Pineapple is one fruit we underestimate, a bunch of nutritional goodness. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C needed to boost our immune system, prevent inflammation, and aid quick recovery and wound healing. It is full of antioxidants that help to prevent and fight diseases and infections. It contains fibres that help our digestive system a lot, especially with easy bowel movements

Pineapple contains other Vitamins like Vitamin A, B, and K and minerals like calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, etc. Pineapple contains s powerful enzyme known as “bromelain” which helps to break down proteinous foods easily. This same enzyme help to reduce the risks, and fight and suppress cancer. It can serve as a healing aid for arthritis and sore muscles from exercises. It can aid healthy sexual health for both men and women if eaten moderately because pineapple is very high in sugar


  1. Pineapple can have a harsh taste that can begin to itch your tongue, especially when not fully ripe
  2. Eating too much pineapple can cause diarrhea, stomach upset, heartburn, nausea, and vomiting
  3. It may not be advisable for people who are diabetic as it can spike blood sugar levels
  4. Pineapple is highly acidic and can irritate people who have ulcers and overeating it can cause ulcers too
  5. Persons with kidney failure may want to tread carefully with pineapple as it can cause potassium buildup along the kidneys

Please note:
Pregnant women may want to be careful with pineapple. Studies have shown bromelain can ripen the cervix quickly to induce delivery. If you are not anywhere near your due date, biko….stay away from plenty of pineapples or avoid them completely.

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