Super Power Food Recipe: Pineapple & Strawberry Lava Popsicle

This week’s Power Food is Pineapples! Pineapples are eaten fresh, juiced, cooked, and preserved and their leaves are even used for insulation in your homes. Pineapples are a composed of many berries whose individual fruitlets fuse together around a central core. Individual pineapple can take over two years to grow, although they are usually picked slightly earlier than this. The top of a pineapple, after cleaning and drying, can be planted in soil and a new plant will grow.

Health Benefits of Pineapples

A sweet and tangy tropical treat, the pineapple is a high source of manganese and vitamin C.  Manganese helps your body absorb calcium to build strong bones. A single serving of pineapple has more than 130% of the daily requirement of vitamin-C. This makes them one of the richest and most delicious sources of ascorbic acid.  Vitamin C is mainly associated with reducing illness and boosting the immune system by stimulating the activity of white blood cells and acting as a natural antioxidant to defend against harmful effects of sickness. Pineapples prevent illnesses that cause phlegm and mucus build-up. Pineapples also treat illness by loosening materials and helping you eliminate them from your body if you’ve already contracted an illness or infection.

Easy to Make Pineapple & Strawberry Lava Popsicle

An easy way to work pineapples in to your children’s’ diet is to have them help you make popsicles for those hot summer days! Follow this recipe from One Lovely Life for your child and you to make these delicious treats, or add your own spin to it and add some bananas!

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