There are many reasons that people come down with a cough. This symptom can be caused by respiratory infections like bronchitis or pneumonia, a particularly bad allergic reaction.
Pineapples contain bromelain, an enzyme with anti-inflammatory properties. It fights infections and kills bacteria. The juice from fresh pineapples can suppress coughs five times more effectively than cough syrup.
Nutritional Value of Pineapples
Pineapples contain potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, beta carotene, thiamin, B6, and folate, as well as soluble and insoluble fiber, and bromelain.
According to studies, pineapple juice is effective medicine for curing those suffering from tuberculosis and other coughing issues like sinusitis and bronchitis. Drinking pineapple juice helps soothe a sore throat and aids the body to expel mucous easily.
Pineapple contains high amounts of vitamin C (another power antioxidant) as well as a wealth of vitamin A and minerals like magnesium, manganese and potassium, all of which help boost the immune system and make it easier for the body to fight off infections that cause coughs in the first place.
Pineapple Cough Suppressant Recipe
Fresh lemon juice – approximately a ¼ of a cup
1 cup of fresh pineapple juice – preferably home juiced
1 tablespoon of unprocessed honey
A small piece of ginger – about 3 inches long
Half a teaspoon of hot chili pepper
Blend or juice all ingredients. Take ¼ cup of this remedy up to 3 times a day and your cough or sore throat will be gone in no time.
Other benefits of pineapple juice
Pineapples are also rich in various other antioxidants, including vitamin A, beta carotene, bromelain, various flavonoid compounds, and high levels of manganese, they help fight against free radicals. Free radicals are groups of atoms that do major damage when they come in contact with your cell membranes or DNA.
Pineapple has anti-inflammatory qualities, so including the fruit in your diet can alleviate the pain of arthritis, along with similar conditions, like gout and carpal tunnel syndrome. It also can help improve the condition overall by strengthening your bones.
Pineapple juice is rich in potassium which promotes kidney function. The potassium helps you with electrolyte balance, which help with muscle cramps and soreness.