Pineapple is our #4 food choice for men
Pineapple is a tropical temptress. One of the best-know benefits of fresh pineapple is that the fruit contains immune-boosting vitamin C. It’s also recognized as a source of water for hydration and natural sugars for energy. And this tropical fruit is also recognized as a source of magnesium and potassium, both nutrients beneficial to sexual health. A healthy, sweet snack, pineapple helps sustain stamina and is noted as a weight loss (and weight control) aid.
But what the connection between pineapple and men’s health specifically? It’s all about the manganese. Get it?…man-ganese? This nutrient is known for improving sexual strength. And has been proven to elevate testosterone levels, which makes it particularly beneficial to men.
More nutritional value of pineapple
But manganese is not the only benefit of pineapple that’s particularly good for men. Pineapples are also a source of bromelain. This enzyme that has been shown to aid in triggering production of testosterone. In addition, bromelain is recognized for the fact that it can help reduce inflammation. And since inflammation can cause malfunction in the body, we want to keep that at bay. And lastly, there’s also some evidence that pineapple can help fertility by improving the quality of men’s sperm.
An additional health benefit, pineapples also provide the body with some powerful antioxidants. (The fruit is noted for its content of flavonoids and phenolic acids.) Antioxidants fight free radicals in our bodies. And although we usually connect this with anti-aging and associate high-antioxidant foods with women, antioxidants are important to men, too! They not only help fight visible signs of aging but can help promote a healthy immune system and are even linked with the prevention of some harmful diseases.
An effect of drinking pineapple juice
And that fabled side effect pineapple offers men and the partner who pleasures them? It’s true, at least if folklore is to be believed. In fact, some nutritional experts suggest that a man should drink 8 ounces of pineapple juice several hours before a planned roll in the hay.
More benefits of pineapple
Pineapple may be great for men’s sexual health but it’s also one of our favorite aphrodisiacs for both men and women. Read all about it.
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