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October 11, 2011

Food Fact of the Day: Pineapple

Pineapples have active enzymes, one is particular, called bromelain, which digests protein and breaks down blood clots which can cause heart attacks (thrombosis). Pineapples are also very acidic, however pineapple turns alkaline in the stomach!

Pineapple facts:
One-half cup= 25% daily required Vitamin C
Contains P-Coumaric Acid, which may helps prevent cancer by halting the combining of amines and nitric oxide
High in fiber and therefore relieves indigestion and is great for people who have poor digestion or constipation

I add pineapple to my morning fruit bowl or I eat pineapple as a dessert.
I mostly love pineapple as an addition to my smoothies. Three of my favorite smoothies include:
Immunity Booster
Tropical Thunder
Blue Thunder

1 comment:

  1. As far as foods being acid or alkaline, it refers to what happens after it is digested. To simulate this, they burn the food and test the ash that is left. Also in America when the label tells you how many calories how food has, it counts calories in the fiber even though we cannot digest it. They determine calories by burning it and measuring the heat that it gives off. Fiber does burn. Pineapple is a very healthy fruit