Pineapple is large, juicy, tropical fruit that has aromatic, edible, yellowish flesh with a sweet taste. This fruit has tough segmented skin and has stiff, pointed leaves that look like ‘crown’ of the fruit. Today, this tropical American plant is widely cultivated. Once the pineapple fruits are harvested, they don’t ripen much more and that means the fruits need to be harvested ripe and distributed to the consumers as soon as possible. That is the reason why pineapples most commonly are sold canned with long shelf life.
Pineapples are loaded with manganese, vitamin C and essential nutrients, as well. Other essential nutrients contained in pineapples are Vitamin B-6, B-12 A, D as well as, Choline, dietary fiber, folate and pantothenic acid, minerals, including magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium etc.
Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple juice as well as in the pineapple stem. It provides various health benefits: reduces swelling, balances and neutralize fluids in the body, but also stimulates secretion of hormones in the pancreas.
Due to its high bromelain content, pineapples efficiently combat inflammation and swelling.
Due to its potent anti-inflammatory properties, pineapple juice efficiently reliefs medical conditions such as: gout, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, injuries, surgeries and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Pineapples are abundant with vitamin C, and this nutrient naturally protects the arteries from oxidants but in same time prevents their hardening.
Pineapple core and the stems contain nutrients which prevent blood clotting in completely natural way.
Minerals contained in pineapple strengthen both connective tissues and the bones themselves and thus promote the bone health.
It is advisable to drink a fresh pineapple juice after a heavy meal as this natural juice stimulates digestion and does the extra work for you.
Due to the presence of antioxidants, pineapple prevents blood clotting. This actually has positive impact on the blood pressure and lowers it completely naturally and safely, unlike the possible side-effects from the prescribed medications.
Pineapples have high vitamin C content and that makes this fruit extremely powerful. Regular consummation will boost your immunity and will protect you against various conditions.
Pineapples are particularly beneficial for patients who are suffering from bronchitis, pneumonia, sinusitis and asthma. Namely, pineapples are extremely high in bromelain which dissolves excessive mucus in all natural way. There is study in which was proved that pineapple decreased mucus significantly faster in comparison with over-the-counter cough syrups. It is important to mention that subjects recovered 4.8 times faster and scientists noted significant reduction in all cough-related symptoms.
Pineapple juice helps in reducing both soreness and redness in the throat.
Pineapples contain beta carotene which makes them powerful preventative measure against issues related to vision.
Few hours before you consume this fruit, you should remove the crown and turn it upside down. Store it in the fridge like this as on this way the bottom distributes throughout the entire pineapple fruit. It is highly advisable to keep it in an airtight container and soak it in its juice to retain its juiciness. If you store it like this, it will keep for entire week in the fridge.
Note: Diabetics and patients with low blood sugar level should not consume pineapple due to its sweet taste.
PINEAPPLE COUGH SUPPRESSANT RECIPE
- 1 cup fresh pineapple juice
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon raw honey
- 1 piece ginger
Preparation and use:
All you should do is to mix all ingredients and drink ¼ a cup of the resulted mixture, 2–3 times a day.