Pineapples are very healthy fruits. They have very few calories – only 50 in 100 grams, and at the same time are a source of organic acids and copper and potassium compounds. Pineapple diet is recommended for people who train hard and may have deficiencies of these elements, because some of them are excreted along with sweat. Pineapple has a bromelaine – it’s a group of proteolytic enzymes, having anti-inflammatory and anti-swelling effects. The diet is also used by those who have problems with sinusitis, joints and excess water in the body. It’s also recommended after surgery, after which edema often occurs.
Pineapple has innumerable valuable vitamin C, which protects blood vessels and supports the work of the immune system. Vitamin B6 is essential for the production of haemoglobin, and also has a positive effect on blood pressure. It improves muscle spasms, including supports the work of the heart. It positively affects the functioning of the nervous system and increases our immunity, thanks to which more antibodies are produced in the body. We are less likely to get sick and we are stronger. Pineapple is also a wealth of fibre, which is known to support digestive processes.
Pineapple diet – example menu
In the diet, great importance is attached to eating pineapple. This fruit’s added to every meal. This is to help our metabolism and reduce the amount of fat.
2 pieces of pineapple,
a piece of rye bread,
a glass of pineapple juice without added sugar
200 g steamed chicken fillet,
3 pieces of pineapple
a piece of pineapple or Greek yogurt
boiled carrot puree,
light lettuce with leek and asparagus,
2 pieces of pineapple
Disadvantages of pineapple diet
No one is surprised that the pineapple diet, like any other slimming and cleansing diet, has its drawbacks and can cause side effects. It’s also not recommended for everyone. First of all, it’s a fairly restrictive way of eating, which provides the body with a small number of calories, which is why it’s unacceptable for people who train. Due to the menu, it can lead to protein deficiencies (we eat very little) or some vitamins (due to the elimination of vegetables from the menu). Pineapple diet is also not recommended for diabetics who suffer from insulin resistance, people who suffer from anaemia, pregnant women, nursing mothers, and people struggling with problems related to the absorption of minerals.
Before going on this diet, it’s worth asking for blood tests to determine if there are no shortages in our body. Only then can we start this short detox with a clear conscience. After the diet, to avoid sudden yo-yo effect, you should gradually add carbohydrates and proteins to your diet, because a sudden increase in calories can make our weight increase.