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As summer gets warmer and the allure of sweet, fresh fruits gets stronger, we must remember that some are better than others.

The fruit that I want to cover today in all its wonder is … pineapple!  No, it doesn’t come from a pine tree … and no, it’s not a form of apple.

It was, however, named pineapple because the exterior of the fruit resembles a pinecone.

This fruit is delicious in my book, but until I started fully researching it, I didn’t know how beneficial it was too.

One amazing thing to cover is that pineapples produce enzymes that contain anti-inflammatory properties that benefit our internal organs.  Other vitamins include: Vitamin C, Manganese, and Vitamin B1.
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These are responsible for bone formation, healing wounds, keeping skin healthy, formation of collagen, development of energy, and helping keep joint pain at bay. Who knew?!

So now that you’re ready to run to the grocery store and pick up some of this amazing and juicy fruit, you need to know what to look for when selecting a ripe pineapple.

1. First, never pick a pineapple that is fully green. It will not ripen well and will end up being a waste of money. Look for more color, the higher the color rises up the pineapple the sweeter it will be.
2. Smell the end of the pineapple. If the end of the pineapple smells sweet, then you know it’s ready. If it smells fermented, then it’s too ripe.  If it has no smell, then it’s not ripe at all.
3. It’s also important to feel it. It should feel firm and give slightly.  If it gives a lot and is spongy, then it has gone bad ... so don’t buy it.
4. If you end up purchasing one that isn’t ripe, they say to lay it upside down until it ripens. The stems provide the sweetness and speed up the process.

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Now you have the pineapple, what's next?

    So now that you picked up a good, fresh, tasty pineapple, and all the good vitamins in it ... comes the kicker : Did you know that pineapples can help you drop weight?

    Yes, it’s true!  The pineapple helps in the digestion of proteins and carbs while, at the same time, speeding up your metabolism and helping you burn, burn, burn.

    So while they say an apple a day may keep the doctor away … a pineapple a day may help keep the pounds away!

    Thanks for reading and good luck finding the perfect pineapple to enjoy on these warm spring days! 

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    Will Grumke
    Will Grumke

    Will Grumke is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, NASM Certified Weight Loss Specialist, NASM Certified Behavioral Change Specialist, and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.

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