Kim Kardashian West, selfie queen, influencer and social media extraordinaire, has over 116 million followers on just Instagram alone. Kim is possibly one of the most powerful influencers in the world today. When her posts go live, millions of followers double tap away and sit up and listen. It’s no wonder then that in June this year Kim won the first ever CFDA Influencer award. Love her or hate her, Kim’s level of influence is undeniable.
Last month the 37-year-old mother of three directed her Instagram followers to Google the benefits of pineapple juice. Why, you ask? Well, you can’t deny that pineapples are just delicious. Whether you drink the juice, cook the fruit or eat it raw, pineapples are a tasty explosion of both sweet and sour in your mouth. And an added bonus: They also have a number of health benefits.
Well, if it’s good enough for Kim K., then it’s good enough for the rest of us! Want to know more? Then read on!
First: Buying the Right Pineapple Juice
When purchasing pineapple juice, the most important thing you need to make sure of is that you are actually drinking pineapple juice and not a pineapple-like drink. Pineapple-like drinks are more than often just flavored water and should be avoided.
Pineapple is a tropical fruit that is naturally sweet, unlike some other fruit juices; as a result, no additional sugar is needed. Most brands don’t add any other sugars, but be sure to check the label before you purchase the juice. The only substance that may be added to the drink is ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C. Ascorbic acid helps maintain the color and flavor of the drink and also provides an extra vitamin boost.