The pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical plant with edible multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries, also called pineapples, and the most economically significant plant in the Bromeliaceae family.
Pineapples can be consumed fresh, cooked, juiced, or preserved. They are found in a wide array of cuisines. In addition to consumption, the pineapple leaves are used to produce the textile fiber piña in the Philippines. The fiber is also used as a component for wallpaper and other furnishings.
Pineapples are good for digestion and also soothing the lining of the stomach and intestines. It is loaded with both soluble and insoluble fiber, and contains bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme that breaks down protein and aids digestion.
Pineapple also helps cure intestinal tract infections. Moreover, pineapple juice works as a natural laxative and hence treats constipation.
Enjoy this fruit between meals to facilitate good digestion. Do not eat it in excess though or it may cause gastrointestinal distress.