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Surprising Side Effects of Eating Pineapple

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Emily Shiffer of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 9: Pineapple is a super sweet and tangy fruit that is synonymous with tropical and island vibes. Who doesn't love a pina colada?! But besides being a main ingredient in the refreshing drink, it's also packed with vitamins."Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C and low in calories," says registered dietitian Jonathan Valdez, RDN, owner of Genki Nutrition and a spokesperson for the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.Nutritionally, it's also an excellent source of fiber."Overall pineapple is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals," says Keri Gans, MS, RDN, CDN, registered dietitian nutritionist and author of The Small Change Diet.  "Pineapple also has 2.3 grams of fiber per one-cup serving, and fiber has been associated with increased satiety and weight management, as well as stabilizing blood sugars." (Read more: One Major Effect of Eating Fiber-Rich Foods, Says Expert.)If you love pineapple, you may be surprised by other ways it can impact your overall health. So we asked nutritional experts to share some surprising side effects of eating pineapple. Read on, and for more on how to eat healthy, make sure you avoid these 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet.Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

Surprising Side Effects of Eating Pineapple

Pineapple is a super sweet and tangy fruit that is synonymous with tropical and island vibes. Who doesn't love a pina colada?! But besides being a main ingredient in the refreshing drink, it's also packed with vitamins.

"Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C and low in calories," says registered dietitian Jonathan Valdez, RDN, owner of Genki Nutrition and a spokesperson for the New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Nutritionally, it's also an excellent source of fiber.

"Overall pineapple is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals," says Keri Gans, MS, RDN, CDN, registered dietitian nutritionist and author of The Small Change Diet.  "Pineapple also has 2.3 grams of fiber per one-cup serving, and fiber has been associated with increased satiety and weight management, as well as stabilizing blood sugars." (Read more: One Major Effect of Eating Fiber-Rich Foods, Says Expert.)

If you love pineapple, you may be surprised by other ways it can impact your overall health. So we asked nutritional experts to share some surprising side effects of eating pineapple. Read on, and for more on how to eat healthy, make sure you avoid these 100 Unhealthiest Foods on the Planet.

Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

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