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One Major Side Effect of Eating Pineapple, Says Dietitian

As far as summer fruits go, it's hard to beat the reigning queen herself, the pineapple (she literally comes with a crown!). Even if pineapple didn't look as regal as it does, there's more than enough health benefits to help it rise to the top of the summer fruit food pyramid: this sweet and tangy fruit is packed full of vitamins and minerals, can aid in digestion , and works equally well served on chicken kebabs as it does on the side of a pina colada glass. In just one cup of fresh pineapple, you'll get more than 100% of your daily value of vitamin C and 180 milligrams of potassium. Pineapple is also loaded with an enzyme called bromelain, which registered dietitian Erin Palinski-Wade, RD  author of Belly Fat Diet For Dummies , says acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory. Studies have shown bromelain to be potentially beneficial in a wide variety of applications; topically, it can aid in the healing of burns, bruises, muscle strain, and tendonitis , and when taken o