Pineapple Smoothie with Coconut and Oats
This pineapple smoothie is a great and healthy breakfast idea or an alternative to sweet snack.
Pineapple, known as Ananas, is a tropical, continual and drought-tolerant plant. Originally, pineapple is domestic to localParaguayans in South America, but later it spread by Indians up through the South and Central Americas.
Although the season for ananas runs from March through June, they are available year-round in local markets.
Pineapples’ nutritional benefits are as amazing. Check them out below.
Low in Calories
Despite its sweetness, one cup of pineapple chunks contains only 82 calories. Its flesh contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, but on the other hand, it has high amount of dietary fiber like pectin.
Immune system support
Fresh ananas is an excellent source of vitamin C. 100 g fruit contains 47.8 or 80% of this vitamin. Pineapple contains half of the daily-recommended value of vitamin C, according to the FDA. Vitamin C is vital for the proper function of the immune system, helping to deal with ear infections, colds, and flu.
Anti-Inflammatory and Digestive Benefits
This fruit contains bromelain that digests food by breaking down protein. Bromelain has anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting and anti-cancer properties. Studies have shown that regular consumption of ananas helps fight against arthritis, indigestion and worm infestation.
Good for healthy eyes
Ananas contains small amount of Vitamin A and beta-carotene levels. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties. Pineapples can help reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a disease that affects the eyes as people age.
Pineapple for bone strength
Ananas contains about 75% of the daily-recommended value of the manganese, the mineral essential in developing strong bones. The study suggests that manganese intake can prevent osteoporosis in post-menopausal women.
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Check out my delicious and easy pineapple smoothie recipe with coconut and oats. This recipe makes it a perfect breakfast or snack.