I’m sure you’ve come across a lot of pineapple for weight loss pins on Pinterest and wondered if these recipes actually work right? Well, in this post, we’re gonna talk about how pineapples help you lose weight plus a popular pineapple tea recipe for weight loss worth trying.
That said, pineapples are very high in sugar content so how in the world can they help you lose weight? Let’s talk a little bit about that.
How Does Pineapple Help With Weight Loss?
This enzyme reduces inflammation really fast and breaks down proteins, turns them into amino acids, and is used as energy.
Inflammation is one of the leading causes and by-products of obesity therefore reducing it can really help you lose weight.
Pineapples also help with digestion due to it’s fiber content, when your foods are digested properly, your metabolic rate increases which is very important for weight loss.
Another reason why pineapples may help with weight loss is vitamin C. You see, vitamin C is an amazing antioxidant that reduces oxidative stress, and free radicals and improves iron absorption.
Learn more about the many benefits and side effects of pineapples!
Pineapple Tea Recipe For Weight Loss
For this recipe, we will be using pineapple peel and the core. But why not the pineapples? Well, because the pineapple flesh has too much sugar and will likely tear apart during the cooking process.
Also, you don’t need to worry about the nutrients because the skin and core actually contain more vitamins and minerals than the fruit itself.
This pineapple tea is also great for cough, clogged arteries, inflammation, strong immunity, and gut health.
Ingredients for 4 servings:
- 1 medium pineapple core and peel
- 4 cups of water
- 1-inch ginger root
- 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1 teaspoon of organic raw honey
- 1 stick of cinnamon
- 1/2 a lemon juice
How To Make Pineapple Tea For Weight Loss
To make your pineapple tea, the first thing you wanna do is wash the pineapple skin. It’s a great idea to soak the pineapple skin in a bowl of clean water with a little bit of salt or vinegar for at least an hour before using.
This helps get rid of all the dirt, pesticides, and insects that may be hiding in there. Next, combine all of your ingredients (except the lemon juice) in a large teapot and let it come to a boil.
Lower the heat and let the tea simmer for 20 minutes before cutting off the heat. Let the tea cool, strain, and stir in the lemon juice.
You can have this tea with ice or drink it hot, it’s totally up to you! If you have any leftovers, go ahead and store them in the fridge for up to 2 days.
When To Drink Pineapple Tea For Weight Loss?
It is recommended to drink pineapple tea after eating breakfast and after lunch. Make sure not to consume pineapple tea while on an empty stomach to prevent side effects.
Also, you can drink up to 3 cups of pineapple tea daily for best results.
Does Drinking Pineapple Tea Alone Make You Lose Weight?
Absolutely not! Although pineapple tea has metabolism-boosting properties, drinking it alone will not induce weight loss, you will need to follow a low-calorie diet along with the tea for best results.
Who Should Not Drink Pineapple Tea?
If you are pregnant, do not drink pineapple tea because the combination of bromelain and fiber causes stomach cramps and other intestinal issues.
People with high blood sugar should also refrain from drinking pineapple tea because it can cause a spike in blood sugar levels.
If you suffer from acid reflux or GERD, do not drink pineapple tea because it contains high levels of acidity which makes these conditions worse.
Drinking pineapple tea while on your period is not recommended because it may lead to heavier menstrual flow.
So bromelain, fiber, and vitamin C in pineapples are what make this fruit a great weight loss tool to have in your arsenal. I hope you liked this post and if you did try the recipe, please let me know in the comments how it worked for you.
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