Add a Tropical Twist to Your Weight Loss Journey
The world’s worst kept secret is probably that pineapples have a ton of health benefits. They’re loaded with key nutrients like vitamin C, assist in boosting your immunity, and contain disease-fighting antioxidants. Did you know our favorite citrus fruit can also enhance your weight loss journey? The natural properties of pineapple can save you calories and assist with burning fat.
Read along to learn more about how pineapple is great for your health and can aid in weight loss.
Pineapple is a low-calorie sweetness. One slice of pineapple contains only 40 calories and 4% of your recommended daily value of carbs. Satisfy your sweet tooth with pineapple instead of traditional desserts that are packed with sugar and carbs. If you swap out even one dessert per week for a slice or two of pineapple, you’ll be saving calories. Burn more calories than you’re consuming? That’s the key to weight loss.
Pineapple Targets Belly Fat
Pineapples contain bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme that helps break down protein molecules in the body. Absorbing and breaking down protein can shed belly fat. It also improves digestion by increasing metabolism, reducing bloating, and cleansing the colon.
Good digestion can also help reduce inflammation. Inflammation makes the control hormone leptin less effective, which causes weight gain.
Also, that bromelain we were just talking about? It also decreases inflammation. That’s what we call a win-win.
Feel Full with Fiber
One of the causes of weight gain is binging, aka eating too much sugary foods. The problem with sugary foods is sugar does not trigger the same reactions in your body as foods high in protein and fiber to tell your brain you are full.
Pineapple flesh is a decent source of fiber. Pineapple contains both soluble and insoluble fiber, inducing satiety and keeping you full for a longer period of time.
Keep Hydrated with Pineapple
Another way to keep cravings in check is to stay properly hydrated. Drinking water is the best way to stay hydrated, but snacks like pineapple are helpful, too. Pineapple is filled with antioxidants, fiber, and water. With no added salt or sugar, pineapple will keep you hydrated and won’t dry you out. You can eat pineapple by itself to stay hydrated, or add it to your water for a delicious pineapple-infused drink!
Include Pineapples In Your Weight-Loss Journey!
Pineapple is rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, magnesium, iron, and more. One cup of pineapple only contains about 80 calories. By adding pineapple to your diet, you’ll lose weight in a healthy and controlled manner while simultaneously enjoying a sweet, flavorsome fruit.
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