Are Pineapples Good or Bad for Endometriosis?

Growing up with debilitating migraines, which were often accompanied by nausea and vomiting, I had a lot of chicken broth and soup. They were easy on my queasy stomach and soothing to my soul. Then my mom started giving me pineapple. It seemed like such an odd thing to give me when I wasn’t feeling well. That doesn’t seem like it’s going to be gentle on my stomach.

To my surprise – but not Mom’s – it was not only gentle on my stomach, but actually healing too. Turns out, there’s an enzyme called bromelain in pineapple that offers many health benefits…

But also one warning for us endo sisters: Yes, pineapple is anti-inflammatory; however, many women report its tendency to increase blood flow, potentially making heavy periods worse.

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