When it comes to fruits, it is best to consume them on empty stomach. Opting to precede your meal with fruits is a great choice. Pineapple, just like any other fruits, is rich of fiber and vitamins especially vitamin C. However, what if you don’t like to eat it raw? You can choose to make pineapple water instead. Let’s discuss about the how to make the pineapple water
The only ingredient you need is a full pineapple. It is optional to add a few sprigs of mint. Next, you’ll need a large jar to infuse the pineapple.
- Cut the pineapple into large pieces
- Prepare 1 liter of drinking water in a jar, then put the pineapple pieces inside.
- Cover the water with a lid or plastic wrap, and place it in the fridge. You can also opt not to put it there.
- Let it infuse overnight.
As previously mentioned, pineapple contains a lot of nutrients. It is suggested to eat pineapple infused water, but why should drink it on empty stomach? First, it hydrates your body. As it comes in liquid form, pineapple water will be much easier to hydrate your after-sleep body. Second, this water is packed with enzymes and antioxidants to better cleanse your digestive system. Third, some of nutrients that exist in pineapple are water-soluble, for example, vitamin C, vitamin B1 (thiamine), and Manganese. An empty stomach will better absorb these nutrients.
Moreover, since pineapple is rich in fibers, it will take longer for your digestive system to break it down. This will result in later hunger and less sugar or fat cravings. In addition, this fruit also contains bromelain enzyme which can break apart mucosa, and give your mouth sore sensation when you’re eating the fresh fruit. Although you are minimalizing the risk by making infused water, it is advised for you, especially with stomach ulcers to avoid drinking this pineapple water.