Foodie ritual: Eat, cleanse, repeat


September 16, 2022

At the advent of Instagram well over a decade ago, people posted just a handful of things: Their overly-filtered selfies, motivational quotes scoured from the shallow depths of Google, and vignettes of their breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. #OOTD. #Motivation. #InstaFood.

As the years went by and as peoples’ aesthetic tastes became more sophisticated, thematic Instagram accounts started cropping up: Social media accounts dedicated to outfits of the day, to travel documentations, and — yes, you’ve guessed it — to food accounts.

The latter gains a lot of traction from a wide range of audiences, mostly because food is relevant to nearly everyone that has a social media account. It’s such an easily identifiable factor of everyone’s everyday life.

One study even identified that 23 percent of all existing Instagram users kept an account dedicated to daily meal photos! Nearly everyone who has taken a photo of their meal before chowing down was also shown to enjoy it more. Foodstagramming has become a feel-good ritual.

And if you’ve ever taken a photo (or multiple) of your tita brunch on more than one occasion, then you can officially call yourself a foodie.

Foodies see food as an experience. There are the good experiences from when the food was filling, satisfying, and a perfect complement to good company. There are also bad experiences when the food doesn’t taste as good as it looks. Worse, it gives you the worst stomach ache of your life.

But there’s a way to keep those bad experiences at bay, and only the most veteran “foodies” take this secret to heart. They want to be able to eat, feel good about their bodies, and then do it all again — think eat, cleanse and repeat.

The secret to being a good, well-prepared foodie that can eat, cleanse, and do it all again is being conscious of what you put into your body so that it doesn’t turn against you.

Apart from the preconceived notions of whether or not the salmon tartare you’ll be having in that newly opened restaurant will ever come up to par with the one served at your favorite haunt, one thing you need to prepare pre-food binge is your stomach. As circumstances would have it, the best way to prep your gut for food is… more food.

As multiple researches showed, the humble pineapple is one of the top foods that are good for the gut. Pineapples are widely known to contain bromelain, which is an enzyme that helps break down proteins in the gut to enable easier digestion and nutrient absorption to help cleanse your body of toxins while keeping the good stuff in. Pineapple’s bromelain also helps soothe the stomach of any aches or swelling, after, say, you’ve overeaten.

Pineapples also contain a significant portion of our daily fiber needs, so ingesting them will definitely help keep your gut healthy by helping the food, ah, move along. It is also an anti-inflammatory fruit that helps keep conditions brought about by inflammation at bay. It could even help with the inflamed soreness after a heavy workout. Post-workout pineapple juice drink, anyone?

With all these topline benefits, one would think that having a pineapple or two before or after a meal would be good, right? Yes.

But why chow down when you can conveniently drink the best combination of sweet, juicy pineapple with a boost of fiber to keep the gut healthy so you can eat, cleanse, and repeat?

When talking about this tropical favorite, the best choice can only be Del Monte Fiber Enriched Pineapple Juice.

It contains phytochemicals which are good for the gut, and so the rest of the body benefits, too. Now, if you think pineapples already had a good helping of fiber, Del Monte’s Fiber Enriched Pineapple Juice packs an extra punch of 16 percent of US RDA fiber to help sweep away unwanted toxins and maintain a healthy digestive system. Yes, that’s even when you’ve had more than your fair share of hotdogs and marshmallows at the kiddie party.

Thanks to its ability to help detox the body, the fiber contained in Del Monte Fiber Enriched may to an extent help reduce the risk of certain cancers. It also helps prevent constipation, so that you can eat as much as you want on your next barkada blowout. That’s eating, cleansing, and repeating made easy.

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