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12 of the Worst Fruits and Vegetables You Can Eat

Most people don’t need much convincing when it comes to the health benefits of fruits and vegetables. In regards to fresh produce, there’s no doubt a wide variety of goods are delivered more times than not. But few things in life can be 100% perfect, 100% of the time, and fruits and veggies are no exception.

While upping your intake of fresh, whole foods is certainly important, there are a few you may want to steer clear of, or at least not overindulge in too often. While we’re not recommending you cross these 12 fruits and veggies off your grocery list for good, it may benefit you to cut back just a bit.

1. Pineapple

close-up of someone cutting a pineapple

close-up of someone cutting a pineapple Don’t overindulge in pineapple. | iStock.com

The relaxing sounds of Hawaiian music begin to lull in the back of your mind every time you take a bite of this sweet, succulent fruit. But all that sweetness can be chalked up to sugar content — 1 cup of solid chunks contains 16.2 grams of sugar. Available year-round, pineapples can be tough to stay away from (pineapple pizza, anyone?). Thankfully, they’re only ripest during a few months a year. Phew. After all, there’s a reason pineapple upside-down cake is a thing.

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