Let’s Get Tropical w/ Pineapples!

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Even though I’m allergic, I still eat pineapple. It’s not the kind of allergic where my throat closes up and I can potentially die. It’s more of a burning mouth and my skin around my mouth getting dark black splotches, including my chin. Needless to say, I eat it in moderation and not too often.

I love pineapple. It is one of my favorite tropical fruits and it’s so sweet. It’s juicy and has a high water content. When I eat it, I fantasize about being back on the beach in Cozumel or Playa Del Carmen. They just remind me of summertime, hot, sunny and beautiful! Imagine eating these clothes free. Refreshing!

Most times we eat fruit and don’t know the health benefits, nor do we care. We just know that fruit is good for us. But how good is it for us? Let’s find out.

  • high in vitamins A and C, calcium, phosphorus and potassium
  • high in fiber to help improve digestion
  • low in fat and cholesterol
  • being rich in vitamin C helps to fight off viruses that causes coughs and colds
  • high in manganese to help build bones and connective tissues
  • prevents ailments like macular degeneration, which causes loss of sight in adults
  • helps with arthritis
So see, pineapples pack a huge punch, and I’m not just talking about their taste. They are great for you. Bit of advice, try to hold out until it’s really ripe, the outside being completely orange. This prevents your mouth from burning. Non ripe citrus fruit is terrible on the tongue and inside of the mouth.
xoxo,
Simply Moniqua
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