Bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapple, has been shown in some studies to aid in healing. It reduces swelling, inflammation, and pain, especially in joint and tendon injuries. While the results are mixed, it doesn’t hurt to try to add a little extra into your diet. (To get major effects, you’ll have to take a bromelain supplement, so talk to your doctor).
In the meantime, give this easy ham and pineapple recipe a shot. It’s easy, tastes great, and left me with enough ham to add to my eggs in the morning for the next few days.
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Cook time||6 hours|
|Total time||6 hours, 5 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Dish|
- 1 ham, bone-in or spiral sliced
- 1 can pineapple (chunks or tidbits work best)
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
|Place ham in crockpot and top with brown sugar.|
|Pour the entire can of pineapple and juice over the ham.|
|Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.|