Nausea seems to be fairly common with pregnancy

and doctors will prescribe several different medications to try to relieve this at times debilitating concern. It's been a long time since I was pregnant, but have watched friends and family attempt to find ways to alleviate the problem without resorting to pharmaceutical medications.  We've written before about the well-known benefits of using fresh ginger and in some situations ginger essential oil - check out our blog about ginger and nausea.

My daughter sent me this recipe this morning and I just thought it was too good not to share. Pineapple has amazing properties in many ways, but it is particularly well known for its natural digestive enzyme, bromelain. Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme (meaning that it digests protein) and is found in fresh pineapples and for that reason is used for support of digestion and nausea

Bromelain is also a natural anticoagulant, so if you are having any abnormal blood clotting issues with your pregnancy, please talk to your doctor first. There is also research available that supports the belief that bromelain can improve immune function.

Regardless of whether you're pregnant, suffer with chronic heartburn, or like me just think this sounds like a really good mixture of ingredients that would taste awesome, here is the recipe. If you try it, please let us know if it helped with your nausea or heartburn - or if you did or didn't like the recipe.  We're sharing it from - check them out too.

Cantaloupe Crush

Serves: 2

Whether you're suffering from pregnancy nausea, heartburn, or just in need of a cool and refreshing snack or breakfast idea, this is the perfect nutritious pick-me-up.

  • 1 cup cantaloupe cubes
  •  1/3 cup pineapple chunks (preferably fresh and organic ...Ann's notes)
  •  1/4 cup orange juice
  •  1/2 cup frozen or canned peaches
  •  1 teaspoon sugar
  •  3 ice cubes 


    Whirl all ingredients in a blender until smooth.


    (per serving) Calories: 96.6 Fat: 0.4 g Carbohydrates: 24.3 g Protein: 1.3 g