October 20, 2020
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Vital Signs: Pineapples offer sweet treat with various health benefits

By Victoria Giardina
Columnist

Students can find the fruit at the Atrium at Eickhoff Hall (Flickr).

Pineapples aren’t just for the summer — they are a superfruit that you can indulge in all year round. Not only are they juicy and refreshing, but they tower with benefits all the way to the crown. Here’s why you should add pineapple to your fruit must-haves.

They Are Filled With Vitamins

This tropical fruit is delicious and has a diverse array of essential nutrients. According to Medical News Today, pineapples have 131 percent of vitamin C, 2 percent of vitamin A, 2 percent of calcium and even 3 percent of iron. Eating a varied diet will typically ensure that you are getting these vital vitamins, but pineapples have it all in one.

They Promote Healthy Hair + Complexion

If your face is feeling a bit dry or your hair feels a bit brittle, eating pineapple can do the trick. Alongside these physical health benefits, the fruit is also linked to increasing your energy and decreasing your obesity risk, according to Medical News Today.

So, where can you find this nutrient-dense superfood on campus? The Atrium at Eickhoff Hall typically serves pineapple alongside watermelon and other tropical fruits by the yogurt station to the left of the salad bar. You can also find pineapple at the various cafes on campus, pre-packaged for convenience to take to class.

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