Pineapple the fantastic fruit

Pineapple for Health

Are you growing fat, and the doctor has advised against having fruit. Well Pineapple is one fruit that helps you reduce fat and has many health benefits associated with it. It is actually berries fused together. The fruit is made of many berries that fuse together to form the complete fruit. It is a fruit full of spikes. The most difficult fruit to cut before eating. The health benefits of Pineapple are indeed numerous.

It is a fruit that contains the least amount of calories. They are fat-free and low in sodium making them great for people with high level of cholesterol.Some of the known health benefits of eating Pineapple are:

  • Strong Bones – Pineapple contains manganese which is 75% of total needed in a day.It is great in building bones and possibly can prevent osteoporosis in Women. Manganese present in Pineapple has also been known to build connecting tissues.
  • Good for Eyes – Pineapple helps eye to fight macular degeneration, a disease affecting ageing people. The high amount of Antioxidants and Vitamin C in Pineapple is responsible for the effect.
  • Weight Loss – Recent research has proved that having Pineapple daily helps in reducing the fat around the waist, which is the most difficult to get rid of.
  • Anti-Inflammatory and anti-tumor – Pineapple contains bromelain which can reduce severe inflammation and tumor growth. Research is going on in its effect on osteoarthritis.

However eating too much has its health risks. Too much intake can cause tenderness in mouth, tongue and cheek. It contains high level of Vitamin C and excessive intake can result in nausea , diarrhea or vomiting. So eat this fruit but with care, never over eat!


Exotic Fruits which are Becoming Family Favourites

Well, it may be hard to believe, but some of the weirdest fruits and vegetables, which may look really odd, can actually work to keep us healthy. Some people will say they used to develop a cold every month, but with these exotic fruits and vegetables, its more like once a year. Look at the weird Cherimoya which is a South American fruit which doesn’t look particularly appetising on the outside. The flesh inside however is velvety creamy. With a pineapple and banana flavour, eating this fruit is like enjoying an after-dinner desert. If you can’t find this exotic fruit, at least you can get it as bottled flavoured water.


The Kiwano melon is a truly weird looking fruit. Some people say it looks like a bloated fish while others say it looks like a fruit from outer space. It has been nicknamed ‘horned melon’ and looks untouchable with its horned, yellow exterior. Inside you get a jelly-type fruit with a refreshing tantalizing taste  with a mix of flavours from lime, cucumber and banana. The seeds are also edible, but with a strange fruit, most people simply prefer to hold the seeds between their teeth and remove the flesh of the fruit bu sucking it off. Similar to what you would do with a grenadilla,  with a ripe Kiwano, you can just spoon out the fleshy part and eat it directly or use it as an addition to your fruit salad. Another great idea is to spice up your favourite drink and turn it into something exotic by adding in some Kiwano.

Unless you’re really averse to eating strange, wacky looking fruits and vegetables, you can’t go wrong by adding them to your diet and enjoying their health benefits.

Exotic Fruits help with Food Intolerance

Now, there is quite a bit of debate about whether food intolerance really exist or whether we are just being fuzzy. It is, however, a fact that food allergies exists and some people react to certain food stuff, even if these reactions do not count as fully blown allergies.

I’m writing about this because I’ve been reading about people who are intolerant, or allergic, to one of the most common fruits that most of us eat on a daily basis: apples. Just imagines not being able to bite into a fresh, ripe, juicy apple! Not just are apples themselves off the table but also most fruit salads that you can buy in supermarkets or you get served in restaurants as they are usually based on sweet apples.

A slight alleviation of such a food-based handicap is, however, that such allergies/intolerance usually seem to not spread to exotic fruits, too. So, if we ignore fruits like pineapple that many people also react badly to but for different reasons, tropical fruits then take a central role within the diet of these sufferers. And there are some tropical fruits that even resemble some of the non-tropical kinds. Take, for instance, the nashi pear.

Nashi pears, taste like pears, look like apples

The nashi pear looks and has the texture like an apple and tastes like a mild pear, which sounds wonderful to me. Nashi pears are native to China, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea and I’d love to go and visit a farm someday. Thinking about this, if you have such an allergy and want to feast on nashi pears but lack the immediate financial means to go and visit China or Korea, seems a really nice and easy way to access some cash for such a trip.