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The pineapple fruit has many beneficial effects to the human body. Pineapple contains the protein digesting enzyme mixture called bromelain. This enzyme is natural anti-inflammatory that encourages healing. It also brings many health benefits. Bromelain is very effective in treating bruises, sprains and strains by reducing swelling, tenderness and pain, this according to Dr. Andrew Weil. This bromelain enzyme helps break down the amino acid bonds in proteins, which promotes good digestion. The uses of bromelain is similar to those of papaya.