- Fresh pineapples are the only known source of bromelain, an enzyme that inhibits inflammation, a usual source of oxidation triggers leading to lung and breast cancer.
- The anti-inflammatory properties of bromelain may also hasten wound healing and prevent asthma flare-ups.
- Bromelain thins mucus, too, helpful for bronchitis and sinus problems.
- Bromelain could prevent sluggish blood, good for those with heart problems.
(HealthToday, Dec 06-Jan 07)