Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mele Kalikimaka!

For Christmas this year we are giving our neighbors the gift of delicious and nutritious fruit - Pineapple!

The attached tag says Mele Kalikimaka! Meaning, Merry Christmas! We love our neighbors because they are family to us.

We are blessed to have such a great community of friends that watch over our home, offer love and give support to our family.

Also note that we especially appreciate them because they don't call the dog pound on us for our little malty poo "Mac" running outside every time we open our front door and barking at said neighbors on their property like they are the trespasser. Gotta laugh.

Besides the sweet taste pineapple provides many health benefits as well.

Both the root and fruit may be eaten or applied topically as an anti-inflammatory. In tests it has shown to reduce colonic inflammation too.

Pineapples are loaded with vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. It is also rich in fiber.

Since pineapples are rich in vitamin C, it can fight off viruses that cause cough and colds. Which is a great added benefit this time of year. Even when you are already infected with such ailment, pineapples can help you. These fruits have bromelain, which is effective in suppressing coughs and loosening mucus.

It is best to eat fruit in the morning. Our bodies can assimilate and digest the fruits easier in the morning than at any other time of the day.

My green smoothie today had some fresh pineapple in it which made it super sweet. I think it's my new favorite sweetener. I will post my smoothie recipe from this morning soon so you can enjoy too!

Thanks for the great gift idea Rachel!

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