Lurking behind the pineapple’s prickly exterior is a golden flesh, heralded for its sweet citrusy flavor and enzyme– bromelain.
Best eaten when just freshly sliced (fresh fruits and vegetables start to oxidize and begin to lose nutrients after slicing), and on an empty stomach, the enzyme in pineapple powerfully aids in digestion. Due to its digestive enhancement qualities, bromelain is commonly isolated and found in digestive enhancement supplements– a hot item on the market these days.
Aside from its important role in digestion, bromelain has an impressive resume.
Experience: Naturally found in pineapple; looking to support the health and immunity of the body by enhancing digestion, and warding off inflammation.
- Thought to reduce tissue irritation, helps to keep the skin youthful and glowing
- Considered a powerful anti-inflammatory and used to treat joint inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis
- Commonly used to combat swelling after post-traumatic stress
- Research shows that there is a reduction in platelet aggregation
- Helps to reduce plaque build-up in arteries
- Helps to breakdown food properly and completely for assimilation of nutrients
Note: Due to it’s porous skin, try to enjoy organic pineapples, especially since pineapples are not one to be grown “locally.”
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As for my winners- I have randomly chosen the following (4) to win NuNaturals new Lemon and Orange flavors!
“I am working on eliminating sugar, so this would is a perfect time to finally try stevia. I am especially intrugued by using it in homemade salad dressing. Store bought dressing has so much sugar! Thanks for offering the giveaway–love your blog!”
“I have the origional flavwould love to try some flavored stevia! Smoothies, summer-y dressings, tea, homemade sorbet”
“I liked them both on Facebook! I am new to your blog but I absolutely love it! Your health information is very insightful and all of your recipies sound amazing. I have actually never used any of NuNaturals products but I would love the opprotunity to do so. I am a college girl who is always looking for new, creative things to cook with. I would love to use the NuNatural orange and lemon flavors in my smoothies and my baking!”
4. Sunnie of MGN:
“Salad recipe looks amazing- thanks for sharing! I would definitely use the the NuNaturals in my smoothies to amp up flavor. I would also like to try marinating with them- particularly salmon. It would be so nice to have a different flavor than vanilla in my yogurt, too! Also, I liked your Facebook page.:)”
Thanks so much to all that entered! Please send me your shipping information, etc. so that I may pass it on to NuNaturals!