The Healthy Hack

Pineapple is a very juicy and refreshing fruit, even if it is not very appealing on the outside; we all know its benefits. Pineapple contains vitamins, fiber, minerals, and antioxidants. Little did we know that eating this fruit can also cause you side effects that might harm your health?

Let’s discuss them in details:

It Triggers Allergic Reaction To Some People

Bromelain, an enzyme contained in a pineapple, has the properties to digest proteins. People develop asthma and rhinitis because of overconsumption of the fruit. Also, some other people get a mild allergic reaction in the face and tongue. Though, this reaction subsides in few hours; but if not, consult your doctor immediately.

It Reacts With Drugs When Under A Medication

Bromelain, contained in pineapple, reacts with certain drugs which you must be careful of especially when you’re under a medication. It increases the absorption of antibiotics like amoxicillin and tetracycline and also increases the risk of bleeding if you are taking blood thinners. So, think twice before eating pineapple while on a medication and also consult your doctor if you are planning to include pineapple in your diet.

It Sensitizes Your Teeth

Pineapple is acidic in nature because its pH level ranges from 3.3 to 5.2. Overconsumption of this fruit increases the risk of making your teeth sensitive especially if you’re eating it on a regular basis. So be sure not to eat pineapple excessively just to prevent the condition of your teeth from something worse.

It Increases Blood Glucose Levels

Pineapple is just like other sweet fruit which contains fructose. Fructose is a kind of sugar that increases your blood sugar level in your body. This is not good for people who have health conditions especially to people who are diabetic. Consult your doctor and stick to the recommended intake to avoid complications.

It Causes Diarrhea

Too much of something, even if it is good, is bad. Pineapple contains fiber that helps your digestion. But, excessive eating of this fruit will cause you to vomit and have diarrhea. If you have this kind of condition, always drink plenty water. Visit a doctor if needed. Stick to the recommended intake of pineapple, 1 to 2 cups per day.

Raw Pineapple Causes You Harm

Always eat pineapple which is ripe. Look for a yellow or gold color on the outside and smell the bottom part to sense the sweetness. If you cut it, it should be yellow, fresh and juicy. These will tell you if the pineapple is ripe. Unripened pineapple causes you severe vomiting and diarrhea which is very difficult to deal with. If you have consumed a unripened pineapple, seek a doctor immediately.