Does pineapple reduce cellulite? It’s a question that many of us have asked at some point, and there are plenty of opinions on the subject. The truth is, we don’t know for sure! And there are no clinical studies investigating this possibility at this time.
What about the enzyme Bromelain?
There is a study where Bromelain, an enzyme mixture that is extracted from the stem or fruit of the pineapple, was found to be capable of reducing soft tissue inflammation, irritation and stimulating the elimination of excess localized water under the skin.
The common misconception about water retention is that it causes cellulite. While the two have a lot in common, water retention is not the root cause of cellulite.
Cellulite is like a facet of many women’s existence. It just seems like there’s no way to get rid of it, despite all the creams and other treatments that are available.
It can develop as skin becomes more elastic -probably from age (especially when we’re over 50), inherited traits passed down through generations by your parents’ genes, habits such as smoking cigarettes before menopause (this is thought to inhibit elastin production) – there are many different explanations.
How then do they form?
Cellulite is a result of fat cells becoming enlarged and pushing on the skin.
Fat is stored underneath our muscles and if we are inactive, this fat will become enlarged and push on the skin.
When these fat cells grow larger, then there’s a higher chance that you’ll notice dimpling or bulges on your thighs, hips, stomach, or other areas where you might see cellulite appear.
This usually happens when someone has weight fluctuations due to hormones changes (such as during pregnancy) or after extreme weight loss. Women are more likely than men to develop cellulite because they have softer adipose tissue than men
There is another study where Bromelain was found to help break down protein molecules so they are more easily absorbed by your body. This could sound promising for weight reduction, unfortunately, it actually breaks down proteins in meat and not in fat cells!
Other benefits of pineapple
The good news is that even if pineapple’s bromelain doesn’t make any difference on the surface of your skin, they still have plenty of benefits. Some benefits include
- Pineapple is a natural source of bromelain, which helps to reduce inflammation
- Bromelain also aids digestion and can help with nausea
- The vitamin C in pineapple may help to prevent cancer, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses
- Eating pineapple also provides you with an energy boost as it is full of carbohydrates and sugars; this is great when you need a quick pick me up or want to get through your day more easily
- pineapples are rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals and protect cells from damage caused by stressors.
so go ahead and enjoy them anyway.
So, does pineapple reduce cellulite? We’re not sure yet but we’ll keep looking into it!
Please contact us with any research findings so we can update our blog post accordingly! And let us know what you find out about pineapple reducing cellulite. Thanks