Rich in vitamin C and fiber, and made from 87% water, pineapple is one of the most consumed fruit in the world and is recommended in weight-loss diets. There are plenty of reasons for you to try to eat more pineapple, and one of them is the versatility of this wonderful fruit. You can eat it as such, you can use it in dishes, in salads or desserts, or you can prepare a delicious pineapple tea. Pineapple tea retains many of the qualities of the fresh fruit and is equally beneficial in weight loss.
The benefits of pineapple tea
Pineapple tea contains vitamin C, an essential antioxidant that fights against the effects of free radicals and protects our cells. Vitamin C helps dissolving and removing fats from our bodies.
The pineapple tea has bromelain, a digestive enzyme that helps breakdown of fibrin, an insoluble protein associated with fluid retention in the body and hence the appearance of fat deposits. Bromelain is effective in the treatment of joint and muscle pain, reducing inflammation, treating bruises and soothing the symptoms of PMS and those associated with menopause. Bromelain is beneficial to the digestive system, regulating intestinal transit and stimulating weight loss.
Beneficial in removing the excess water from your body and preventing cellulite is also the potassium, which is found in large quantities in both the fresh fruit pineapple and the pineapple tea. Potassium counteracts the effects of sodium on the body, regulates blood pressure and blood sugar levels, and helps maintain the health of the heart. It reduces appetite and prevents overeating.
How to prepare the tea pineapple
You can either buy it from the shop or you can prepare it from pieces of fresh fruit. Here's how you do it: buy a pineapple that is ripe, clean it and keep the core for consumption. Boil the peel in 1 liter of water for about 10-15 minutes. You can drink it cold or hot, adding pieces of pineapple or ice cubes. To make tea from the fruit, you need half a pineapple and mint leaves. Put them in a liter of water and let them to boil for 10 minutes. To take full advantage of the pineapple tea, drink three cups of tea every day.