Not only are pineapples tasty, they are nutritious as well. This delicious tropical fruit can aid in weight loss, reduce inflammation, and so much more. Adding this pineapple juice recipe for weight loss to your diet will help speed up your metabolism and burn more calories.
Caution: If you are diabetic, I do not recommend drinking this pineapple juice because it contains a lot of sugar and can lead to a spike in your blood sugar levels.
Best Pineapple Juice Recipe For Weight Loss
If you love the taste and smell of pineapples, you are going to love this juice recipe! It is very simple and packed with minerals and vitamins to help speed up the weight loss process.
Ingredients for 1 serving:
- 1 cup of fresh pineapple chunks (165 grams)
- 1-inch ginger root
- 1 large green cucumber
- 1 sprig of fresh parsley (10 grams)
- 2 small celery stalks (34 grams)
- 1 fresh lemon
- 1 1/2 cups of water
How To Make Pineapple Juice For Weight Loss
To make your pineapple weight-loss juice, start by washing all of your ingredients. Let them sit on your kitchen counter and dry off. Next, grate the ginger root, squeeze the lemon juice, and set it aside.
Now, chop the celery stalks, parsley, and cucumber. Next, if you have a juicer, go ahead and juice your ingredients. If not, though all of the ingredients above except the lemon juice into a high-speed blender and blend until smoothie.
Personally, I hate the taste of pulps in a smoothie or juice so if you’re like me, go ahead and strain the juice. This step is completely optional though. Now mix in the lemon juice and drink it right away.
Pineapple Juice Nutrition Facts
Each serving of this pineapple juice contains 157 calories | 1% total fat | 1% saturated fat | 0% cholesterol | 2% sodium | 37.9 g total carbs | 5 g dietary fiber | 27.7 g total sugars | 3.7 g protein | 113 mg calcium | 13% iron | 18% potassium | These facts are based on a 2000-calorie diet.
How Does This Pineapple Juice Help You Lose Weight?
Pineapples: contain an enzyme called bromelain which helps your body digest and absorb proteins. These proteins are turned into amino acids and used as fuel so along with a low-calorie diet, pineapples can help with weight loss.
Also, Just 1 cup of pineapple has 108% of manganese, a mineral that increases metabolic rate. The higher your metabolic rate, the more calories you will burn during the day.
Ginger: Similar to pineapples, ginger contains anti-inflammatory and metabolism-boosting properties. Another way ginger aids in weight loss is by reducing your appetite. The less food you eat, the more weight you’ll lose!
Parsley: aids in weight loss by reducing water weight due to its natural diuretic properties. It also reduces blood sugar levels and thanks to its high fiber content, you will be feeling full longer during the day.
Cucumber: Similar to parsley, cucumber are natural diuretic and will help remove excess water from your body while keeping you hydrated. They are also rich in fiber which aids in digestion and reduces appetite.
Celery: If you want to reduce sugar cravings and feel full longer during the day, the fiber and antioxidant properties of celery will help you do just that.
Bottom line: All of the ingredients above especially the pineapple chunks and lemon juice contain a ton of vitamin C which is a natural antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. Reducing free radicals and inflammation in your body is extremely important when trying to lose weight.
Try this pineapple weight-loss tea recipe, it is amazing!
When To Drink Pineapple Juice For Weight Loss?
It is better to have your pineapple juice in between meals because drinking it on an empty stomach can cause acid buildup. So drinking it as a mid-morning or mid-afternoon smoothie will get you all the benefits and keep you safe.
Who Should Not Drink Pineapple Juice?
If you are diabetic, pregnant, breastfeeding, have kidney or liver problems, taking water pills or blood thinners, you should not drink this pineapple juice!
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