Focus On Food – Pineapple

Summer means the availability of our delicious summer fruits will be on the rise. Pineapple grows in tropical regions and is renowned for its refreshing zesty taste.

Pineapples are loaded with vitamin C, manganese, B1 and B6. As well as this they are high in fibre and contain a digestive enzymes called bromelain, so have a beneficial effect on the digestive system.

The bromelain is highly concentrated in the core of the pineapple, so be sure not to throw it away! Bromelain has been found to be highly antiinflammatory, antiallergic and can help to improve immune function.

Some common disorders that pineapple may benefit include:
  • Indigestion
  • Arthritis
  • Allergies
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Autoimmune disease

Pineapple can be enjoyed on its own, in a fruit salad, freshly juiced or in a smoothie. Why not cut up some pineapple and take it to work with you?