Does pineapple really boost your fertility? For centuries, there has been a belief in existence that increasing your pineapple intake also increases your chances of conception. Scientifically speaking, a substance called bromelain can be found at the core of the pineapple. Bromelain is known to possess anti-inflammatory properties. Bromelain also works as a blood thinner, increasing blood flow to the uterus. Both of these characteristics are thought to improve the possibility of pregnancy.
And while the pregnancy prowess of the pineapple is not a proven fact, pineapple is packed with nutrients, making it an excellent superfood to incorporate into your pre-pregnancy diet…and for that matter…ANY DIET! For pregnancy purposes though, the best time to partake in your pineapple pick-me-up is following ovulation.
Some excellent pineapple snack ideas include adding chopped pineapple to Greek yogurt; grilling pineapple slices on the barbeque for a sweet, caramelized side dish or to serve atop ham steaks; blending pineapple along with bits of its nourishing core into a refreshing smoothie; skewering chunks with cherry tomatoes, red onion slices and shrimp and glazing with teriyaki sauce for a barbecue delight; adding it to your oatmeal or simply drinking fresh pineapple juice.
Of course, a great place to put your hands on deliciously sweet, affordable pineapples is Perrine’s Produce. You can find Perrine’s Produce in New Smyrna Beach, Ormond Beach, Port Orange and soon in Edgewater. May your pregnancy attempts be fruitful!