I love pineapple. I didn't used to, but as my tastes matured I learned to love the flavor of fresh pineapple. Pineapple is a staple in our diet in the Miller household. I began to wonder if all that pineapple was really good nutritionally and here's what I found...
For 165 gram serving of pineapple you get:
0 fat grams
22 grams of carbohydrates
-2 of which are fiber
-16 of which come from sugars
1 gram of protein
NOT BAD! NOT BAD AT ALL!
Now consider some other important facts about the "Pineapple Express":
- contains 131% daily value of Vitamin c
- mild-to-moderate anti-inflammatory properties
- just as filling as it is nutritious.
- Very good quality of protein.
The vitamin C content is great for body functions.
The anti-inflammatory properties make this fruit a good choice while recovering from injuries.
The fact that the pineapple contains 2 grams of fiber makes this a filling piece of fruit.
The protein in pineapple has good amino acid coverage - if it contained more leucine it would be a high-quality protein.
Now remember, I am not talking about juice. I'm talking about the actual fruit. The juice is the flavor and the fruit is the rest of the good stuff. On http://nutritiondata.self.com/ they promote pineapple as a healthy weight loss food. So all those bodybuilders out there cutting weight for a competition should take notice. Jump on the "Pineapple Express" as a way to sweeten up your diet.
All these facts were pulled from http://nutritiondata.self.com/ and the credit for the research should go to them. I am just bringing it to your attention.
Keep Moving Foreward,