It may aid digestion – The enzymes in pineapple, known as bromelain breaks down proteins into their smaller building blocks of amino acids and peptides, and is active in both the acid environment of the stomach and the alkaline conditions of the small intestine.
It may promote healing after injury – A number of studies suggest that bromelain helps reduce inflammation, swelling and bruising after injury or surgery.
It may help relieve the symptoms of arthritis – Numerous studies have demonstrated how useful bromelain can be in the relief of the inflammatory pain associated with arthritis.
It may support immunity – The anti-inflammatory properties of bromelain also appear to be valuable in helping modulate the immune system, and may be especially valid for those with auto-immune conditions.
It may support the cardiovascularsyseem – Bromelain that appears to have value to the heart and circulatory system through its action on preventing or minimizing the severity of attacks of angina and transient ischaemic attack (TIA). It’s also thought that bromelain may break down the cholesterol plaque.
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