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From eNewsletter 4/3/2024

DID YOU KNOW that bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme derived from the stem of the pineapple, exhibits a wide range of activities, including anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic, anti-cancer, and anti-rheumatic properties?

According to a study from Food and Function, the anti-inflammatory activity of bromelain has been shown to be useful in treating inflammatory conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma, whereas the anti-cancer activity of bromelain is via induction of apoptosis, inhibition of angiogenesis, and enhancement of the body's immune response.

The anti-diabetic property of bromelain is owing to the improvement in glucose metabolism and reduction in insulin resistance.

For therapeutic value, supplementation is usually warranted. Unfortunately for those intolerant to pineapple, bromelain is not a viable option.

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