P is for Pineapple

by Leisa on July 23, 2009

Pineapple is one of my favourite fruits and contains many great healing properties, as well as tasting divine!

Pineapple is a rich source of the enzyme bromelain, which assists in protein digestion, have potent anti-inflammatory properties and can assist in the digestion and removal of toxic waste in the body. Any hot, acidic, inflammatory condition can be assisted by pineapple juice, as it is very healing and cleansing in these type of environments.

It can have a slight blood thinning effect and caution needs to be taken in people who are using blood thinning medication. Do not drink large amounts of fresh pineapple juice unless being monitored.

Pineapple contains many minerals, being high in manganese which is excellent for the brain, memory and learning; and chlorine and sulphur, both of which assist in the breakdown and reduction of mucous in the respiratory system.

Being anti-inflammatory and containing high amounts of malic acid, pineapple fasting can provide relief in a range of conditions where pain is a factor, especially acute back pain.

The organic acids in pineapple help to promote digestion, stimulating digestive juices and pancreatic enzymes for the breakdown of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. They are high in antioxidants, cleansing, purifying and providing nutrients for blood and skin cell development.

Enzyme Juice:
½   Pineapple
2 Oranges
1 Lemon, including the peel

Makes 500ml

Just add some coconut water and fresh young Thai coconut meat to this juice, and blend, and you have your very own non-alcoholic Pina Colada! Perfect for sipping while laying next to the pool in summer.



Please feel welcome to leave your comment, feedback or question about this blog post below! If you would prefer not to use your own email address, just type in the box below to post your comment. We'd love to hear from you!

No comments yet

Leave Your Comment


(Spamcheck Enabled)


Previous post:

Next post: