However, it’s not known whether these same effects can apply to human weight loss, and whether the juice or the whole fruit might be more beneficial in this regard.
Kristin Gillespie, RD, who is based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, agrees: “Although more studies are needed to confirm or disprove this, pineapple has several traits that make it inherently good for weight loss,” she says. She also notes that pineapple may promote weight loss due to its low-calorie but relatively high fiber content that can help keep you fuller compared with higher-calorie, lower-fiber foods.
And, if you’re actively trying to lose weight with the help of diet and exercise, pineapple may potentially support your efforts by helping with post-workout recovery.
Last, if you trade your usual high-calorie dessert or sweet treat for lower-calorie pineapple, you may enjoy weight loss benefits. “Pineapple is also very sweet, which can help to satisfy cravings,” says Woods.