Juicy and sweet, pineapple can be eaten fresh or cooked, and blended to make an all-natural fresh juice. To make fresh pineapple juice, blend a 1-cup serving of pineapple chunks with one-half-cup of water for an 8-ounce serving of pineapple juice. Pineapple juice is full of essential nutrients for women, making it a simple way of including fresh fruit in your diet.
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By blending fresh pineapple with water, the pineapple juice will keep all of its dietary fiber content, making it even healthier. An 8-ounce serving of fresh juice has 2.3 grams of fiber, which is 8 to 11 percent of the recommended dietary intake for women. Women over the age of 51 require the least amount of dietary fiber, 21 grams, while lactating and pregnant women require the most: 29 and 28 grams respectively. A diet high in dietary fiber can help you reduce the risk of constipation, heart disease and possibly cancer. Dietary fiber also helps you feel fuller faster, potentially helping you eat fewer calories.
With almost 0.2 milligram of vitamin B-6 per 8-ounce serving, fresh pineapple juice has 15 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin B-6 for women under 50, 13 percent of the recommended dietary allowance for women over 51, 10.5 percent of the RDA for pregnant women and 10 percent of the RDA for breastfeeding women. Vitamin B-6 is used in over 100 enzyme reactions in your body, all of which are involved with metabolism. It is also crucial for healthy brain development, particularly during pregnancy, and it helps maintain the immune system.
An 8-ounce serving of pineapple juice has 78.9 milligrams of vitamin C. This is over 100 percent of the recommended dietary intake of vitamin C for women, 93 percent of the RDI for pregnant women and 66 percent of the RDI for breastfeeding women. Vitamin C can help you keep your skin taut and fresh looking, as it helps produce collagen, which is also needed to maintain healthy cartilage, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. As an antioxidant, vitamin C can help slow down the aging process by protecting your body from damage from free radicals.
An 8-ounce glass of pineapple juice has 0.13 milligrams of vitamin B-1, also known as thiamine. A single serving has almost 12 percent of the RDA for adult women, and 9.3 percent of the RDA for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Vitamin B-1 helps strengthen the body’s immune system, and helps it withstand stress. As the first B vitamin discovered, vitamin B-1 also helps your body process fats and protein, and keeps your hair, skin and eyes healthy.