Ah, the luscious, juicy pineapple! Who doesn’t love a sweet pineapple on a hot summer day? There are many wonderful benefits to eating this delicious fruit.
Let’s start with that fact that a pineapple is actually a flower. There are only a few foods regularly consumed that are actually flowers, another super fertility flower food is the artichoke (more about that in another post).
A quick Google search will show you that pineapple is rich in bromelain–this wonderful nutrient is a natural blood thinner, anti-inflammatory, and improves digestion. Remember that the core is where most of the bromelain is found so even though it’s a little tough you want to be sure to eat this instead of throwing it away. Dietary supplements of bromelain are not recommended because this nutrient works synergistically with other compounds found in the whole pineapple. So, enjoy your food rather than popping a pill. Many people want to know exactly how much pineapple they should be eating each day. The answer is that it varies from person to person. If you have a thick white coating on your tongue that’s a sign that your digestion has slowed down so you’ll want to include plenty of pineapple. Realistically, it’s up to you to be aware of when to keep eating and when your body is satisfied with how much pineapple you’ve had. One of the other benefits to bromelain is that it is a powerful enzyme which, over time, can help to break down tissue such as endometriosis, blocked fallopian tubes, and other types of scar tissue.
Pineapples are in season March-June so this is definitely the best time to consume plenty. Of course, they’re available year round but your body has other needs during the different seasons.
Another of the wonderful benefits of pineapple is that it is rich in quercitin. You can tell it’s rich in quercitin because of its yellow color. In fact, all quercitin is from a chemical structure perspective is the yellow pigment. Here is what it looks like
What this does for you is, very simply, it causes you to feel happy. So, the more yellow foods you include in your diet the easier it will become to maintain a happy outlook even while struggling to get pregnant. At the same time, the yellow foods will help to clean up your health and get you able to get pregnant more quickly! Great news for everyone!
Today’s tip: Add at least one yellow food to your day each and every day. This can be a fruit or a vegetable. Just go to your local grocery store and stock your cart with a variety of yellow foods to get yourself happier and pregnant!
Leave a comment below to tell us what yellow foods you’re enjoying lately.
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