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Pineapples! (Health Benefits)

I love pineapples. They are one of my favorite foods. We happened to buy one this week, and it was so good I thought I’d finally write a piece about the yellow jewel.

While I normally write about my favorites recipes when I write about a specific food, I really love pineapples in one way much more than any other — plain and simple. So, I don’t have any recipes to share that compare (in my opinion) to a freshly cut pineapple.

BUT, I think it’s always useful to write about the wonderful health benefits of a fruit or vegetable. So, here are some of the health benefits of pineapples for you:

October 11th

USDA Doesn’t Follow its Own Advice on Dietary Guidelines

Becky covered the USDA’s new system for conveying its updated dietary guidelines to the public nearly two weeks ago. The USDA has move from a food pyramid to a food plate.

The food plate clearly shows that we should be eating a lot of fruits and vegetables, and not too much meat and dairy.

However, as at least one insightful climate action and healthy living advocate has recognized, the USDA doesn’t follow its own advice.

June 14th

Why Most Food Could Never Be “Local”

[social_buttons] Eating “Local Food” is an appealing ideal in theory, but it runs into several “reality issues.”  As much as people might want locally produced food, there are practical issues of land availability, land costs, grower economics, water availability, and climate which sharply restrict the range of foods that could ever be practically grown as […]

February 12th