course”.
If you are a “griller” why not try pineapple on the grill. Spray the grill with a non-stick spray or rub oil on the grill before turning it on. Cook large slices of pineapple about 4 minutes per side. Serve it sprinkled with cinnamon and you have a healthy finale to a nice dinner without all of the refined sugar.
One thing I like to do with pineapple is chop it up into small pieces, toss it with diced red onion, fresh cilantro, lime juice and olive oil, salt and pepper to taste and serve it as a salsa with salmon or halibut. It makes a great accompaniment to grilled pork too. The possibilities are endless.
Try to get more ORGANIC pineapple in your diet. You will be boosting your personal operating system. AVOID CONVENTIONAL PINEAPPLE AND YOU AVOID ALL OF THOSE TOXIC SPRAYS.