The South American fruit pineapple, also known as pineapple, is one of the most sought after and most used types of fruit to lose weight naturally and to detoxify the body. In addition, this fruit is delicious, especially if it is eaten fresh. In this article we describe two of the numerous properties of pineapple to detoxify the body.

Pineapple is considered a real vitamin bomb, and not only because of this, the fruit has a particularly positive effect on health. Above all, the high proportion of valuable enzymes it provides is valued: bromelain which helps with detoxification of the body.

Pineapple is a natural detoxifier

One of the most important properties of pineapple is its diuretic effectiveness for our body. It not only helps to remove water from the tissue of our body, but it also removes toxins that accumulate in our body. The cause of fluid accumulation can be, among other things, an unhealthy lifestyle, such as a sedentary lifestyle, excessive salt consumption or even circulatory disorders, which should be examined by the doctor.

Keep in mind that pineapples should be consumed naturally, without overdoing it, as extreme fluid loss can lead to dehydration. [ 3,4,5 ]

It is also an important natural anti-inflammatory

The pineapple fruit ( Ananas comosus ) is rich in nutrients including calcium, potassium, as well as vitamin C and vitamin A. Fresh pineapple is rich in bromelain which can act as an anti-inflammatory [¹]. Interestingly, pineapple fruits contain eight phenolic compounds, including gallic acid, gentisic acid, syringic acid, vanillin, ferulic acid, synapic acid, isoferulic acid, and o-coumaric acid. These phenolic compounds exhibit antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory function, in addition to inhibiting hydrolytic and oxidative enzymes in human cells.

Pineapple as a dietary ingredient

The aforementioned benefit of pineapple is directly related to the benefit for weight loss, as excess fluid is also lost on a diet. Above all, fluid is lost in the abdominal region. Because this type of fruit is low in calories and mainly water, pineapple can be eaten on a diet.

Since pineapple is also high in fiber, it helps regulate the digestive process . This fruit also contains bromelain, as we already mentioned, an enzyme that helps in the processing of poorly tolerated proteins. This substance prevents unpleasant symptoms, such as constipation, stomach bloating and flatulence after meals that are difficult to tolerate.

It is very important to only consume freshly cut and peeled pineapple slices to take advantage of all its benefits.

Pineapple has progressed to become a favorable fruit in the treatment of obesity and dyslipidemia, as it contains a large amount of bromelain, which plays a role in lipolysis and decreases the severity of cardiovascular syndromes. Fresh fruits are known for their defensive impact against cardiovascular diseases. They have the benefit of containing high amounts of specific dietary fiber, which reduces the absorption of cholesterol by the body [²]

How to use pineapple to detoxify the body

The following recipe with pineapple and cucumber is easy to prepare and provides the benefits of the aforementioned fruit plus the properties of cucumber that also stimulates detoxification and weight loss.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium cucumbers.
  • 5 sprigs of celery.
  • ½ cup of chopped pineapple.
  • A pinch of grated fresh ginger.

Instructions:

  1. Add all the ingredients to the juicer and mix well.
  2. Add water to adjust the consistency and sprinkle a little salt to taste.
  3. It is recommended to drink it cold and as soon as it has been prepared so that all its properties are still available.

Bromelain has a wide range of therapeutic benefits, but the mode of its action is not properly understood. Bromelain is proven to be well absorbed into the body after oral administration and has no major side effects, even after prolonged use.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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