January 31, 2023

Source: indianexpress.com

“A healthy balanced diet with proper hydration along with adequate fibre (25-30 grams) in a day coupled with regular physical activity can also help prevent constipation,” said Deepti Khatuja, a dietitian

Agreed dietitian Deepti Khatuja and told insianexpress.com that pineapple primarily contains “81.2 to 86.2 per cent moisture. which is helpful in preventing conditions such as constipation, dehydration, etc. Of 13-19 per cent total solids, sucrose, glucose and fructose are the main components.”

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“Pineapple has up to 2-3 per cent fibre content, of which crude fibre — which adds bulk to the meal and hence is helpful in relieving constipation — is more. Of the organic acids, citric acid is the most abundant in it. The pulp has very low ash content, nitrogenous compounds and lipids (0.1 per cent). Further, 25-30 per cent of the nitrogenous compounds are true proteins. Out of this proportion, 80 per cent has proteolytic activity due to a protease known as ‘Bromelain’ which is helpful in digestion of protein components,” Khatuja explained.

According to Khatuja, when had in the required amounts, pineapple can also help in building the body’s immunity as it is a good source of vitamin C.

“A healthy balanced diet with proper hydration along with adequate fibre (25-30 grams of total fibre) in a day coupled with regular physical activity can also help prevent constipation,” said Khatuja.

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