Expert warns diabetics against excessive consumption of pineapple

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IDO (EKITI) – A nutritionist, Mrs Cecilia Dolapo, has advised those with diabetes to refrain from excessive consumption of  pineapple.

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Dolapo gave the advice on Tuesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ido, Ido/Osi Local Government Area of  Ekiti.

She said  pineapple contains  high sugar, adding  that its excessive consumption was not good for the health of  patients.

Dolapo, however, urged people with low blood sugar to eat pineapple regularly in order to boost  their blood sugar level.

On other benefits of  pineapple, the nutritionist urged people who  wish  to shed weight to eat the fruit  “because it reduces weight naturally.’’

She also said  regular intake of  the fruit strengthens the  immune system, explaining that  the fruit has  amino acids which help  the body to overcome fatigue.

Dolapo enjoined farmers in the area to embrace pineapple farming, saying it was lucrative due to  high demand for  local consumption or for use as raw materials in  juice making  industries.(NAN)

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