Pineapple is a healthy fruit in all respects. But it is especially attractive for those who dream of losing excess weight. Delicious, juicy, sweet, aromatic, it contains only 48 calories per hundred grams and the "magic" substance bromelain.
Bromelain - a myth or a publicity stunt
This special enzyme - bromelain, after it was discovered in pineapple by scientists, caused the "pineapple boom". But the effect fell short of expectations. Most women trying to lose weight by absorbing kilograms of pineapple have not achieved a tangible effect. And then bromelain began to be considered another publicity stunt invented by enterprising manufacturers of diet pills.
However, bromelain is not a myth. It is really contained in pineapple and it really makes you lose weight. This enzyme utilizes fat and is an excellent anti-inflammatory agent. In addition to bromelain, pineapple contains vitamin B1, which activates carbohydrate metabolism, which also plays an important role in the process of losing weight.
How to lose weight on pineapple
Low calories have already been mentioned. Pineapple is also a source of potassium, copper, zinc, iron, magnesium, manganese, calcium and iodine. It contains a lot of ascorbic acid, carotene, thiamine, riboflavin, fiber and even a little (0.4 grams) of protein. All this improves digestion, activates metabolic processes in the body and makes the pineapple diet quite balanced. In any case, vitamin deficiency on it does not threaten you.
Pineapple does not contain fat, reduces appetite. Whoever regularly eats a pineapple slice or drinks freshly squeezed pineapple juice eats less than others.
Thanks to bromelain, pineapple cleanses the body, reduces the appearance of cellulite and removes excess fluid.
Why did not thousands of those eager to gain harmony manage to lose weight on pineapple? Because they ate pineapple in the wrong way. Bromelain is found in the tough core of the fruit, which is usually cut and discarded. And you need to use pineapple with the core, only peeling it off. The core is neither tasty, sweet, juicy, nor soft. But it is in it that all the bromelain is concentrated. And after three days of a pineapple diet, if you eat one pineapple a day along with the core, you can feel that the body is being cleansed and the process of losing weight begins.
Together with pineapple, they eat other vegetables and fruits and be sure to drink water. In addition to a three-day diet, nutritionists advise from time to time to arrange a pineapple fasting day. On this day, one kilogram of pineapple should be divided into four to five meals and more, except for water, do not consume anything. In a day, you can get rid of one kilogram of excess weight.
Pineapple should be eaten ripe and fresh, or squeezed out of it, but pineapple juice should be used with caution for those who have any problems with the gastrointestinal tract.