How much pineapple should you can consume per day?
A minimum of 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day is recommended for overall health. Experts encourage to eat more vegetables than fruits for weight management so this leaves room for about 2 servings a day of fruit. You can have up to one cup of pineapple a day. However if you are diabetic your daily intake of pineapple may vary. Pineapple is considered a “medium” fruit on the glycemic index, so you should consume it in small portions. Due to its fiber content and low glycemic load, whole fresh pineapple is safe and recommendable for diabetics and those at risk of developing diabetes to eat.
This recipe is inspired from a cookery Chanel in Malayalam language, I saw one of the episodes in a restaurant making this juice. In that chef used pineapple, lime and mint. Since I have no lime in hand I used lemon. Lemon juice, freshly squeezed, has a much better taste than a lemon juice concentrate. If you don’t have a garden at home like me, grab a bundle of mint leaves on your next shopping trip. I plucked fresh mint from my garden. Asked hubby can I try this, as usual he give me go ahead signal. In no time I made this. At first I used only ½ tablespoon of sugar. My little one was not happy while taking a sip. But when I increased sugar by two more teaspoons, I got the result immediately and she was willing to finish it. If you like mint, and then go for it. Otherwise don’t try this one. Here is the recipe.
Pineapple lemon Mint Juice
- 1 ¼ c up Pineapple
- Juice of one lemon
- 10 Mint leaves
- 1 tablespoon Sugar
- 5 ice cubes
- 1 cup Water
- In a blender combine everything and blend together to form a smooth consistency and strain through the strainer and set aside.
- Enjoy as much you wish with more ice.
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This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.