Eating a sugar laden dessert right after a meal is one of the worst things you can do for digestion. It is a guaranteed formula for causing excess acidity in the body. And on top of that, a sure fire plan for weight gain. Some health food gurus say, if you are going to have dessert with your meal, just eat it first, and give it a few minutes to digest, before the main meal. A better option is to make a healthier dessert and include some plant foods that contain natural enzymes. Pineapple and basil are both known for their digestion benefits.
The Secret to Good Pineapple
The secret with pineapple is this; it must be fresh. Canned pineapple won’t do a thing for your digestion. The best way to make this recipe is to cut up a fresh pineapple and chill it yourself. Frozen pineapple from the store is a distant runner up to be used only for convenience sake.
Bromelain is the enzyme in pineapple that is responsible for it’s digestive benefit. The canning process destroys bromelain. Bromelain is good for breaking down protein, this is what makes it such a valuable enzyme. What can I say about Basil? Well it’s green for starters, almost any green plant is going to be good for the body and alkalinity. [ad name=”Food Enzymes – NSP 300w”]Go Green! Basil has been praised by herbalists as a tonic for digestion. I think I will make some of this myself this afternoon and enjoy it as an afternoon snack. I still have some nice basil plants growing in my garden.
Pineapple Basil Sorbet, Dessert Ingredients
- Fresh pineapple, chilled / frozen
- Fresh Basil leaves, grow it yourself and pick if you can!
- Ice cubes
- Coconut milk
Stick it all in the blender and give it a whirl, super quick and easy.
Nutrition in a Pineapple
Vitamins B1, B2, B12, C, PP, carotene, iron, zinc, copper, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iodine, manganese