Who knew that besides being delicious, pineapple is actually very good for you! Pineapple eases indigestion, arthritis, and sinusitis. It is high in manganese, a mineral critical for developing strong bones and connective tissue. It helps the body digest proteins more efficiently. It has anti-inflammatory properties, so it good for relieving painful or sore joints or for use after injuries as a mild pain reliever.
Pineapple is high in vitamin C , which help reduce mucus in the throat. Drink pineapple juice if you have a cold, sinus infection or allergies.
If you are going to be flying somewhere, drinking pineapple juice helps discourage blood clot development.
Fresh pineapple juice is a folk remedy for morning sickness. It also discourages the growth of plaque on teeth.
How to buy a pineapple: Color is unimportant. If the pineapple smells fresh, tropical and sweet, it will be good. The more scales a pineapple has, the sweeter and juicier it will be.
Interesting fact: Pineapples are made up of dozens of indiviual flowerets that grow together to form the entire fruit. Each scale on a pineapple is evidence of a separate flower.