Pineapple juice is more effective than some cough syrups because it contains a substance called bromelain; a specific type of enzyme that has anti-inflammatory properties that can fight infection and kill bacteria.
A glass of pineapple juice provides half the amount of vitamin C in the recommended daily dose. Vitamin C is essential because it allows the body to metabolize certain vital enzymes that regulate metabolism and manage energy.
Pineapple is a good source of manganese
Manganese helps the body improve the absorption of calcium, promotes the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats into energy, while helping to have a healthy nerve function.
Bromelain is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent
Certain amount of bromelain contained in pineapple juice is directly absorbed into the body, and this helps reduce inflammation that can relieve conditions such as arthritis. In Germany bromelain is approved to heal the inflammation and swelling of the nose which is common after sinus surgery.
Opt for natural organic pineapple juice instead of cough syrup
If you have an annoying cough that is simply caused by irritation or cold, choose natural pineapple rather than cough medication. The juice contains no unwanted toxic elements, and has the necessary nutrients to help you cure your cold.
Pineapple combats the mucus
Pineapple juice helps to remove all the annoying mucus. In 2010, research was done to find treatments for people suffering from tuberculosis. The conclusions of the report were published in “Der Pharma Chemica” and they included the fact that a mixture of natural pineapple juice, honey, salt and pepper, when taken daily helps dissolve the mucus, which accumulates in the lungs, causing diseases such as tuberculosis.
Pineapple juice relieves cough faster than the cough syrup
Studies have shown that the extract of natural pineapple juice dissolves mucus five times faster than other drugs sold over the counter in pharmacies, helping people to recover 4.8 times faster than those taking drugs.
Make your own juice if you can:
It is better to opt for a pineapple juice with no added sugar. And for lovers of a holistic healthy lifestyle, if you have a juicer at home, why not buy fresh pineapple and make your own juice?
Natural cough remedy:
• 1 cup of fresh pineapple juice
• ½ cup fresh lemon juice
• 2 inch ginger root
• 1 tablespoon raw honey
• ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
Put all these ingredients in your blender, and mix! Your mucus and your cough will disappear in no time.