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The Unexpected Side Effect You Could Get When Eating Pineapple
By Renee Cosme
Not only is pineapple delicious, but it is also nutritious, as the fruit contains beneficial fiber, and vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, folate, zinc, and potassium. Due to its health benefits, it may seem like a good idea to eat pineapple by the pound, but it may come with surprising side effects.
The consumption of pineapple may result in symptoms like tongue irritation, burning sensations in the mouth, upset stomach, and diarrhea. These unpleasant side effects are due to bromelain, an enzyme group that degrades protein and is naturally found in pineapple.
The unpleasant side effects of pineapple are fairly uncommon, but if you want to avoid them, grilling pineapple will denature the bromelain within the fruit and reduce the negative effects. Fresh pineapple chunks can also be left to soak in salty water for a couple of minutes, and eating it with other foods can decrease the unpleasant sensations.