Suffering from digestive issues isn’t fun. Sometimes you end up with an upset stomach or the runs. One of the best whole foods we can use to help promote healthy digestion and ease digestion discomforts is Pineapples. Pineapples contain medicinal properties in them that help soothe and comfort the stomach naturally when it is in distress.

How Does Pineapples Help Digestive Issues?

Well, pineapples contain digestive a digestive enzyme in them called, “Bromelain”. Bromelain helps break down hard to digest proteins in our digestive tract naturally so we do not end up with gas, bloating, nausea, upset stomach, diarrhea, burping or constipation

Best Ways to Eat Pineapples to Prevent and Relieve Digestive Issues

The key to preventing digestive issues is eating fresh well ripened sliced of pineapple in between meals throughout the day. However, the pineapple slices must be fresh for them to contain medicinal doses of Bromelain in them to help prevent digestive discomforts. However, fresh frozen pineapples are options too. If you’re trying to relieve digestive discomforts after a meal have one cup of fresh pineapple for dessert or snack and it should soothe any digestive discomforts you may have right away. If you find eating slices of fresh pineapple hard to do, you may make fresh pineapple smoothies using organic yogurt or a pineapple slushy using ice and water. When I have digestive discomforts I prefer to apple 1 cup of fresh pineapple chunks into a blender with some ice to make a pineapple slushy because I find it is more soothing than just eating fresh pineapples. In addition, I find it help hydrate me better especially if my digestive discomforts caused diarrhea and vomiting.

Pineapples for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Those of you who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome can benefit from eating fresh slices of pineapples daily for snack because it will help promote healthy digestion and soothe the lining of the stomach and intestines naturally. However, eating too much pineapple can cause constipation and the runs so try only a couple slices a day before a meal. I personally find that eating two to three slices of fresh ice cold pineapple a day contains just that right amount of antioxidants to help relieve the inflammation in my digestive tract naturally so I do not have too many flare ups and find myself running to the bathroom all the time in pain. Pineapples also contain high amounts of vitamin C, which helps support the immune system and helps treat irritable bowel syndrome naturally.

Precautions with Pineapple

People who are allergic to pineapple should not use it as a natural remedy to treat digestive issues naturally. Instead, they should consult with a doctor to find another solution that is best for them. Overall, pineapples are wonderful whole foods to eat to help keep the digestive system healthy and running smoothly, but they can cause your tongue to feel sore and irritated if eaten in high amounts due to the high amount of acid in them.