Bromelain in Pineapples

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Chemotherapy destroys healthy cells throughout your body right along with cancer cells, a “side effect” that often leads to accelerated death, not healing; it is also known to encourage the growth of the treatment-resistant cells within tumors, making the cancer more deadly as a result

A handful of natural compounds have been discovered that exhibit an effect called “selective cytotoxicity,” which means they are able to kill cancer cells while leaving healthy cells and tissue unharmed

Bromelain, an enzyme that can be extracted from pineapple stems, is selectively cytotoxic, and was shown superior to the chemotherapy drug 5-fluorauracil in treating cancer in the animal model

Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme, which can be helpful in treating cancer because it helps restore balance to your immune system, among other cancer-fighting benefits (Read Full Article)

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