A delicious and healthy tropical fruit – pineapple – is a frequent guest on the festive table. Its benefits lie in the rich content of various nutrients: vitamins of group B, C, A, as well as magnesium, calcium, iodine and important trace elements. Eating this juicy fruit several decades ago, people did not even imagine that very soon it would become a real helpers in the fight against extra pounds.
A treasure trove of nutrients
This tropical fruit is useful both for weight loss and for maintaining the general condition of the body. It is often recommended for use in the process of inflammatory diseases (tonsillitis, sinusitis, pneumonia).
Due to its composition, pineapple is able to have a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system (adjust pressure, help normalize the heart), lower blood sugar levels, and improve the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract.
You can defeat the common cold by taking a special vitamin cocktail 3 times a day, made from 100 grams of fruit, 250 grams of homemade kvass and 10 drops of lemon juice. The effect will appear in a day or two.
But women who closely monitor their weight know how to use pineapple to reduce body volume. 100 grams of pulp of this sweet fruit contains only 48 kcal, which makes it the basis of many diets and nutrition systems.
But the most important thing is the presence of a substance that helps break down proteins and fats, preventing them from being deposited, enhancing the effect of gastric juice. His name is bromelain. It was it that became a real breakthrough in the field of dietetics several decades ago, giving the fair sex the opportunity to lose weight not only rapidly, but also deliciously.
It is believed that 1 gram of pure bromelain can save a woman 1 kg of excess weight.
But don’t substitute pineapple for all meals. It is necessary to understand that it only contributes to weight loss, and no one canceled physical activity and the correct lifestyle.
The benefits of a tropical guest are obvious to the digestive system as the absorption of foods such as milk, fish, meat, and legumes is actually improved. Nutritionists recommend eating a piece of sweet pulp before meals, so as not to overeat later, or after meals, to speed up the digestion process and eliminate the heaviness in the stomach.
Burning Fat – Effective and Delicious
Today, there are many pineapple extract-based dietary supplements that you can purchase at the pharmacy. But natural fruit is best for weight loss. To achieve the most effective result, it must be ripe.
- Fasting day. Nutritionists advise doing it once a week. To do this, 1 kg of pineapple must be divided into 3-4 meals. As a supplement, pineapple juice is suitable, but not packaged (it has a high sugar content), but made by yourself. For additional saturation of the body with the necessary fluid, you can also use herbal tea and water.
For a change, you can also make yourself a pineapple smoothie, which will require half a fruit, 250 g of juice, 1 tsp of honey, 200 g of unsweetened yogurt and a couple of drops of lime. This drink will perfectly satisfy the feeling of hunger.
Thanks to the fasting day, you have the opportunity to lose from 700 g to 1 kg. After each meal and juice, you need to rinse your mouth with boiled water, because concentrated pineapple acid can destroy tooth enamel. It is necessary to remember about contraindications: you should not use a similar method for those who have an ulcer and high acidity of gastric juice.
- Diet. If the number of pounds lost is an important factor for you, then you can try a diet. In addition to its base – pineapple, the use of rice, low-fat cottage cheese, yogurt, chicken meat and vegetables is allowed. An approximate menu for active weight loss may consist of:
Breakfast. Oatmeal in water, pineapple pulp with yogurt.
Dinner. Vegetable broth, fish cutlet, 1 tbsp. pineapple juice.
Dinner. Fresh vegetables, pineapple chicken salad, seasoned with a little yogurt.
Breakfast. Low fat cottage cheese, 2 dried pineapple rings.
Dinner. Chicken broth, chicken and pineapple salad.
Dinner. Boiled fish, fresh cucumber salad with yogurt, 1 tbsp. pineapple juice.
Breakfast. 1 tbsp. yogurt, 100 gr. fresh fruit.
Dinner. Baked chicken fillet with pineapple.
Dinner. Pineapple and cucumber salad.
Breakfast. Oatmeal with fresh apple wedges, 1 tbsp. juice.
Dinner. Chicken cutlet, a slice of fresh fruit.
Dinner. Apple, orange and pineapple salad.
Breakfast. 1 tbsp. yogurt and fruit pulp.
Dinner. Vegetable soup, 2 dried pineapple rings.
Dinner. Boiled rice with fresh fruit.
- Pineapple with vodka. In addition to fresh fruit, you can also use a specially prepared drink. This requires 1 ripe fruit and 0.5 l. vodka.
The tincture preparation process is simple:
- Wash the fruit, peel, cut into small slices.
- Grind them with a blender, meat grinder or food processor.
- Pour the resulting gruel with vodka and send it to the refrigerator for a week, after placing it in a tightly sealed container.
Since the product turns out to be very concentrated, it is worth knowing how to use it and not violating the prescriptions. The tincture should be taken 15 minutes before one of the meals and before bedtime, 1 tbsp. l. Thanks to this method, it is possible to lose up to 3 kg. in just a week. But it is worth considering that the effect will also depend on your diet.
If it is too difficult for you to adhere to diets and fasting days, then you can simply use a tropical fruit as a prophylaxis and get the necessary vitamins. They can easily replace baked goods for snacks, and can also be added to everyday meals. Pineapple vitamin drinks will be an excellent assistant in maintaining immunity in the autumn-spring period.
If you use this sweet fruit in your diet correctly, you can significantly speed up the process of getting rid of extra pounds. But remember that canned foods are just for desserts and are not at all suitable for the fight for slimness.