Glycemic Index Of Pineapple, 66 (MEDIUM GI)

Food Category : Fruits
Calories per 100 gm : 46
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Glycemic Index of Pineapple: 66

With its exceptional juiciness, pineapple has a vibrant tropical flavor that balances the tastes of sweet and tart. The glycemic index of pineapple is 66 which falls under medium GI range. Pineapple contains significant amount of vitamin C which improves your overall immunity and also acts as an antioxidant which reduces inflammation in your body. It also contains fair amount of potassium and manganese which is beneficial in minimizing cardiovascular disease risk.

 Is Pineapple Safe for Diabetics?

Pineapple is safe for diabetics as long as the serving size is maintained. ½ cup of chopped pineapple (approx.75 grams) contains 8.9 grams of carbohydrate and has a low glycemic load of about 5.8. Also pineapple is advisable to eat along with foods low in carbohydrate and those having low glycemic index to reduce the overall glycemic load of the meal which will not fluctuate the blood sugar levels.

Is Pineapple Suitable for Weight Loss?

½ cup of chopped pineapple contains 2.3 grams of fiber and being a natural laxative helps in keeping your bowel movements smooth and regular. It also helps you feel satiated for a longer period of time which eventually decreases your entire calorie intake in a day. However, it is always better to have fresh pineapple over canned, frozen or dried ones because they are loaded with sugar which is empty calories. The amount of serving eaten at a time will also make a difference in your whole weight loss plan because 1/2 cup of chopped pineapple (approx.75 grams) contains 8.9 grams of carbohydrates and provides around 35-40 calories. It is recommended to not opt for pineapple juices which will only give you empty calories. Also pineapple is a good choice to have as post workout snack along with good amount of protein. Being an excellent source of vitamin C, it helps your body to fight against stress post exercise and heals muscle soreness.

 

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