Summer is a time to be outside all day, party with friends, and never sleep. But, we all know that as much as our minds and souls love summer, sometimes it takes a little while for our bodies to catch up. But, have no fear, because pineapple is the answer to all your summer concerns.
It is a great source of vitamins
Pineapple has a ton of Vitamin C – even more than oranges. Keep your immune system boosted all summer by making this pineapple-basil ague fresca (fancy!) full of vitamins. Besides Vitamin C, it’s a great source of manganese and Vitamin B1, which give you tons of antioxidants.
It reduces swelling and bloating
Pineapple literally has magic powers. Sometimes those summer BBQ feasts are just too much, and you end up leaving way too full. If that happens, grab a bowl of fresh and juicy pineapple to immediately feel better.
#SpoonTip: If you’re getting your wisdom teeth out, eat a bowl of pineapple for a week before the surgery to reduce swelling.
It is versatile
Pineapple has so many uses. You can cut it up and eat it as a snack, blend it into a smoothie, or bake it into a cake. But, it’s not just the succulent insides that are useful. If you’re looking for a quick and creative gift, cut the leaves off and put them in a crafty little pot. Voila, mini cactus!
It is delicious
Summer is all about FUN. Pineapple makes for fun, tropical drinks, delicious fruit salads, a creative pizza topping and much, much more. You can even use the fruit to make cups for your summer drinks. So what are you waiting for? Go get a pineapple.