Pineapple can keep cough away

By on February 3, 2015
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Pineapple, a widely used fruit is capable to cure cough simply caused through an irritation or is brought on by the common cold. On account of the fact, fresh pineapples contain a substance known as Bromelain; a specific type of enzyme that has anti-inflammatory characteristics which can combat infections and eradicate bacteria.

Half your daily dose of vitamin C

One glass pineapple juice contains nearly half the amount of vitamin C that you require per day. Vitamin C is essential because it enables your body to metabolize certain vital enzymes that regulate your metabolism and manage energy.

A great source of manganese and Potassium

Pineapple juice is also a source of the minerals, manganese, which helps your body to maximize its absorption of calcium, aids the metabolization of carbohydrates and fats into energy as well as facilitating healthy nerve function. While potassium helps to squeeze out the blood out of the heart and maintain a healthy pumping heart.

Caution! Since pineapple is rich in potassium, those who take beta-blockers–which cause potassium levels in the blood to increase–moderate your intake of the fruit. This may be difficult because pineapple tastes so wonderful.

 “Bromelain” a powerful anti-inflammatory

Bromelain in pineapple juice is absorbed by the body directly, and it works to lessen inflammation helping to relieve conditions like arthritis. In Germany Bromelain is specifically approved for treating inflammation and swelling of the nose, typically post sinus surgery.

Pineapple juice combats mucus

Taking pineapple juice also helps to loosen up any annoying mucus. Back in 2010, some research was carried out in an attempt to find treatments to help sufferers of tuberculosis. The findings of the reports revealed the fact that a mixture of natural pineapple juice, together with honey, salt and pepper, when taken daily helps to dissolve mucus that congregates in the lungs, causing illness such as Mycobacterium Tuberculosis.

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A faster acting cough relief

Recent studies have concluded that extract from natural pineapple juice gets rid of mucus five times quicker than other OTC cough medicines on sale in pharmacies, thereby helping people suffering from accumulations of mucus, to recover 4.8 times faster than those taking conventional medicines.

Make your own delicious pineapple juice

Some pineapple juice that is on sale can include added sugar, it’s best to go for the natural unsweetened variety which you’ll find on sale in supermarkets. Better still, and great for any holistic health lifestyle lovers, if you got a juicer in the house, why not buy fresh pineapples and make your own juice?

Quick and easy pineapple juice based, cough remedy

Here’s a recipe to help you to knock together your own wholly natural pineapple juice cough mixture

Ingredients

1 cup of fresh pineapple juice – preferably home juiced

Some fresh lemon juice – approximately a quarter of a cup

A small piece of ginger – about 3 inches long

1 tablespoon of un processed honey

Half a teaspoon of hot cayenne pepper

Add all the ingredients to your juicer, and blitz! Take ¼ cup, 2-3 times a day, your mucus and your cough will be gone in no time.

Refrigeration doesn’t affect its nutrition so after you cut open your pineapple, it’s okay to chill it.

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