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Pineapple Core

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

I have never been a fruit fan, but have learned to enjoy the health benefits thanks to Chris Downie and his book "The Spark". After reading The Spark I changed the way I ate completely starting with adding fruit to my diet.

Pineapple contains vitamin C and B1, minerals such as manganese and enzymatic proteins. Bromelaine is proteolytic enzyme found in the stem and core of the pineapple responsible for increased digestion, improved immunity, anti-inflammatory and antithrombotic activity. Can I get a woot woot?

Yes I will take all the help I can get if it means I won't have to take medication to be healthy. So pineapple in my smoothie or chicken will do just fine.

At just 40 calories a slice it is composed of fiber and water, both of which inhibit weight gain and are essential for weight loss.

I was about to throw the core in the compost when I read a number of great ideas for it. One of the Spark secrets was to put it inside a chicken when you cook it-clever!

You can also cut and freeze it then use it as an ice cube in your water or fruit beverages. I now I see the pineapple core in a different way!

What is your pineapple core secret?

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