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Dear Dr. Dehal,

I understand that fruit is not to be combined with foods, but have heard from some sources that pineapple is an exception, and eaten with food actually aids the digestive process. Is this true? And irrespective of whether it is raw or cooked?

Thank you for your help and all best wishes!

I am really very sorry for the delay in answering.
Its a rule that fruits shouls not be taken just after food and its better to take any fruit atleast one hour before food. And i believe that this rule also applies on pineapple.
Though pineapple has some chemicals in its juice which helps a lot in digestion of food especially proteins. It also increases digestion power.


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Dr.Gary Dehal


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