Tips & Tall Tales

Why Long Distance Runners Love Pineapples

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 Meet Every Runners Favorite Post-Run Snack

Pineapples: they taste great with drinks, in salads, and in many other meals (though some may argue they should be kept away from pizza at all costs). In the fitness world, pineapples are a superfood packed with important vitamins that runners love to snack on. Eat them raw or toss them in your post-workout smoothie for a boost to your recovery and immune system. 

While everyone can benefit from a healthy snack of pineapple, there are about 50 million people across the United States that can get an even bigger boost from this tropical fruit. That number refers to the roughly 15% of the United States population who run or jog regularly. The 83 calories in a single cup of pineapple can provide them with the nutrients necessary to run faster, farther, and stronger. 

So skip the staid post-running snack of tofu, yogurt, and eggs, and dig into the sweet, yet tart flavor of the pineapple. Let’s dive into why pineapple is your new favorite superfood!

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Costa Rica’s Independence Day Celebrations

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Celebrate Freedom on Costa Rica’s Independence Day

Every season in Costa Rica is marked with lavish and joyful celebrations. Now, the time of year has come when Costa Rica proudly celebrates the anniversary of its independence from Spain. The holiday is widely celebrated throughout the country and beyond. Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua also hold their Independence Day celebrations on the same day. Celebrate the occasion by learning more about the traditions and history behind Costa Rica’s independence day. 

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The Perfect Pineapple Party Playlist

Jam Out to These Pineapple Tunes

Looking for the perfect playlist to take your next pineapple party to the next level? Look no further than our carefully curated compilation of tunes. From childhood throwbacks to Caribbean cruise fan favorites, you can’t go wrong with any of these timely tunes. So, grab your pineapple decorations, outfits, and speakers, and prepare for the greatest pineapple party of all time.

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How Volcanic Soil Makes the Perfect Pineapple

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Luscious Life in an Unexpected Place

To many who do not live near them, volcanoes are seen as gigantic, terrifying disasters waiting to happen. However, for those who live closer, they are viewed as a natural wonder vital to life. In fact, after an eruption, the lava and ash combine and result in the world’s most fertile soil, great for volcanic soil farming.

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Pineapple Breakfast Recipes

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Pineapple for Breakfast is a Great Addition to Your Morning Meal 

Trying to spice up your breakfast with something sweet? Then start your day with the sweet and sour fruit that not only tastes amazing but has many health benefits. Pineapple has many nutrients that we all need to make our muscles strong and develop properly. It is always worth the time spent preparing the night before or setting aside an extra few minutes in the morning to make sure you start your day off right with a pineapple breakfast.

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Back to School Pineapple Snacks & Crafts

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Pineapple Snacks & Crafts that are Kid Approved

School may be around the corner, but that doesn’t mean the summer fun has to end. With Chestnut Hill Farms Pineapples, you can extend the sweetness of summer with creative pineapple snacks and crafts.

Brighten up the day with a sweet snack or a color art piece using imagination and pineapples.

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Pineapples and Charleston: A Love Affair with Hospitality

Charleston Pineapple Fountain
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The Staple of Charleston: Pineapples

By now, we’ve all heard that pineapples are symbols of hospitality in the United States, but there is one place where this is especially prominent: Charleston, South Carolina. Known to be the most visited city in South Carolina, perhaps Charleston’s most famous pineapple piece, their pineapple fountain, draws hundreds of thousands of onlookers every year. Now, in a state that doesn’t even grow pineapples, how did they become such an iconic piece? 

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 Who is the Virgen de Los Angeles in Costa Rica?

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Costa Ricans Celebrate their Patron Saint on August 2nd

The Virgen de Los Angeles (Virgin of the Angels), or La Negrita, is the patron saint of Costa Rica. Religion is a serious affair for Costa Ricans, and many are followers of the Roman Catholic faith. One of, if not the most, significant days of the year in Costa Rica is August 2nd, when thousands participate in a pilgrimage for the Virgen de Los Angeles, displaying their faith and connection to the spiritual realm. But, who exactly is the Virgen de Los Angeles, and what is its importance?

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How to Cut Pineapple Without a Knife

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Easy Ways to Cut Pineapple

Fresh pineapple is one of the best tasting and best for you fruits out there. However, unlike apples, oranges, bananas, and more, it can be almost impossible to cut pineapple for people to enjoy the sweet, succulent taste of this tropical treat without a knife or dedicated pineapple corer.

The tough and pointy exterior is actually much easier to get into than you would expect. In a few simple steps, you can learn how to cut up delicious pineapple without a knife and enjoy it on the go.

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The Sloths Living Among Perfect Pineapples

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Fun Facts About the Majestic Costa Rican Sloths

When thinking of Costa Rica, what comes to mind? Perhaps the plentiful Perfect Pineapples growing in the sunshine, or maybe you think of the famous creatures known for their next-level laziness living among those pineapples. Costa Rica is famously known for their two types of sloths: Hoffman’s Two-Toed Sloth and the Brown-throated Three-Toed Sloth. These laid-back guys spend their days in the slow lane among the lush rainforests they call home while napping and snacking to their heart’s content. Sounds like the life, right?

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