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boost your recovery with pineapple juice

TikTokers are going crazy over pineapple juice before and after wisdom teeth surgery to help reduce the extent of swelling and bruising.

Pineapple juice has recently gained a lot of popularity on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram, where people rave about its healing power after invasive surgical procedures like having your wisdom teeth extracted. But is this tropical fruit really worth all the hype?

Here we will review a few of the benefits of consuming pineapples before and after your surgery, making it a recovery super fruit:

1) Anti-inflammatory properties:

Pineapple contains Bromelain, a powerful enzyme that has many beneficial properties like speeding up your recovery by reducing the extent of inflammation after surgery. It also minimizes the extent of swelling & bruising, which is particularly beneficial for recovery from wisdom teeth surgery.

2) Supports your immune system:

Pineapples are a great source of Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that protects our bodies and helps our immune system with fighting infection. Consuming pineapples before and after surgery can reduce your risks of developing an infection by boosting your immune system.

3) Reduces nausea Another wonderful effect of bromelain is that it aids with overall digestion and helps fight nausea. Bromelain may help to breakdown protein faster, improving the speed of digestion. In addition to bromelain, pineapples also contain a high content of water and fiber, which can help ease constipation, a common complication after surgery.

So there you have it...Pineapples may very well be the recovery super fruit that can help expedite your recovery after wisdom teeth surgery. You can enjoy the fruit whole or as a juice. If you don't like pineapples, Bromelain also comes as an over the counter supplement that you can purchase from your pharmacy without a prescription.

Before you begin eating pineapple in preparation for surgery, check with your family physician in case of any interactions with your regular medications. Consuming this beneficial fruit is considered safe in almost all circumstances, but you will want to be certain that your doctor agrees that it is right for you.

How much should I eat?

There is no hard set rule on how much to consume, but like most things you don't want to overdue it. You can try having a glass of juice or several pieces of the fruit a day starting 5 days prior to your surgery and for 5 days after.


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