Although thought to have originated in South America, pineapples were first discovered by Europeans in 1493 on the Caribbean island now known as Guadalupe. It's low in calories, yet a great source of several unique health promoting vitamins, minerals, and other compounds essential for optimum health.
Pineapples are a good source of manganese, B1, B6, folate, copper, manganese, and potassium as well as soluble and insoluble dietary fiber like pectin. They're an excellent source of vitamin C (which boosts immunity and neutralizes harmful free radicals) and bromelain, a natural digestive enzyme. In addition, pineapples contain many antioxidants which provide immune support and protect against oxidative stress.
Coconut helps to improve heart and brain health with its short and medium chain fatty acids and can help reduce sweet cravings. Coconut is made up of an impressive 61% insoluble dietary fiber. It helps improve digestion by supporting the proper absorption of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. Coconut also supports a healthy metabolism by providing an immediate source of energy and has less calories than other fats.