16 Apr Why you should be eating Pineapple right now!
Pineapple is not just a delicious fruit; it is actually one of the best medicines you can come by and especially at the moment because it contains properties that could help you immensely right now.
Bromelain is a digestive enzyme found in the flesh, but more highly concentrated in the core, of pineapples and cites over 1600 scientific articles evaluating its medicinal properties.
So what exactly does this mean for you and why is it so relevant at this moment in time?
For a start it aids digestion, thus improving gut health, which, according to Hippocrates, is where all disease starts. Having a healthy gut is the basis for a great immune system. It also boosts immunity in other ways.
Bromelain has anti inflammatory properties and as inflammation is the first sign that disease is present in the body a natural anti inflammatory medicine is super important for fighting against any disease
It has also been shown to aid healing and recovery from injury as well as decreasing joint pain, the type you would get from arthritis.
But lastly and probably more importantly for now, it can help ease congestion of the airways including asthma, allergies and bronchial conditions, so this could be a great inclusion in your diet if you have any symptoms from Coronavirus that are affecting your breathing.
Pineapples eaten or juiced are perfect, but make sure you include the core. Alternatively a supplement can be taken. I have some ready in my medicine cabinet just in case. Who knows if I, or anyone I know, will need it. I hope not.