Cough and cold give discomfort especially during winter period. There are better natural ways to deal with them instead of running to the counter to pack drugs that have side effects.Pineapple juice is one of these wonderful healing ingredients to soothe a persistent cough or sore throat.
In 2010 Indian researchers tested the effectiveness of natural substances such as pineapple juice to treat tuberculosis. They found that a mixture of pineapple juice with raw honey, pepper and salt work extremely well to dissolve mucus and soothe a persistent cough. Patients recovered up to 5 times quicker with this all natural pineapple remedy compared to OTC cough syrup.
Pineapple juice have many health benefits to a powerful enzyme called bromelain which acts as an antioxidant to reduce inflammation and swelling of the sinuses. It eliminates bacteria and fights infections.
Only 1 cup of pure pineapple juice contains 50% of your daily recommendation of vitamin C, another powerful antioxidant to strengthen your immune system and soothe a sore throat or cough.
Next to bromalain and vitamin C, pineapple is also a good source of vitamin A, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-6, folate, pantothenic acid, magnesium, manganese and potassium, which are all essential nutrients to keep your body healthy.
So, keep enjoying your pineapple juice, for it is very rich, nutritionally and medicinally.