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Pineapple is one of the most famous tropical fruits. Pineapple contains many nutrients such as antioxidants, other beneficial organic compounds such as enzymes that can fight inflammation and disease. The effect of eating pineapple every day is undeniable. However, now many people wonder if eating pineapple can lose weight?


1. Outstanding nutritional composition of pineapple

In fact, to know if eating pineapple to lose weight or eat pineapple has any effect, it is necessary to understand the nutritional composition of this fruit.

Pineapple contains a variety of vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate, iron, zinc, calcium, manganese… In which, vitamin C is essential for growth and helps the immune system. healthy and absorb iron from daily meals. Since manganese is a natural mineral that helps with growth, eating pineapple regularly will maintain a healthy metabolism and has antioxidant properties.

Basic nutrition in 100g pineapple

Calories: 50

Protein: 0.54 g

Carbohydrates: 13.52 g

Fiber: 1.40 g

Fat: 0.12 g

Vitamins in 100g pineapple

Vitamin A: 58 IU

Vitamin C: 47.8 mg

Vitamin E: 0.02 mg

Vitamin K: 0.07 μg

Vitamin B1: 0.079 mg

Vitamin B2: 0.018 mg

Vitamin B3: 0.500 mg

Folate: 18 μg

Minerals in 100g of pineapple

Calcium: 13mg

Iron: 0.29 mg

Magnesium: 12 mg

Phosphorus: 8 mg

Potassium: 109 mg

Sodium: 1 mg

Zinc: 0.12 mg

Copper: 0.110 mg

Manganese: 0.927 mg

Selenium: 0.1 μg

As can be seen, pineapple contains up to 86% water, 13% carb and has very little or no fat, protein. The carbohydrate content in pineapple is relatively large, fiber is mainly in the form of insoluble such as cellulose, pectin, hemicellulose.

In addition, pineapple is a fruit that contains many essential vitamins and minerals that are beneficial to human health. Pineapple is also the only food that contains the plant compound bromelain, which is extremely beneficial for health.

2. The benefits of eating pineapple

In addition to weight loss, the indispensable effects of eating pineapple are:

Helps in easy digestion: Eating pineapple is very helpful for people with pancreatic insufficiency that cannot make enough digestive enzymes. You can eat pineapple after a meal, or even cook it with fish and lean meat to make delicious and nutritious soups that are good digestive stimulants. Eating pineapple may help reduce the risk of cancer. :

Studies have shown that the enzyme bromelain in pineapple can also prevent the growth of breast cancer cells, cancers of the skin, bile ducts, stomach and colon systems. In particular, bromelain can stimulate the immune system to produce white blood cells that are more effective in stopping the growth of cancer cells and eliminating these cells.

Eating pineapple can help boost immunity and fight inflammation: Pineapple contains many vitamins, minerals and enzymes like bromelain that can boost immunity and prevent inflammation. Research has demonstrated that children who eat pineapple have a significantly lower risk of viral and bacterial infections than children who do not.

Eating pineapple can reduce the symptoms of arthritis: Studies in Vietnam and around the world have also shown that the enzyme bromelain has anti-inflammatory properties and is used effectively to relieve the symptoms of arthritis. arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis.

Pineapple is easy to buy and cheap. In the ripe pineapple season, you can eat pineapple every day by processing it into many different dishes. To ensure safety when eating pineapple, it should be noted that pineapple belongs to the group of average glycemic index, so people with signs of hyperglycemia should limit the use of this fruit. Each time eating pineapple only about 1⁄8 fruits and eat whole pieces, do not drink pineapple juice.

3. Tips to help choose delicious pineapple

The way to choose the main finger pineapple is:

Color: Bright yellow from stem to tail. The more golden the pineapple, the higher the sweetness.

Shape: Round shape, short fruit

Pineapple eyes: The bigger and thinner the eyes, the better

Fragrance: Boldly pick up the pineapple and try the aroma at the end of the pineapple

Pineapple top: The fresher the color, the better the pineapple

In short, if you eat it properly and have the right dose, you will not only lose weight by eating pineapple but also have a lot of health benefits.

4. Distribution of pineapple cultivation in Vietnam

According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mai Thanh Phung, Head of the Southern Standing Department – National Agricultural Extension Center, pineapple is one of the most important fruit trees in the world, ranking third after bananas and citrus trees, with a total pineapple output reached 20 million tons/year.

In which, Asia accounts for 50% of production, America accounts for about 33% of output… in Vietnam, pineapple is grown from North to South, on an area of about 40,000 ha, with an output of over 500,000 tons/year, 90 % of the area is concentrated in the South. Provinces with large pineapple growing areas include: Tien Giang (14,800 ha), Kien Giang (10,000 ha), Hau Giang (nearly 1,600 ha), Long An (1,000 ha)…