If you're looking for a tropical fruit packed with excellent health benefits, look no further than the pineapple, rich in vitamin C and manganese.
The best reason to eat pineapple, however, is an enzyme called bromelain, which you can only get by eating this tasty fruit.
Bromelain helps you absorb antibiotics, stops diarrhea, and may even fight diabetes, heart disease and cancer, according to a study by Biotechnology Research International.
It also shortens the healing time after surgery, and is used for treating inflammation and sports injuries.
If you're looking for ways to incorporate more pineapple into your diet, try putting it on your pizza, cutting up a pineapple and eating it as a snack, or adding it to your smoothies or making pineapple juice.
Nutrients in pineapple juice may help soothe symptoms of a cough or cold.
One 2010 study found that pineapple juice was part of an effective treatment for tuberculosis, thanks to its ability to soothe the throat and dissolve mucus.
According to this study, a mixture of pineapple juice, honey, salt, and pepper reduced cough symptoms up to five times faster than over-the-counter (OTC) cough syrup.