The Surprising Side-Effects Of Eating Pineapples

The wellness and health benefits of this tropical fruit favorite might surprise you.

That Piña Colada might be better for you than you think: As it happens, consuming fresh pineapple helps bruises disappear. “Bromelain is an enzyme naturally found in pineapples that has been shown in trials to make bruises heal more rapidly,” says Whitney P. Bowe, MD of Advanced Dermatology in Briarcliff Manor and New York City. “It also has anti-inflammatory properties that can help with swelling. I find it useful after surgeries as well as after cosmetic procedures such as fillers that might cause light bruising.”