The pineapple is a well-known symbol of hospitality because it's an edible gift that is always appreciated. Similarly, this blog post will share with you the health benefits of a lesser-known fruit called bromelain which has been used as a remedy for centuries.
Bromelain is found in fresh pineapple and other plants like papaya. It's an enzyme that breaks down protein in your body, often used for its anti-inflammatory properties. While the side effects are mild and there are few risks to taking bromelain, be sure to speak with your doctor before ingesting anything new or unfamiliar.
Along with bromelain's ability to break down protein, it has the ability to help reduce inflammation. By reducing inflammation, you can reduce pain and ease aches and pains. Take note that it will not replace over-the-counter pain medicine or your daily dose of Ibuprofen.
Bromelain works together with the enzyme alpha lipoic acid (ALA) which is found in the body to help reduce inflammation because of its antioxidant effects. Bromelain supports healthy blood flow by increasing blood circulation and helping remove harmful toxins from your body through lymphatic drainage.
Bromelain works to improve the health of your digestive system. It also supports the immune system by reducing swelling and supporting the healthy function of white blood cells in your body's defense against foreign invaders. It is also used to treat painful menstrual cramps, which continue after stopping birth control pills.
It is also used to treat swollen glands, such as those found in a case of hemorrhoids. It may be used as a treatment for joint inflammation caused by arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Bromelain can also be combined with garlic or ginger to boost it's benefits for treating pain and inflammation in joints, and can be taken together with vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 to make it more effective.
Along with those uses, bromelain has also been used to reduce the buildup of plaque in your arteries and can be used to naturally reduce high cholesterol. Taking it along with an HDL (good) cholesterol pill can increase triglyceride levels, which is the fat that circulates in your blood and isn't needed. It is a natural anti-inflammatory agent, and it will not cause you any serious side effects, though you may experience mild stomach discomfort when taking it for the first time.
One thing to keep in mind is that bromelain is not a prescription or over-the-counter drug and should be used with caution if you have certain medical conditions such as kidney disease or diabetes. Bromelain is a digestive enzyme that helps break down proteins and assist in absorption of nutrients. Bromelain is found in pineapple, honeycomb, and some fresh fruits. This enzyme can be taken as a supplement or in the form of an extract from pineapple stems and fruit.
Different sources have different opinions on the benefits of Bromelain for individuals who suffer from inflammatory conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis - it may relieve inflammation by reducing swelling. Some people say it also works as an anti-clotting agent which reduces bruising by breaking up clots quicker than other methods commonly used for this purpose.
Bromelain is an enzyme extracted from the stem of pineapple. This enzyme is found in a variety of fruits, most notably pineapple. The enzyme is produced by an organism called a Bromeliad which is part of the Bromeliaceae family. The plant family consists of plants that have a characteristic inflorescence or arrangement of multiple small flowers. The fruit produced by this plant looks similar to pineapples and often taste similar too. However, there are slight differences in taste between the two varieties. Typically, pineapple stems that have been crushed to extract bromelain have a bitter taste to them but can be masked with sugar when consumed as fruit in raw form.
Pineapple stems are used by some people to make tea and commonly taken as a nutritional supplement. The pineapple stem is also commonly used in place of the pineapple fruit itself. Some people prefer to avoid the digestive system distress that occurs when bromelain becomes chemically altered due to digestion in the stomach. The raw plant will not cause digestion related side effects as a result of this reason.
Bromelain can be consumed either as an extract or in a powder form which is mixed with liquid. Some people may experience bloating, nausea, and digestive issues when taking bromelain supplements and these side effects are common when consuming it in its natural form too.