Pineapple is a fruit overloaded with sugar and acid..(Bromelain content) so when the water hits your taste buds, they are stimulated and temporary unable to report sugar and acid at the moment and then they report only one thing…alkaline (bitter) taste of which water is also slightly alkaline because of dissolved minerals.
Bromelain is a plant protease enzyme which helps in breakdown of proteins…After eating pineapple, the bromelain starts to break down our tongue proteins hence the prickly/tingling sensation..Its bad taste can also be linked to its high concenteration of vitamin C.
Bromelain is also a natural anticoagulant that works by breaking down the blood-clotting protein fibrin.
ANY EFFECT OF TAKING WATER AFTER EATING PINEAPPLE?
It disrupts the pH level
Your body needs a certain pH level to digest the food. This pH level is disturbed if you consume water after having food items which already contain water. This is because too much of water will dilute the pH of your digestive system and will lead to a weakened digestion. Due to the presence of fibre and water, fruits like papaya or melon are not advised to be taken on an empty stomach as they dilute the pH level of our digestive system and may end up being toxic.