Secret Side Effects of Eating Pineapple

1. It's a potential aid in treatment for IBD


"Bromelain plays a role as a powerful anti-inflammatory, which one study showed a decrease in inflammatory mediators for individuals with IBD

2. It can cause intense itching, hives and swelling


"Pineapple is a source of natural rubber latex. If known to have this allergy, an individual should not consume pineapple.

3. It can reduce inflammation


"Pineapple is packed with the antioxidant vitamin C which has anti-inflammatory properties that may help decrease joint pain caused by osteoarthritis,support immune health

4. It could cause diarrhea and vomiting


"Although uncommon, some individuals sensitive to bromelain or who consume excessive amounts of pineapple report experiencing diarrhea and vomiting

5. It can cause tenderness of the mouth


"Due to bromelain's meat tenderizing properties, eating too much can cause tenderness of the mouth, lip, and tongue," says Valdez.

6. It can improve bone health


"Pineapple is a good source of manganese, which is important for bone health," says Gans.

7. It can reduce pain


"Bromelain contains anti-inflammatory properties that have been used to reduce pain and swelling from burns, joint pain, and other inflammatory diseases," says Valdez.

8. It may reduce high blood pressure


Bromelain contains anti-inflammatory properties that have been used to reduce pain and swelling from burns,joint pain, and other inflammatory diseases,says Valdez

9. It could cause excessive bleeding


Bromelain also works as an anti-coagulant that thins the blood and prevents blood from clotting, which may cause excessive bleeding.

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