According to one research, a pineapple juice is five times more beneficial for suppressing coughs than a cough syrup. Pineapple contains an enzyme rich in anti-inflammatory properties called bromelain, which fights infections and destroys bacteria.
You’ll get 50% of the daily requirement for vitamin C with just a cup of pineapple juice.
Moreover, the pineapple juice is rich with the mineral manganese, which helps in the forming of healthy connective tissue and bones. This mineral also metabolizes carbohydrates and fats, works to absorb more calcium, and increases regular nerve function.
Bromelain, which is often referred as a natural anti-inflammatory for such conditions as arthritis, is considered to have effects outside the digestive tract, and to be absorbed as whole. Germany approved it for sinuses and inflammation and swelling of the nose treatment because of surgery or injury.
This juice can naturally restore your health in case of a persistent cough, however not as serious as pneumonia, instead using cough syrup. The effect is the same, but instead containing toxic chemicals it has the nutrients which are needed for fighting coughs, and of course it’s less expensive.
The benefits of the juice do not end here. It also aids the body to expel mucous more easily, and helps to soothe a sore throat.
According to a 2010 study in “Der Pharma Chemica, researchers discovered that if patients are given a mixture of raw pineapple juice, honey, salt and pepper on a daily basis, it will help them to dissolve the mucus in the lungs.
Another study’s results were even more extraordinary! Supposedly, it was discovered that raw extracts from pineapple are able to lower mucus five times faster than different cough syrups. The recovering of the tested patients was 4.8 times faster and showed a decrease in the symptoms related to coughing, specifically hacking.
Since consuming additional sugar in our diets is bad for the health, you should always avoid the canned versions and aim for natural unsweetened pineapple juices. Nevertheless, preparing the juice by yourself is the best option, since that natural juice will bring you nothing but positive effects.
Recipe of Pineapple Cough Juice:
- 1 cup of fresh pineapple juice
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 piece of ginger (about 3 inches)
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/4 cup of fresh lemon juice
Just mix all ingredients and you have your juice ready! Drink it regularly, around 1/4 cup, 2-3 times a day.
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