I posted a week or so ago about swollen parotid glands I have noticed since eating a fruit based diet. They are not painful but are swollen and disfiguring.
The parotid gland secretes alpha-amylase which is the first step in the decomposition of starches during mastication. It breaks down amylose (straight chain starch) and amylopectin (branched starch) by hydrolyzing alpha 1,4 bonds(per wikipedia)
Anyway I have never seen Dr. Graham until today I watched a video on youtube and he appears to have extremely swollen parotid glands linked below.
Not the most flattering pictures -
It might be a type of fruit, who knows. I would love to find out as well!
It feels swollen (maybe the feeling is from the pineapple) but I had the puffiness before the pineapple episode. It's not HUGE but my mom noticed it. I would love for it to go away.
Pineapple is close to impossible to get ripe in North America so most people have bad reactions simply because it is unripe.