Can Pineapple Juice Speed Up Digestion?

Jorge sent us the following question, can pineapple juice speed up digestion? Raw fresh unpasteurized pineapple can juice can speed up digestion, as it contains a proteolytic enzyme known as Bromelain. This enzyme has been scientifically proven to aid in the digestion process, as well as strengthening the natural lining in the digestive tract. Another way that Bromelain will aid in digestion, is that is breaks down proteins, hence the reason it is often used in it's raw powdered form as a meat tenderizer. So if you suffer from constipation or indigestion, then drink down some raw fresh homemade pineapple juice, along with some water. It should be noted however, that if you suffer from a serious digestive condition, then you should never try a home remedy such as this without first consulting a doctor. Thanks for the question.