Originating in South America, Pineapple is a tropical fruit that got its name because of its resemblance to a pine cone. This fruit is packed full of nutrients, antioxidants and other compounds such as enzymes that help to protect against inflammation and disease. It is particularly rich in a digestive enzyme called bromelain, which can act as an anti-inflammatory and aid digestion.
Relieves sinus issues
The bromelain in pineapple is thought to help reduce symptoms of sinusitis and other conditions that affect breathing and the nasal passages. Various reports show bromelain can reduce the duration of sinusitis as well as relieving inflammation in the sinuses.
Pineapple has powerful anti-inflammatory effects, according to studies. It may also help stimulate a healthy immune system, whilst one study suggests it can reduce transforming growth factor beta, which is associated with inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis and osteomyelofibrosis.
Supports healthy digestion
Bromelain acts as a protease, which breaks down protein molecules so they can be better absorbed by the small intestine. Additionally, pineapples are good source of fibre, which is essential for good digestion.
Pineapple can be enjoyed fresh, baked or grilled. To make the most of the benefits of bromelain, many prefer to take it in capsule form. Try our Bromelain Capsules.