Pineapple: Benefits And A Delicious Mango Rice Recipe
Here is a simple dessert that anyone can make, filled with the nutritional goodness of mangoes and health benefits of pineapple and turmeric. It takes about 30 minutes to prepare and this particular dish can feed 6 to 8 people.
Another Whole-Foods Plant-Based Recipe
- 2 cups of organic brown rice
- 2 large organic mangoes, sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon organic stevia powder (or an alternative of your choice)
- 1/2 teaspoon organic turmeric powder; this gives the rice the golden colour that doesn’t bring additional flavour
- 4 cups of organic pineapple, cut into large pieces
- 1/3 teaspoon lemon zest
- Filtered water
- Mint for garnish
- Make a puree by placing mango and water in a blender.
- Then take the brown rice and cook it like you always do, with the same amount of water (or according to the instructions on the packet). But this time, add the mango puree, lemon zest, turmeric, and stevia powder. Cook the rice and once done, let it cool.
- Take some of the rice and place it on a plate and garnish with pineapple chunks and mint.
Health Benefits of Organic Pineapple
Pineapple grows all over the world now and is widely used in a variety of culinary ways. It is great in salads and cereal or made into a refreshing juice. It is also used in cooking meat, fish and chicken, and popular in desserts! Grilling the fruit is also done, especially in parties and outdoor barbecues. If you’re into juicing, then you can use pineapple too! Just add one cup of spinach and kale, and blend for 3 minutes.
Besides food, this fruit can be used as a lip moisturiser too. Add in coconut oil, blend and place in the refrigerator. It works great as an inexpensive solution for dry lips.
Here are some of its other amazing health benefits…
- One cup of pineapple gives a person over 13% of their needed allowance of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that keeps the gums and skin healthy, and boosts cardiovascular health as well.
- Pineapple is great for delaying age-related macular degeneration. If your family has a history of macular degeneration, then consider adding pineapple to your diet.
- Pineapple contains lots of beta-carotene, preventing free radical DNA damage that leads to premature aging and cancer.
- Pineapple is a good source of potassium which helps lower blood pressure, regulates water within the body, and prevents cardiovascular contractions.
- To prevent colds, flu, and viral infections, and eventually boost your immune system, eating pineapple is the way to go.
- If you’re aiming to get clear skin, then pineapple can help you achieve that with its high levels of vitamin C. Place crushed pineapple on a soft washcloth and use that as a DIY cleanser. You can take it further by mixing one egg yolk and 1/2 cup of whole milk with the fruit to create a mask. Leave it on for 15 minutes, then wash it off to provide your skin the hydration it needs. It’s much cheaper than any chemical skincare product available on the market.
- Pineapple contains bromelain, which is one of the best anti-inflammatory agents around. Works great for arthritis, joint pain, swelling, bruising and redness associated with inflammation; as well as sinus inflammation and inflammation that leads to clot formation and heart attacks.
- Combining pineapple with coconut oil, turmeric powder and water creates a mixture that you can use to prevent dandruff and create thicker, vibrant-looking hair.
- Mix pineapple with ginger and you have something to drink when you’re experiencing motion sickness and nausea, or when you’re pregnant and going through morning sickness.
- Inflammation associated with bronchitis and asthma can be relieved by eating pineapple. Combine pineapple, turmeric powder, and Boswellia herbal powder; and take this mixture 2 to 3 times a day for up to 7 days.
- Drinking pineapple juice daily helps kill and prevent the buildup of mucous membrane bacteria in our mouth, which also stops the buildup of plaque. It also prevents the buildup of mucus in the upper respiratory tract.
- Pineapple contains anti-inflammatory agents that sooth the GI tract mucous membranes, provides fiber for growing good probiotic bacteria, and prevents constipation.
- Pineapple has a number of B-Vitamins for good mood and vitality, and for the most part it’s fat and cholesterol-free. Pineapple contains copper and iron for anemia, calcium and phosphorus for strong bones, plus selenium, zinc, magnesium, and manganese for boosting up our immune system.