“I am eating a lot of pineapples and drinking a lot of pineapple juices to burn more fat! “
I’ve heard this sentence a lot! And I am quite sure that you did as well!
But is that true??
Like many other fruits, pineapples are very rich in vitamin C, which helps in fat oxidation… So it is that vitamin C that can give you this effect…
Raw pineapples are much higher in vitamin C than the juice, and surely lower in calories..
A four-week study at the University of Arizona State has shown that this beneficial effect of vitamin C doesn’t lead to reduced fat in the short term, but suggests it could be effective at trimming waistlines over longer periods.
According to the US Department of Agriculture, one whole raw and fresh pineapple contains 432 mg of vitamin C. The same amount of canned pineapple, however has only 7 mg of vitamin C.
A diet that includes raw, unprocessed pineapple on a daily basis ensures high vitamin C intake, and so promotes fat burning.
Pineapples also contain a super enzyme that has lots of medicinal benefits… This enzyme was also extracted to consume it as pills!
Pineapples contain antioxidants that boost the immune system and make the body resistant to diseases. Vitamin C prevents cold, sore throat and coughs.
It also helps the body in the absorption of iron while bromelain helps the body digest protein, and thus keeps the digestive tract functioning properly. In addition, it is effective in treating menstrual disorders.
Pineapples also contains fiber that regulates bowel movements and a selection of essential minerals, including potassium and magnesium.
Pineapple juice acts as natural diuretic and relieves the body of toxins from kidneys and liver. As a result, loss of weight may occur.
But don’t forget!!
2 raw pineapple slices contain 60 calories!!
1 glass of pineapple juice contains 120 calories!!
So you can’t have them as a free food item, especially if you are on a healthy diet!! 😉