With its sharp blades and thick skin, the pineapple is as intimidating as a porcupine, but equally compelling due to its juicy, sweet, golden meat. What many people don’t realize about this tasty fruit, however, is that it is infinitely more useful to humans than just a garnish for tropical drinks. It is literally medicine. Pineapple is native to South America and a treasured part of Hawaiian folk medicine. Pineapple juice is widely used as a natural remedy to treat everything from indigestion to allergies, brimming with vitamin C, B1, potassium, and manganese.

In addition to these phytonutrients, it seems that the secret to its almost supernatural healing power comes from a digestive enzyme called bromelain. In fact, pineapple is one of the richest sources of bromelain in the world. Bromelain in pineapple has been shown to increase metabolism and burn fat.

Bromelain from pineapple, a miracle enzyme

If you incorporate it into your fat loss and weight loss regimen, there are 3 main ways you can take advantage of the bromelain in pineapple:

  1. Eating the fiber-rich core of a pineapple juices , and is ripe as it is the best way to consume natural sources of bromelain. Keep in mind that the more mature the fruit, the softer the kernel will be. So be sure to keep it an extra day or two outside to make sure you’re not chewing on a tough stalk. Keep in mind that the flesh of a pineapple is good for you too, but it doesn’t have the high bromelain content as the core.
  2. Drinking fresh pineapple juice . Extract the juice from the core of the pineapple or incorporate it into a smoothie along with other vegetables such as cucumber. Drinking fresh pineapple juice has been shown to be a powerful remedy against inflammatory diseases. It is recommended to drink 4 ounces a day to help prevent digestive problems and up to 8 ounces to treat conditions such as ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease or constipation.
  3. Taking a natural bromelain supplement or bromelain proteolytic enzyme supplement can also be very effective if it targets a specific or chronic inflammatory disease. If you are trying to improve digestion, it is recommended to take it with meals, but for all other health problems take it on an empty stomach.

Nutritionists recommend regular consumption of pineapples, as this fruit contributes to a natural weight loss process, eliminates cellulite, prevents wrinkles and fights allergies. A good pineapple juice daily will do wonders for your body, especially the digestive system.

We recommend the following juice with pineapple to lighten the intestine and therefore burn fat to lose weight:

Pineapple juice to burn fat and lose weight

Ingredients:

  • 1 whole pineapple, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 1 teaspoon flaxseed oil
  • 2 liters of cold water
  • juice of 3 lemons

preparation:

  1. Keep the pineapple in the fridge before preparing this delicious juice, as it will taste better. Clean it and cut it into pieces once the meat and the core are soft.
  2. Put the pieces in a blender, then add the flaxseed oil and lemon juice. Finally, add the cold water and ice.
  3. Mix well and keep the juice in the refrigerator.

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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