One of the most interesting foods that often appears on the list of negative calorie foods is pineapple. Among negative calorie foods, pineapple is probably the highest in calories, so how can a fruit with a solid amount of calories be a negative calorie food?
Well, on the negative calorie foods diet, there are many different factors that determine how much energy it takes to burn various types of negative calorie fruits and vegetables, and total calories are only one part of that equation. While pineapple is high in calories for a negative calorie food, pineapple is still a fruit, meaning it has far fewer calories than grain, meat, or most other foods of the same size.
Another great benefit of pineapple, and part of the reason pineapple remains a negative calorie food, is that it contains a ton of vitamins and dietary fiber (think system cleansing). Add in low calories with heavy vitamins and high fiber content, and digestive enzymes go haywire with this fruit, leading some negative food diet believers to strongly endorse pineapple as a great negative calorie food.
I am personally a big fan of pineapple as it is one of the most filling negative calorie foods and provides lots of energy, vitamins and fiber you need to get you through the day. It’s hard to say whether or not pineapple has a true negative calorie effect, and pineapple seems like one of the least likely fruits or vegetables on the list of negative calorie foods to actually have a negative calorie effect, but even if it doesn’t, Pineapple is an extremely healthy fruit that has everything you need to get your digestive and metabolic systems running at full speed.
Pineapple has the expected high amount of vitamin C and nominal amounts of vitamin A, calcium, and even some iron. The most positive thing about pineapple is the high amount of dietary fiber, as well as the good types of carbohydrates that give you energy and keep your system balanced. If you love the taste of pineapple and are anything like me, you can enjoy this negative calorie treat per can.
A very important point when looking for fruits with negative calories like pineapple: pay attention to the ingredients. Many companies that produce pineapple add extras like sugar or high-fructose corn syrup; avoid these pineapple cans at all costs. Look for the pineapple whose ingredients simply say: “Pineapple, pineapple juice.” That should be all you see there. If not, find another can of rings or slices…or better yet, buy it fresh if your local grocery store has it in stock.