Pineapple Benefits for Men (including pineapple juice benefits))
As an expert on aphrodisiac foods, I’m constantly asked about certain foods and their ability to increase sexual pleasure. When it comes to questions from men, the food I’m asked about most often is pineapple. And with good reason! Pineapple benefits for men are almost endless. Fresh, juicy pineapple is hands-down one of the best foods a man can eat, both for overall health and for sexual benefits. Read on to discover why men should eat pineapple.
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What does pineapple do for men?
There’s no denying that pineapple is incredibly healthy food. But what makes it such a great food choice for men is that it’s a source of a long list of nutrients essential to men’s wellness. Some of the medicinal properties of pineapple benefit general health while others are specific to men’s sexual health and fertility. I’ve broken it down by the benefits but first, let’s get to know the nutrients that make pineapple a healthy food.
Here’s a breakdown of the nutrients in this delicious tropical fruit that help contribute to men’s sexual health and overall well-being.
A 1-cup serving of raw pineapple contains:
- 2.3g fiber
- .9g protein
- 78.9mg vitamin C
- .1mg thiamin
- 29.7mcg folate
- .8mg niacin
- .5mg iron
- .2mg zinc
- 19.8mg magnesium
- 180mg potassium
- .2mg copper
- 1.5mg manganese
General health benefits
Here are some of the best ways the nutrition in pineapple can support men’s overall health and wellness:
One of the best-known fresh pineapple benefits is that the fruit is a source of several immunity-boosting nutrients as well as some known for reducing inflammation, including vitamin C. This vitamin is not only well-known as an immunity booster but is even clinically linked with preventing and treating infections.
In addition, an enzyme found in pineapple called bromelain is believed to be anti-inflammatory and anti-viral. Unfortunately, the curative potential of bromelain is not fully understood. But there is substantial evidence that this enzyme has powerful immunity-boosting properties beyond its ability to reduce inflammation.
Vitamin C is not the only powerful antioxidant found in pineapple. The fruit is also noted as a source of flavonoids and phenolic acids. These antioxidants fight free radicals in the body. Although we usually connect antioxidants with anti-aging and associate high-antioxidant foods with women and beauty, antioxidants are important to men, too! They not only help fight visible signs of aging and promote skin health but can help promote a healthy immune system and are even linked with the prevention of some age-related diseases.
Pineapple is also recognized as a source of water for hydration and natural sugars for energy. And pineapple contains magnesium and potassium, both of which are nutrients helping to keep your hydration in balance.
A potential weight loss aid
A healthy, sweet snack, pineapple is noted as a weight loss aid as well as good food for weight control. This might be because pineapple is rich in fiber. And fiber is recognized for helping you feel full longer. A serving of raw pineapple offers about 2.3 grams of fiber.
The sexual benefits of pineapple for men
Now that we understand some of the ways in which pineapple can benefit a man’s overall health and wellness, let’s take a closer look at what it can do for a man’s sex life. There are several nutrients in a pineapple linked with men’s sexual performance and sexual desire. Here’s a look at the ways they can make a positive impact on men’s sex drive and sexual performance.
Improve sex drive
Pineapple is a remarkably good source of manganese. In fact, one cup of raw pineapple gives you about 76% of your daily manganese intake. Manganese is key to men’s sexual health for many reasons but one of the most notable is the fact that it’s linked with libido and sex hormone levels. According to Nature’s Aphrodisiacs, in lab studies, manganese deficiency in male subjects caused a loss of sex drive and a lack of semen.
Increase testosterone production
As I mentioned earlier, the bromelain in pineapple is good for immunity. But it is incredibly beneficial to men’s sexual health because the enzyme has been shown to aid in triggering the production of testosterone. Manganese is also linked with testosterone production and may help men keep sex hormones in balance.
Improve sexual stamina
The B vitamin thiamin found in pineapple is known to boost energy and sex drive. Some experts even suggest that its energy-boosting properties will increase sexual stamina. I can’t find any clinical trials to back the sexual stamina claim but this is one theory you could easily test for yourself.
It’s hard to get in the mood for romance if you’re stressed or in a bad mood. Luckily, the thiamin in pineapple may not only give your stamina a boost, but it may also improve mood! In one clinical trial, subjects taking 50mg of thiamin daily reported being more clear-headed, composed and energetic.
Diminish symptoms of erectile dysfunction
The vitamin C in pineapple is not only good for your immune system, in clinical studies, this vitamin also shows benefits in helping men maintain an erection by helping to increase blood flow. Improved blood flow to the sex organs will support sexual function and sexual pleasure.
Improve sperm quality and sperm production
The fruit is also recognized for improving sperm count. And that may simply be because pineapple provides hydration. Water is a key to healthy sperm and, as I mentioned earlier, pineapple is packed with water.
However, I should add that this tropical fruit also contains many nutrients necessary for healthy sperm production. These include the aforementioned manganese, vitamin C and thiamin. Other nutrients in pineapple linked with male fertility include folate, copper and zinc.
Pineapple juice for men
Pineapple juice is more accessible for most of us than fresh pineapple. So you might be wondering whether you can get the same benefits from pineapple juice as you can from the flesh of the fruit. (You might also have heard some rumors specific to pineapple juice but I’ll get to that later.)
If you’re wondering, “Is pineapple juice good for you?” The answer is yes, but…while the nutrition in pineapple juice is linked to many of the same benefits as fresh pineapple, this juice does have a lot of sugar. A cup of pineapple juice has around 25g of sugar, while the same amount of fresh pineapple chunks has around 16g.
The juice is still rich in antioxidants, bromelain, potassium and manganese just like fresh pineapple fruit. But if you want to get the benefits of eating pineapple and are considering getting them from pineapple juice, you’ll want to watch your overall sugar intake in your diet and possibly consider cutting out some other sugary foods.
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Does pineapple juice benefit men sexually?
Like most fruit juices, pineapple juice has too much sugar to be compared nutritionally to the benefits of fresh pineapple. But you may have heard of a fabled use for pineapple juice when it comes to men and the sexual partners who pleasure them orally. So does drinking pineapple juice make a man’s semen sweeter?
It turns out, it’s true, at least if folklore is to be believed. According to accounts by women whose partners drink pineapple juice, the drink changes the flavor of semen and makes sperm taste sweeter. I’ve even read the recommendation that a man should drink 8 ounces of pineapple juice several hours before this sexual act to make semen taste sweeter.
Look, that all sounds great and there is a reasonable amount of anecdotal information to support the claim. But you need to know that there’s absolutely no scientific evidence that the taste of a man’s sperm actually becomes sweeter after he’s consumed pineapple juice. What most likely happens is that the acidity in the juice slightly alters the flavor of semen by diminishing bitterness.
The real takeaway here is that pineapple has some fantastic benefits to men sexually. And you don’t need to plan out exactly when you eat fresh pineapple to get all of the remarkable benefits. Just be sure to eat it frequently to experience pineapple’s sex benefits.
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Any major dietary changes should be discussed with your doctor. Overindulging in pineapple and pineapple juice can result in unwanted side effects such as mouth sores, abdominal pain and indigestion. Avoid drinking the juice of an unripe pineapple, as this can cause vomiting.
How to select, store and cook this fantastic fruit
To select a fresh pineapple at the market, look for a fruit with healthy green leaves. Ripe pineapples are often a golden color but a pineapple with a greenish hue can actually be ripe, too. A ripe pineapple should give ever so slightly when you squeeze it. And it should give off a sweet smell near its base.
Fresh, cut pineapple should be stored in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. Toss a few chunks into the blender with a ripe banana, a peeled, whole tangerine and a few pieces of frozen mango to make a sex-boosting, pure fruit smoothie.
The raw fruit also makes a perfect snack. But here are a few more creative ways to enjoy the benefits of pineapple:
Pineapple Teriyaki Sauce
Saffron Cheesecake with Roasted Pineapple
Spicy Green Tea Rum Punch
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Edited by Delahna Flagg: This article was reviewed and additional research provided by Center for Mind-Body Medicine certified practitioner and Eat Something Sexy Nutrition Director Delahna Flagg.
Disclaimer: Please note that the information provided in this article is intended for informational purposes only. It is important to consult your physician before making dietary changes. More information
This article was written in 2015 and most recently updated in April 2023.
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