3. Its Enzymes Can Aid Digestion: Benefits of Eating Pineapple
Bromelain is a group of digestive enzymes found in pineapples.
They act as proteases, breaking down protein molecules into their constituents. Such as amino acids and tiny peptides.
Protein molecules are more easily absorbed across the small intestine once they have been broken down. This is especially beneficial for patients who have pancreatic insufficiency. A disease in which the pancreas does not produce enough digestive enzymes.
One research, for example, found that participants with pancreatic insufficiency had improved digestion. After taking a digestive enzyme supplement with bromelain vs the same digestive enzyme supplement without bromelain.
Because of its capacity to break down tough meat proteins. Bromelain is also frequently employed as a commercial meat tenderizer.