Pineapple is a good choice because it provides vitamins, minerals and other nutrients.
There is a belief among some people that eating a lot of pineapple helps in weight loss. The so-called “pineapple diet” has become popular among people who are trying to lose weight, but does it really work?
This belief may be true. That’s because pineapple contains one enzyme-Bromelain, which strengthens the body, fights against inflammatory organism processes and reduces cellulite resulting from rapid weight loss or weight gain. This enzyme also decomposes the protein that causes blood clotting which helps reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis and heart disease as well as it keeps the skin glowing and reduces wrinkles, pimples and acne.
The idea that eating pineapple will increase weight loss is not proven and there are no case studies or researches provided to support the use of pineapple as a part of weight loss, but there are some people who eat pineapple regularly started to lose a few pounds.
That is because the pineapple contains a lot of fiber and has a low number of calories compared to its sweet taste which makes you feel full after eating pineapple and lowers the urge to eat more.
However, this does not mean that you can only depend on eating pineapple in order to lose weight. To lose weight in a healthy way, ensure that you get all the nutrients you need. It should be noticed that even though pineapple is rich in vitamins, minerals and amino acids, but also it lacks many essential elements such as protein and healthy fats. So if you want to lose weight, eating a healthy, balanced diet rich in all food groups is a better option rather than adding pineapple to whatever you're already eating.
Maha Nafea
Personal health coach and nutritionist worked as special nutritionist in Hamad hospital, graduated form Qatar university and recently got the plant based diet program from Cornell university.