When trying to get pregnant, you may be overwhelmed with information and advice that often seems to good to be true. But sometimes, there is a chance the ‘remedy’ could work and either way it poses little to no harm to give it a try. Pineapple is one such fertility solution.
Pineapple core contains bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme known for breaking up the proteins that inhibit an embryo from implanting in a woman’s uterus. As such, many women and experts in natural medicine and fertility alternatives suggest the consumption of pineapple core during the period of a woman’s cycle when implantation could occur. Pineapple core also contains enzymes that help reduce blood stasis and internal heat. Alternative medicine practitioners feel this can be helpful to women suffering from endometriosis.
If your doctor says a bit of pineapple is OK, below are some suggestions on to make the fruit work for you.
When should I consume pineapple?
If you are undergoing IVF, consume one portion of pineapple core each day, over a five-day period, beginning the day of your embryo transfer. Similarly, if you are doing IUI, consume one portion of pineapple core each day, over a five-day period, beginning with the day of your IUI.
If you are not undergoing fertility treatments, consume one portion of pineapple core, over a five-day period, beginning the day after ovulation. Use an ovulation predictor kit to determine when this may be.
How much pineapple should I eat?
A portion is determined by dividing a pineapple core into five equal parts. One-fifth of a single pineapple core equals one portion.