You throw out the pineapple core
“You might not want to eat the core of a pineapple, but you can use it to get a little extra bromelain, which reduces inflammation,” says Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN, CLT, wellness consultant and author of shawsimpleswaps.com. Shaw suggests chopping the core and floating it in a pitcher of water. “I get a nice little hit of it, plus it helps me drink more water during the week,” she says. You can also cook it down, or if you don’t mind a little extra chewing, cut it into small chunks and eat raw.