The Power of Pineapples: Blending Sweetness and Nutrition for Weight Loss

The Power of Pineapples: Blending Sweetness and Nutrition for Weight Loss

The Power of Pineapples: Blending Sweetness and Nutrition for Weight Loss

It’s International Pineapple Day on June 27th, and I can’t think of a better, more deserving tropical fruit to celebrate this summer!

Picture this: You’re lying in the sun, sipping on a delicious, fresh pineapple juice and relaxing as the warm breeze blows gently across your face and soft music lulls you into a soothing siesta…

Sounds pretty relaxing right?

Tell me your favorite way to enjoy pineapple and reply to me. 

So what’s so special about pineapple anyway? Do we really need a whole day dedicated to them? 

I say why not?! 

Pineapples are not only sweet, versatile and delicious - they are packed full of nutrients, antioxidants and other beneficial compounds, such as enzymes which aid digestion and protect against inflammation and disease. 

They are amazing for weight loss as well as overall health. Not only that, eating pineapple has been shown to boost immunity, lower your risk of cancer, and support recovery time after undergoing surgery. 

When you are striving for better health and weight loss, your diet is critical. You must keep topped up with all the vital nutrients that your body needs to be in its best condition, to give yourself the best foundation. 

Let’s break down all the amazing properties of pineapple in detail: 

Antioxidants..antioxidants antioxidants…

Yep, you guessed it. Pineapples are rich in antioxidants, those molecules that help to defend against free radicals which cause oxidative stress. 

We all need to have a constant abundant supply of antioxidants, in order to combat these free radicals and ward off related cell damage which can cause chronic inflammation, a weakened immune system, heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. 

Pineapples contain many flavonoids and phenolic compounds which studies have shown can help protect your heart. These are considered to be the kind of antioxidants which have long lasting effects on your health. 

Digestion and Weight Loss 

Pineapples contain bromelain - a digestive enzyme that helps your body to break down protein that can cause digestive issues. It helps your small intestine to more easily absorb the protein molecules from your food and can aid your weight-loss journey because of this support to your digestive system. 

High Fiber/ Low Calorie 

Pineapple is also loaded with fiber, which is essential for your digestion and overall health. It also keeps you feeling full for much longer, which can help you to not reach for unhealthy snacks when you’re trying to lose weight. 

It’s also super important for your gut health to eat a high fiber diet, and will aid your body’s digestion, keeping everything working smoothly and preventing issues like constipation. 

It’s also pretty low in calories, (about 165 grams of fresh pineapple contains approximately 82 calories). 

It’s sweet and tasty, plus refreshing due to it high water content. Keeping yourself hydrated this summer is important on many counts. It’s essential for your cells to be nourished with H20, plus being properly hydrated means that you won’t eat as much as you feel full. 


Pineapples are also packed with vitamin C, and manganese, folic acid, and calcium. They promote joint health, reduce inflammation, and cleanse mucus. 

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that boosts your immunity and keeps you feeling fit. If you are trying to lose weight, it’s important to keep your vitamin C topped up, it will help your immune system stay strong and also aids in a quick recovery from workouts. 

How to Include it for Weight Loss

Pineapple is going to leave you feeling satisfied, full, and hydrated. It’s a wonderful snack option for anyone, whether you’re watching your waistline or not. 

Add to Juice and Smoothies 

Pineapples are a great addition to a juice or smoothie containing leafy greens such as kale or spinach, plus other fruit like banana or berries. The important digestive enzyme bromelain, is concentrated mainly in the stem and the core of the fruit, so always include that part in your blended drinks.

Add to Salads or Savory Dishes 

Pineapple has a flavor that lends itself well to many others. You can add fresh chunks to a salad, combine it with vegetables on a grilled skewer, or add to stirfries and rice dishes. If you’re a meat eater, pineapple is also delicious combined with certain dishes, plus the bromelain content will aid in digesting protein. 

Eat Fresh as a Snack 

There’s no need to complicate matters! Just eat pineapple straight as it is, sliced on a plate as a delicious, filling, and satisfying snack. 

In Conclusion 

Adding pineapple to your diet is only going to aid you in your weight loss and healthy eating goals. You’ll get a range of amazing benefits from the variety of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients it contains, plus the high fiber and high water content, plus its low in calories. 

So, make this tropical treat a regular part of your life. And if you’re celebrating International Pineapple Day, let me know! I’d love to hear how you prepared yours. Reply to me.