Pineapple is one of those tropical fruits which tastes great no matter which way you eat them: fresh, frozen, canned or juiced. Its semi-sweet, tart flavor is always a refreshing treat, especially during one of those scorching days in summer.
Aside from all that tropical goodness, pineapples are also loaded with health benefits. The fruit is an excellent source of vitamins B1, B6 and C. It also contains manganese, copper and dietary fibers.
Manganese is a trace mineral which helps build strong bones. A cup of fresh pineapples provides you with 40% of the recommended daily value of vitamin C that your body needs.
Pineapple also helps boost the body’s immune system, improves digestive health, is anti-inflammatory, provides antioxidant protection and helps prevent macular degeneration. Finally, pineapple juice is an excellent, natural treatment for the common cold and cough due to its high vitamin C content.