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6 reasons why eating a pineapple slice a day can help you lose weight

Updated on:7 September 2020, 17:51pm IST
Pineapple makes for an excellent weight loss food. Loaded with nutrition (minus the calories), here are 6 weight-loss friendly benefits of pineapple you can’t ignore.
Shreya Gupta
Nosh on pineapples to lose weight. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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If you are looking for healthy yet tasty weight loss foods to include in your diet, then don’t forget about pineapples. Whether it’s your sugar cravings or hunger pangs, pineapples can satisfy your taste buds without loading you up with extra calories. 

Pineapple is not only low in calories but also rich in nutrients. And this makes it the perfect weight loss food. Wondering how this juicy fruit can help you shed kilos? Then keep scrolling!

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1. Pineapple is low in calories and carbs
Pineapple is a great snack because of its delicious flavour and low-calorie sweetness. One slice of pineapple has only 42 calories, out of which just four per cent is carbs.

2. It contains proteolytic enzymes and targets belly fat
Pineapples contains bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme which helps to break protein molecules in the body.

Lovneet Batra, a renowned nutritionist from Delhi-NCR, also says: “Bromelain helps in better protein digestion and utilisation, and thus helps you gain lean body mass. It also helps in mobilising belly fat.”

Bromelain also has lipolytic and proteolytic effects, which helps burn overall body fat. But it specifically targets your belly area when combined with diet and lifestyle changes.

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If your stubborn belly fat refuses to break up with you, then try pineapples. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. It aids digestion
As we mentioned above, the bromelain in pineapple promotes digestion by breaking down protein molecules and promoting nutrient absorption. Proper digestion also increases metabolism which can help you lose those extra kilos. Moreover, good digestion can also help reduce bloating.

4. It is loaded with fibre
Pineapple contains both soluble and insoluble fibre which helps you lose weight by keeping you full for a long time and inducing the feeling of satiety.

5. Curbs appetite and keeps you hydrated
Pineapple is filled with antioxidants, fibre, and water which keeps you full and hydrated at the same time. When your body is properly hydrated, it curbs your appetite and prevents you from bingeing.

6. It is packed with manganese
Pineapple is filled with manganese that regulates the metabolism of fat and carbohydrates in your body, thus promoting holistic weight loss. A study also found that intake of manganese is inversely proportional to belly fat.

benefits of pineapple
Trust pineapples if you want to lose kilos. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Note: Pineapples can also cause an allergic reaction, so if you experience any signs of allergies–please consult your doctor immediately.

So, ladies, it’s the time to gorge on a juicy slice of pineapple to lose weight!

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Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta

Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always.