Gaining weight is so easy, you just have to eat, eat and eat but losing weight is the most difficult task. I remember three years back when I was a fat girl; at that time I use to feel that all what is in me will burst out one day. My relatives and friends used to make fun of me. However, I decided that I will lose weight and for that I consulted a nutritionist. She made my diet chart, which I had to follow for three months. It was not something which I couldn’t follow because I had to take simple vegetables and fruits. Do you know it included pineapple too? YES pineapple! I ensure you that pineapple helps in losing weight. Pineapple contains lots of nutrients which help your body to gain energy. Below I will discuss in detail about benefits of pineapple for weight loss. First look at the nutritional profile of pineapple.
NUTRITIONAL PROFILE OF PINEAPPLE
Pineapple is excellent source of vitamins and minerals. These nutrients promote better health. Fresh pineapple, dried pineapple and canned pineapple contain low amount of fiber, whereas, pineapple juice is free from fibers. All of the above contain zero cholesterol and sodium. Foods that contain more fats are the cause of weight gain. Not only food that contains fats leads to weight gain but fats gathered around body organs are also the reason of increase in weight.
Below is the nutrients chart of pineapple.
From above description of nutrients present in pineapple, you will know that pineapple helps in weight loss.
BENEFITS OF PINEAPPLE FOR WEIGHT LOSS
Well, after eating pineapple, I can guarantee you that YES pineapple helps in weight loss. It depends on what type of pineapple you are eating and what quantity you intake.
Pineapple contains a slight sugar which facilitates to control hunger pangs. So, question here is ARE PINEAPPLES FATTENING? NO, pineapple in your diet helps you to reduce weight. Two to three chunks of pineapple in two days will not increase your weight. Instead they will help in burning the fat of body. More quantity of pineapple can be a bit risky. As pineapple is a sugary fruit and contain sweet flavor so consumption of excess amount of pineapples daily can increase your body weight.
DOES PINEAPPLE HELP BURN FATS?
Yes, fresh pineapple and juice of fresh pineapple helps in burning fats. They contain lipase and bromelain which help in digestion of fats. Pineapple is known as catabolic fruit.
If we talk about fresh pineapple, it contains lots of nutrients.
Pineapple is the only fruit that contain bromelain. Pineapple extract is another name for it. It is an effecting agent in digestion and also helps in reducing inflammation.
Do you know that inflammation is the cause of weight gain? Well, yes and besides this it also damage body cells. It reduces the effect of hormone Leptin, which controls body weight. Bromelain reduces its effect and because of which you can lose weight.
Bromelain also help in breaking down of food into digestible molecule. It prevents the body from digestive problems like, gas, bloating and bowel syndrome.
Thiamine is also known as vitamin B. It helps in converting carbohydrates and sugar into energy. This helps in weight loss, as sugar which is not converted into energy alter into fat.
Vitamin B3 is also known as niacin. It helps in burning food into energy. This helps in weight loss.
When you intake fiber, our body takes more time to digest it. This is a positive sign for weight loss, as you feel full for longer period. Fiber in pineapple is in insoluble form, although it does not directly help in weight loss but every type of fiber leaves you full, which somehow helps in losing weight.
Pineapple juice boosts the amount of nutrients in your body. It prevents the body from water retention. Are you familiar with the fact that water retention is the cause of gaining weight? Yes pineapple is tremendously hydrating. It acts as the best source for reducing water retention. If you are following strict calories diet plan and not losing weight then your body is going through water retention problem. So try pineapple juice and lose weight.
Everything has a good side and a bad side. Well, as now you know that pineapple helps in weight loss but you should be aware of the following things while taking pineapple,
Pineapples contain more sugar, whether its canned pineapple or fresh pineapple. Excess use of pineapple can lead to health issues and it can also affect your teeth and gums.
Pineapple is acidic in nature. It can cause a problem for people who have stomach ulcer.
If you intake unripe pineapple then it can be toxic. Once pineapple is picked, if it is unripe it won’t ripe at home. Check article HOW CAN YOU KNOW PINEAPPLE IS RIPE AND READY TO SERVE.
According to a general rule, when you consume more calories than the requirement of your body, you will ultimately gain weight so the only way to reduce body weight is to keep an eye on the intake of calories. Try to eat fewer calories throughout the day and add pineapple in your diet but in combination with low calorie foods. You need to watch your portion size and consume pineapple in limited quantity.
I hope the above information will help you. Let me know about your reviews by commenting below.