Back Pain Diet Tip - Pineapple (With Recipe)


Today's Diet Tip of foods that can help relieve your back pain is Pineapple! For health benefits it is one of the best foods around, because it contains several key substances that can have a huge positive effect on your body. Pineapple has not only shown to reduce back pain, but it also decreases the inflammation in muscles and joints that can cause arthritis, helps with digestion, boosts the immune system, helps blood pressure and circulation, can even help prevent cancer, and more!

So what is in pineapple that can do all of this? The main thing that helps relieve back pain is that pineapples have a rare enzyme called bormelain, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It also has plenty of Vitamin C, which helps strengthen the immune system, and has tons of other valuable vitamins, minerals, and proteins that can all help keep you healthy!

Below is a recipe to make tasty pineapple slices:


Grilled Pineapples pineapple_1

Servings 8


  • For the marinade
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 tablespoons dark honey
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
    • 1 firm yet ripe pineapple
    • 1 tablespoon dark rum (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest


  1. Prepare a hot fire in a charcoal grill or heat a gas grill or broiler (grill).
  2. To make the marinade, in a large bowl, combine the olive oil, cloves, cinnamon, honey and lime juice and whisk to blend. Set aside.
  3. Cut off the crown of leaves and the base of the pineapple. Stand the pineapple upright and, using a large, sharp knife, pare off the skin, cutting downward just below the surface in long, vertical strips. Cut off any remaining small brown "eyes" on the fruit. Stand the peeled pineapple upright and cut it in half lengthwise. Place each pineapple half cut-side down and cut it lengthwise into four long wedges; slice away the core.
  4. Place the pineapple in the bowl with the marinade and stir to coat the pineapple.
  5. Place on the grill and cook about 3 to 4 minutes, basting once or twice with the remaining marinade. Turn the fruit and move it to a cooler part of the grill or reduce the heat. Baste again with the marinade. Grill until the pineapple is tender and golden, about 3 more minutes.
  6. Remove the pineapple from the grill and place on a platter or individual serving plates. Brush with the rum, if using, and sprinkle with the lime zest. Serve hot or warm.



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