Pineapple is an incredible fruit. Its pulp contains an enzyme called bromelain, which has powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can help to reduce inflammation in the body.
Some level of inflammation is healthy, as it’s part of the natural immune response. But if inflammation becomes chronic, it can lead to chronic inflammatory diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity. So eating anti-inflammatory foods such as pineapple is a good idea both for keeping inflammation levels healthy, and for maintaining our weight.
Pineapple could also be one of our best bets for effective weight loss due to the ability of bromelain to help the body break down and digest fats. It’s thought to be especially good for burning excess belly fat and for helping to suppress our appetite.
A 100g serving of pineapple, equivalent to about two thin slices, contains 58% of your recommended daily intake of vitamin C, which your body needs to keep your skin strong and supple, and to counter the damaging free radical effects of air borne toxins and pollution.