The Secret Strength of Pineapples
Do you like pineapple on your pizza?
This has undoubtedly been one of the most controversial questions in years. The world-famous chef Gordon Ramsay stated, “You don’t put pineapple on pizza!”
The President of Iceland also stated that he would outlaw pineapple on pizza if he could.
But that’s only one side of the coin.
Whether or not you like pineapple on your pizza, the good folks at Baked Smart Cookie believe pineapple goes great in cookies.
What Makes Pineapples So Great?
1. Various Nutrients
Pineapple is a powerful fruit, jam-packed with tons of nutrients that can aid your overall health. These nutrients include potassium, manganese, vitamin B6, copper and vitamin C, just to name a few.
The primary benefit when it comes to pineapple is the amount of vitamin C found in it. In about one cup of pineapple, there is nearly 131% of vitamin C to meet your reference daily intake (RDI).
Have you ever asked yourself, “Why does my tongue tingle when I eat pineapple?”
The answer lies in bromelain. This particular enzyme breaks down protein, and since we have various proteins that make up our body, bromelain, in essence, is trying to eat you back!
Luckily, due to our body’s natural defenses, they override bromelain’s full effect. One benefit of bromelain, however, is that it aids with digestion. It helps to break down protein molecules in the stomach, making proteins easier to digest.
3. Guaranteed Sweetness
Many people enjoy pineapple because it is sweet and juicy. Additionally, it is easy to access year-round. With its combination of sweetness, juiciness, and accessibility, pineapple can easily be incorporated into one’s diet.
Several ways to include pineapple include:
- Pineapple Upside Cake
- Pineapple Pecan Cheese Ball with Crackers
- Pineapple Cream Tropical Smoothie
- Hawaiian Veggie Burgers
- Pina Colada Sherbet
- Pineapple Pork Tacos
- Pineapple Ice Cream
- Frozen Chocolate Dipped Pineapple
Delicious Benefits for You & Your Family
Is your child constantly playing sports? Do you and your family remain physically active throughout the day?
Then pineapple is just the delicious treat for you. You might be surprised to find out that pineapples have been shown to help post-workout. Once a workout is complete, your body needs carbohydrates to metabolize. Pineapples can be enjoyed to help replenish your energy.
The carbohydrates that pineapple provides help to replenish your glycogen levels. In a study published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, it was noted that the vitamin C found in pineapples helped reduce muscle soreness and oxidative stress from exercise.
This is a great benefit for all those who enjoy exercising and playing sports.
Pineapples in Cookies?
Pineapple is one of the staple ingredients in our unbelievably delicious Baked Smart Cookies. A one-of-a-kind, non-GMO, vegan cookie, you won’t believe such a healthy treat can also be so scrumptious.
We understand the importance of making healthy decisions, especially when it comes to providing your children with only the best foods. Sometimes having kids that won’t eat vegetables is a major obstacle parents face but the solution is made simple, and it starts with ordering your first batch of healthy cookies from Baked Smart Cookie today.