The pineapple diet is one of the diets you can do after those dates when we all commit abuses with food; what diet to do after the end of the year? In addition to all the options we give you on this website, you can consider doing a diet based on pineapple, as it allows you to lose weight and reduce measurements of the abdomen, legs and hips. With this diet, it is possible, and here we explain everything you need to know to achieve it quickly and safely.
This pineapple-based diet is effective for losing weight quickly, mainly when that weight loss is associated with this fruit’s purifying and diuretic effects. Remember that the pineapple diet is to be done for a few days, a maximum of seven, preferably three. It is based mainly on consuming pineapple as a central food and others that complement the daily intake.
Many are the benefits of pineapple; it is satiating thanks to its fibre content, digestive, diuretic and rich in vitamins and minerals which gives it a high value as an antioxidant; it is a perfect fruit to take in detoxifying regimens as it helps to eliminate toxins and reduce fluid retention, helping to lose weight and reduce measures very quickly and effectively.
In detail and according to the United States Department of Agriculture ( USDA ), this is the nutritional information of a serving of raw pineapple.
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Nutritional value of pineapple
These values correspond to a portion formed by two slices of natural pineapple equivalent to 100 grams. The percentages correspond to the contribution made by the pineapple ratio to the recommended daily amount of each of the specified nutrients.
|Energy||50 kcal 209 kJ|
|Dietary fiber||1.4 g|
|Thiamine (vit. B 1 )||0.079 mg (6%)|
|Riboflavin (vit. B 2 )||0.032 mg (2%)|
|Niacin (vit. B 3 )||0.5 mg (3%)|
|Pantothenic acid (vit. B 5 )||0.213 mg (4%)|
|Vitamin B 6||0.112 mg (9%)|
|Folic acid (vit. B 9 )||18 µg (5%)|
|Vitamin C||47.8 mg (80%)|
|Football||13 mg (1%)|
|Iron||0.29 mg (2%)|
|Magnesium||12 mg (3%)|
|Manganese||0.927 mg (46%)|
|Match||8 mg (1%)|
|Potassium||109 mg (2%)|
|Sodium||1 mg (0%)|
Why does the pineapple diet
The main characteristic of pineapple as food is its significant contribution of bromelain, a digestive enzyme comparable to pepsin and papain; it acts as a proteolytic, breaking down the proteins in food and facilitating their digestion.
The heart or center of the pineapple is the most important part when using pineapple to lose weight since it is the part that contains the most fibre and, therefore, the one that has the most excellent satiating power and is also slightly laxative.
What is the Pineapple Diet
As its name indicates, it is a diet based on the consumption of pineapple as the primary food for a specific time, pineapple will be included in some way in each of the meals, and the intake of other foods will be limited to achieve weight loss.
Each meal will consist primarily of pineapple plus other low-calorie foods that work together to enhance the diuretic, detoxifying and anti-inflammatory effects of pineapple. The synergy facilitates the reduction of accumulated fat in our body and the elimination of retained fluids and toxins that can cause inflammation of the abdominal area.
How to do the pineapple diet
For three days, seven at the most, we will eat four or five meals daily: breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, snack and dinner. We will combine pineapple with other foods that provide enough protein and essential nutrients in each of them. The proteins will be obtained from lean meats, poultry such as chicken or turkey and fish; we will complement them with some vegetables.
Before doing the diet, keep these recommendations in mind.
- Consult your doctor about your current state of health and if it is suitable for you to follow this diet.
- Remember to drink at least 2 litres of water daily.
- Do not use sugar to sweeten the drinks; if necessary, use a sweetener.
- Reduce salt intake to a minimum; better if you use some low-sodium salt.
- At most, use one tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil per meal.
- Do not change the foods that make up the diet.
- It is essential that you do not perform intense exercise during the diet, and choose less demanding activities such as walking or cycling.
- You must sleep at least 8 hours each night.
- The duration of the diet should not exceed that recommended.
Tip: The pineapple slices that are indicated in each case can be taken raw or included in a pineapple-based recipe; we leave you at the end of the Recipes with a Pineapple recipe book as a special gift; to obtain it, you have to like it or share it in any of the social networks.
3-day pineapple diet
This diet is very restrictive and should not be done for more than three days as it deprives the body of many nutrients and can cause health problems. It is designed as a quick diet to lose measurements and weight when we prepare for an important event. The clothes must make us look great, such as at a wedding, a necessary family party or a prestigious professional event.
For the first two days, we will eat the following:
|Breakfast||2-3 slices of pineapple, tea or infusion with sweetener|
|Mid-morning||Homemade pineapple soda (recipe later)|
|Lunch||Cleansing broth (recipe below), 200g of grilled fish or chicken breast|
|Snack||Pineapple soda and skimmed pineapple yogurt with no added sugar|
|Dinner||4-5 slices of natural pineapple|
On the third day, it is considered the cleansing day. Only raw pineapple is eaten, and the homemade pineapple soda is drunk, both in the desired quantities and without exaggeration, since excess pineapple can cause diarrhea and inflammation of the mucous membranes.
As you must have assumed, this 3-day diet is challenging and carries significant risks; however, if you do it correctly, you can lose up to 5 kg and drastically decrease your measurements.
Seven day pineapple diet
This diet version is aimed at those who want to lose more than 5 kilos and also prefer and can spend more time on the diet, thus reducing risks by increasing the number of nutrients in each meal.
|1||One slice of whole wheat toast with light jam,||A skimmed yogurt without sugar||A grilled salmon fillet with olive oil, two pieces of||Homemade pineapple soda||Chicken breast baked with spices and lemon, lettuce salad, lamb’s lettuce, and 200g of diced pineapple.|
|two slices of pineapple||Pineapple.|
|2||A skimmed pineapple yogurt,||A skimmed yogurt without sugar||A grilled beef fillet and two pineapple slices.||Homemade pineapple soda||Cream of cleansing vegetables with two slices of pineapple|
|two whole grain unsalted crackers, a cup of coffee or tea with sweetener|
|3||A slice of whole wheat toast, 150g of braised turkey or low-fat ham||A skimmed yogurt without sugar||Macaroni with oregano and a tablespoon of light mayo,||Homemade pineapple soda||Mixed salad with tuna, apple cider vinegar, and two slices of pineapple|
|Coffee or tea without sugar.|
|4||A slice of whole wheat toast with natural tomato and 150g of ham, a slice of pineapple||A skimmed yogurt without sugar||Grilled chicken fillet with carrots and steamed beans.||Homemade pineapple soda||Fruit salad made with pineapple, tangerine, orange, kiwi, apple, and pear|
|5||One slice of whole wheat toast with light jam, two slices of pineapple||A skimmed yogurt without sugar||A grilled hake fillet and two pineapple slices.||Homemade pineapple soda||Cream of cleansing vegetables with two slices of pineapple|
|6||A slice of whole wheat toast, 100g of braised turkey or low-fat ham||A skimmed yogurt without sugar||Grilled chicken or beef fillet with steamed vegetables.||Homemade pineapple soda||Mixed green salad, a boiled egg, and two pineapple slices|
|7||Two slices of pineapple and a piece of whole wheat toast with natural tomato and 100g of ham||A skimmed yogurt without sugar||A fillet of sole, mixed carrot and green leaf salad, two slices of pineapple||Homemade pineapple soda||Boiled beans, a small baked potato, and skimmed pineapple yogurt with no added sugar|
How to make homemade pineapple soda
The main ingredient in homemade pineapple soda is the pineapple skin. Wash the pineapple well before removing the skin; use the pulp to eat it in slices, dice, smoothies or as you prefer.
To prepare the soda, put a pot with a litre of water on the fire; when it starts to boil, add the peel of a whole pineapple and let it cook for 20 to 25 minutes.
Let cool, strain the drink and chill in the fridge. It is ready to drink as a refreshment; if you wish, you can sweeten it with a sweetener or add some lemon juice.
How to prepare the cleansing broth for the pineapple diet
Ingredients: Four leeks or garlic joints, two turnips, a branch of celery or celery, a carrot and three artichokes.
Preparation: Wash and peel the leeks, turnips, celery stick and carrot very well; remove the most complex leaves from the artichokes until they reach the heart. Chop everything and bring to a boil in enough water. Boil until everything is tender. Strain and use only the broth. You can use a little low-sodium salt to improve the flavour.
Tip: The remaining vegetables can be used for some of the vegetable creams indicated in the diet.
Contraindications of the pineapple diet
Although the pineapple diet is very effective for weight loss and has properties to eliminate toxins from the body, it is essential to bear in mind that its excessive consumption can be harmful to health. You should not exceed the recommended days and amounts. If you plan to do this diet several times, it is best to leave a few months in between to ensure that your body will not suffer significant nutritional deficiencies. This diet is low in calories and must be done carefully.
Keep in mind that this is a diet that helps you lose weight and eliminate fluid quickly, but the lost weight will be recovered soon if, at the end of the diet, we return to the habits that led us to excess weight; it is necessary to establish healthy habits that include a balanced diet according to our physical condition, as well as a plan to practice exercises or perform physical activity frequently.
The pineapple diet is unsuitable for people with kidney failure and requires diets low in potassium as they must control the intake of pineapple. On the other hand, pineapple’s oxalic acid can form salts with certain minerals such as calcium and calcium oxalate, so its consumption must be considered if you suffer from this type of kidney stone since it could aggravate the situation.
Consuming abundant pineapple can cause sensitivity or swelling in the lips, tongue and inside of the mouth and can last a few hours. Still, if it does not stop soon or rashes appear on the skin, hives, difficulty breathing and inflammation, it should be looked for for Urgent medical help as it may be an allergy to pineapple, which in some cases can be severe.
Other side effects of the pineapple diet can be excessive consumption of pineapple, as high amounts of vitamin C can cause diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, heartburn, vomiting, headaches and insomnia. Also, high doses of bromelain can cause skin rashes, vomiting, diarrhea, and excessive menstrual bleeding. Bromelain can also interact with some medications; for example, those who take antibiotics, anticoagulants, anticonvulsants, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, medicines for insomnia and tricyclic antidepressants should be careful not to overeat pineapple; therefore for these people, the diet of the pineapple.
Pineapple and drinks made with pineapple should always be consumed when the fruit is ripe since when it has not yet ripened, it is toxic, causing severe diarrhea and vomiting.
Advantages and disadvantages of the pineapple diet diet
Benefits of the pineapple diet
- Thanks to the diuretic and detoxifying effect of pineapple, it helps to eliminate fluids from our body and favours the cleansing of the liver, kidneys and pancreas.
- Increases fat burning which contributes to the loss of a few kilos quickly.
- Reduces abdominal swelling and therefore helps reduce waist size.
Disadvantages of the pineapple diet
- It is a hypocaloric and restrictive diet that can cause nutritional deficiencies if it is carried out for more than a week.
- It is a diet created to lose fluids; still, due to its drastic operation, it is straightforward to regain the lost weight if new correct eating and physical activity habits do not follow it.
- It is widespread during the diet to suffer from anxiety, a pronounced feeling of hunger, little or low energy to carry out daily activities, fatigue and discomfort. If these symptoms are very intense, the diet should be suspended and see a doctor.
- It is not suitable for people with heart or kidney problems.
- It is a monotonous and somewhat dull diet and, therefore, easy for those who practice it.
Do you want to lose weight fast?
Try the pineapple diet, and you will see that it works very well; you will lose weight and measurements. Once you finish it, you must have a balanced nutrition plan to maintain the weight obtained and not regain the extra kilos.
With this pineapple diet, you can lose up to 5 kilos in 3 days; it is essential to keep track of keepkeeping, is important consultis essential your doctor or nutritionist before starting the diet so that they can determine what your ideal weight is and thus you can take better control.
Recipes with Pineapple
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Sources and References:
- Redalyc: Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals of Latin America and the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal
Chemical composition and bioactive compounds present in pineapple pulps
- Technological University of Pereira
Reducing the capacity of 15 tropical fruits
- SciELO La Scientific Electronic Library Online
Minimally processed tropical fruits and their antioxidant power and impact on health
My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.