Health Benefits of Pineapples

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3. Digestion Aid

Pineapples also serve as a digestion aid, making it easier for people to digest the food they consume, even outside of this fun fruit. For people with digestive issues, this may ease digestive discomfort.

The reason for the digestive aid component is the presence of bromelain in the fruit. This enzyme is responsible for breaking down proteins in foods, which may make it easier to digest them. Bromelain may also be useful in treating some bone and joint conditions, such as osteoarthritis.1Brien, Sarah, George Lewish, Ann Walker, Stephen M. Hicks and Dick Middleton. ‘Bromelain as a Treatment for Osteoarthritis: A Review of Clinical Studies.’ Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 1, no. 3, 200, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC538506/pdf/neh035.pdf.

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