Does pineapple have benefits of weight loss?

Pineapple juice is a great source of vitamin C, fiber and potassium, which are essential for weight loss effects.

We have talked about many kinds of best juice for weight loss like orange juice, grapefruit juice, guava juice, etc. If you would like to enjoy different kinds of juice with the same effect, you can’t miss pineapple juice at all.

Pineapple benefits for weight loss: Yes or No?

Pineapple: where did it start?

Pineapple is one member of the Bromeliaceae family. It is one of the most important crops in the world, especially Asian and many other South American countries. To be more specific, Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations (FAO) pointed out that Thailand, Philippines, brazil and China are those top producing countries. According to Bartholomew, it is among top 3 most important exotic fruits in the world, following banana and citrus fruit. It is also known as the crown fruit thanks to its unique look and savory taste.

No wonder

It is getting more and more popular around the world when mostly consumed in forms of fresh fruits and pineapple juice.

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What’s in pineapple that gives benefits for weight loss?

The ripe pineapple fruit contains only 14% of sugar, but almost 432 mg of vitamin C (almost 700% of daily vitamin C intake!) Also, it contains the most citric acid among every other organic acid.  

Below are the nutrition facts of 100mg (or 0.03 oz) pineapple provided by Joy (2010).

NUTRIENTS

AMOUNT

Energy

52 calories

Dietary fiber

1.40g

Carbohydrate

13.7 g

Protein

0.54 g

Iron

 0.28 mg

Magnesium

12 mg

Calcium

16 mg

Potassium

150 mg

Phosphorus

11 mg

Zinc

0.10 mg

Vitamin A

130 I.U

Vitamin B1

0.079 mg

Vitamin B2

0.031 mg

Vitamin B3

0.489 mg

Vitamin B6

0.110 mg

Vitamin C

24 mg

What are pineapple benefits for weight loss?

The two most abundant nutrients in pineapple are vitamin C and fiber.

As we already know, Vitamin C is the soluble antioxidant of our body that helps fight against free radicals that attack and damage the cells. 

Why does it matter?

According to Michigan State University Extension, free radicals absorb the healthy electron in our body, which leads us to many serious health problems including cancer. Many things can increase free radicals in our body like herbicides, pollution and cigarette smoke.

That’s why with the existence of antioxidants, it supports our body with creating collagen for our bones, blood vessels, muscle and so on.

As if it’s not enough

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Fiber in pineapple helps maintain the health of gastrointestinal tract, and pineapple also creates low blood pressure, heal many inflammation diseases.

Most importantly, it is very supportive in body weight control!

Another study of nutritional efficacy of pineapple juice proved the relation of pineapple juice consumption of asthma patients and value improvement of Peak Expiratory Flow Rate (PERF) together with reduction in (Body Mass Index). PEFR is the measurement of airway blockage, so it can detect the severity level of disease.  

Here’s the deal

Thanks to bromelain in pineapple juice, it did not only improve the performance of PEFR but also reduced weight significantly when provided with a healthy lifestyle.

Wait, there’s more.

Pineapple also contains a significant amount of bromelain that stimulates digestion and the proper performance of the small intestine and kidneys. Therefore, it can effectively detox our body, as it is among 7 fruits that best detox our body .

To sum up

Pineapple is another nutritional source of Asian fruits that helps fight against many diseases and best controls the weight gain. Good news for everyone in the US is that now you can easily find pineapple in many grocery stores to enjoy its benefits.

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References:

Joy, P.P. 2010. Benefits and uses of pineapple. Pineapple Research Station, Kerala Agricultural University, Kerala, India.

Siddhuraju, P, Vijayakumar, K and Janardhanan, K (1996). Food. Chem. 57(3) 385 – 391.

Hossain F, Akhtar S, Anwar M (2015). Nutritional Value and Medicinal Benefits of Pineapple. International Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences. 2015; 4(1): 84-88

Sharma S, Brajbhushan (2015) A Study on Nutritional Efficacy of Pineapple Juice in the Treatment of Bronchial Asthma. International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications, Volume 5, Issue 1, January 2015

Bartholomew, D.P.; Paul, R. E. and Rorbach, K.G. (2003). The pineapple ‘Botany, Production and Uses’, University of Hawaii Manoa Honolulu, USA.

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13 thoughts on “Does pineapple have benefits of weight loss?

    Brendan

    (January 13, 2018 - 4:55 am)

    Wow, I never knew that pineapple has these effects. As a part of my “Be more healthy” new years resolution, I am definitely going to start trying to incorporate pineapple into my diet. This is a great post and was certainly an interesting read. Keep up the good work!

      Jasmine

      (January 14, 2018 - 4:39 am)

      Thank you for your comment. I’m glad you find it helpful for your new year’s resolution. Good luck!

    Bobbi

    (January 13, 2018 - 5:29 am)

    I truly did enjoy this article and I will share it. I had no idea everything that a pineapple had to offer, and I also love the taste and can eat pineapples all day, every day. The fact that it helps detox you small intestine and kidneys, huge benefit and the best thing for me is that it lowers your blood pressure, being as I have high blood pressure, this means more pineapples for me. Great post, thanks for the information.

      Jasmine

      (January 14, 2018 - 4:40 am)

      I’m glad you do enjoy the taste of pineapple. The same for me. I hope this article can help you with your high blood pressure better. Thanks!

    Benjamin

    (January 13, 2018 - 5:47 am)

    Well, thanks for this article ! I learned a lot about pineapple here. I already know that it reduced inflammation and therefore good for people with allergies. It broadens my knowledge

    Keep up the good work.
    Ben.

      Jasmine

      (January 14, 2018 - 4:41 am)

      It’s my pleasure to share these helpful information about fruits with you Ben! Hope to see you back on our site. Best,

    Lakisha

    (January 13, 2018 - 8:22 am)

    Hi Jasmine, very nice article! It was very informative. I learned a lot about pineapples by reading this post. I never knew that pineapples could detox the body. I will need to eat more pineapples in this cause.

    I also never knew that pineapples had so many benefits. I eat pineapples but, not as much as I should because, I think I am allergic to them but, the funny thing is when they are cooked I have no reaction. I know when cooking fruits a lot of the vitamins and nutrients are taken out.

    I have shared your post to spread the word…of the great benefits of pineapples. Thank you…

      Jasmine

      (January 14, 2018 - 4:45 am)

      So sorry to hear about your allergy to pineapple. Is it when your tongue gets scratchy and itchy? I think it’s due to bromelain inside the pineapple. What you can do is, like you said, to cook it, or you can cut a little deeper and cut out all the ‘eyes’ (or brown parts around the pineapple). It will be much better. Hope this helps.
      Thank you for your support!

    Vince

    (January 13, 2018 - 11:52 am)

    I didn’t realize one of my favourite fruits wa a super food!
    So many benefits and so delicious.

    I prefer to eat pineapple than drink it in juice. You get all that good fibre.

      Jasmine

      (January 14, 2018 - 4:46 am)

      Awesome! I’m glad it’s your favorite fruit and yes, it does provide you with more fiber if you can eat it fresh!

    Kevin McNamara

    (January 13, 2018 - 1:22 pm)

    Hi Jasmine,

    Loved your post. You were so thorough! You covered everything about pineapples. I know they are a really good anti inflammatory too. I juice them a lot and add carrot and apple. Delish!

    I loved the graphic too. You have done a great job, keep it up,

    Kev

      Jasmine

      (January 14, 2018 - 4:47 am)

      Thanks Kev for your support! And your way of juicing it together with carrots and apples really makes the juice more delicious. Hope to still see you on my website.
      Best,

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