Cleanse Your Body with Papaya and Pineapple

18 February, 2021
Both papaya and pineapple are tropical fruit. Besides tasty and fragrant, these contain a large amount of fiber and water and these, in turn, promote intestinal transit.

This purifying papaya and pineapple diet is great to maintain your health. Specifically, it can help improve your intestinal transit and elimination of retained liquids.

In addition to containing water and fiber, papaya and pineapple have several nutrients that support the health of your entire body and favor the aforementioned processes.

Below we’ll tell you more about this diet, its two main ingredients, and what other aspects you should take into consideration.

Why try a detox diet?

When you want to improve your diet in order to get various health benefits, but you don’t know where to start, some people look for cleansing diets.

Most cleansing diets are made up of food that helps relieve bloating. This is because they eliminate retained fluids and waste from the body, thus helping to lose some volume.

They aren’t permanent eating plans, but temporary (and rather, of short duration), but they can help people to better orient themselves, in their first steps, when it comes to improving their eating habits.

Before starting any diet, we recommend consulting your doctor or a nutritionist, since these professionals can indicate with greater precision what’s most suitable for each person (and their body), according to their needs.

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Papaya and pineapple cleansing diet

A person cutting a pineapple.

A cleansing diet should last between three and six days as they are very restrictive and can put your health at risk.

With this cleansing diet where papaya and pineapple are the main ingredients, you should only keep it only for a couple of days, at the most.

While doing this cleanse, we recommend reducing the consumption of red meat, refined flours, saturated fats, junk food, beverages, and industrial beverages.

So, what exactly does this diet consist of? Well, it consists of healthy and light meals, where the consumption of both pieces of fruit (natural, not in juices or smoothies) is incorporated.

That is, it doesn’t replace your main meals with a pineapple and papaya smoothie. However, it accompanies them with meals (or snacks) to make you feel full. Therefore, it’ll reduce the anxiety to eat, which can easily lead to the consumption of unhealthy foods, such as junk food, pastries, and sweets.

The properties of pineapple

Specialist Anabel Aragón, quoted by the news agency EFE, explains that pineapple facilitates the digestive process because it contains water and fiber. In addition, it provides minerals such as zinc, magnesium, and iron.

In addition to vitamins A, B, and C, pineapple is a potent source of natural antioxidants. It’s also a diuretic and can control constipation thanks to its fiber and pectin content.

Aragón explained that these properties facilitate your body’s absorption of sugar. Therefore, this helps you control your blood pressure and prevent cardiovascular disease and diabetes. So, in this sense, it can help you with weight loss.

According to the Spanish Nutrition Foundation (FEN), pineapple is a source of iodine, vitamin C, organic acids and bromelain, mainly.

The properties of papaya

A girl happily holding some papaya.

Papaya is a tropical fruit well known for its papain content, a type of enzyme that supports digestion processes. As explained by José Manuel Ávila and Patricia Estalrich for FEN:

“The intake of papain facilitates digestion, soothes stomach pain and inflammation, diarrhea, constipation and eliminates parasites that settle in the intestine.”

On the other hand, regarding this fruit, Anabel Aragón explained that papaya contains up to 90% water. It has plenty of vitamins A, B, C, and D, among others.

She assured the vitamin C content is so high that you only need 100 grams of this fruit to get the daily required dose. Papaya is also rich in minerals like potassium, calcium, and magnesium.

Thanks to the papain, an enzyme, papaya improve your digestive processes.

These types of fruit can help control cravings

Thanks to the high fiber content, pineapple and papaya will keep you feeling full. They’re also very low in calories, making them perfect for controlling your appetite. This will help you achieve a healthy weight.

To regulate your food cravings, consume three servings of these fruits a day along with a main meal or snack.

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Other ways to enjoy papaya and pineapple

In a cleansing diet, you can enjoy pineapple and papaya in different ways. Here are some of the options you can try:

Grilled papaya and pineapple

Here. they serve as a snack. Just cut some slices and skewer them. Then, set them on the grill for a tasty accompaniment to a main meal

In salads

A salad with papaya and pineapple and other fruits.

You can add them for a different touch to your salads. You can dress small pieces of these fruits with vegetable combinations lightly with a vinaigrette.

Just like any cleanse, creativity is fundamental to success. The natural and healing properties of these fruits are clear. Therefore, don’t miss out on this opportunity to heal your body and start a new lifestyle.

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