Pineapples and the Trying To Conceive go hand in hand. It has become the (unofficial) symbol of our community. But let’s set aside the symbolism of the pineapple and look at the fruit itself.
Pineapples contain loads of vitamins and minerals, and when it comes to fertility, it’s all about an enzyme called bromelain.
Does Bromelain Boost Fertility?
The pineapple, especially the pineapple core, contains a lot of that bromelain. It has anti-inflammatory properties, is a (mild) blood thinner and can aid with food digestion. And while there are theories that blood thinners and anti-inflammatory agents may aid in embryo implantation, that’s sort of where the association stops.
There are no scientific studies that show a benefit of pineapple (or bromelain) on fertility directly.
That being said: it still…
– is chock full of vitamins.
– is a really cool looking fruit.
– tastes great.
– an amazing symbol of the TTC community.
I’d say that gives us permission to munch on some pineapple while TTC!
Buuutttt, if you don’t like pineapples, please don’t force yourself to eat it as it’s probably not going to make the difference!