The name of this super healthy fruit is pineapple. Pineapple is delicious and super healthy tropical fruit. It’s loaded with healthy nutrients and it can provide many health benefits for you and your health in general. One of the most important and active compounds in pineapple is bromelain. Well, bromelain is an enzyme, which can be very useful in reducing inflammation and it works great against arthritis, cancer, heart disease and general inflammation in the human body. We can also say that this enzyme works as an anticoagulant, because it aids in digestion and improves the symptoms of angina. A recent study that was testing pineapple for its effects on tuberculosis has found that this enzyme thins the mucus as well.
This active compound is usually found in the stem and the core of this fruit, which are tough. So, the best way to get the most bromelain out of the pineapple is by juicing these parts. Well, raw pineapple works best, because the cooking and pasteurization processes destroy a lot of its medicinal properties.
This super healthy tropical fruit is loaded with many healthy nutrients, such as: Vitamin C, Vitamin B, potassium, calcium, Vitamin A, iron, manganese and beta-carotene. As we all know, Vitamin C is extremely powerful and useful antioxidant, which is extremely beneficial and effective in boosting the immune system. This vitamin isn’t produced by the human body and the human body can’t store is, so you need to consume foods that contain high amounts of Vitamin C in order to fight infection and disease.
As we said, pineapples also contain high amounts of potassium. This powerful mineral is extremely important for your nerves, muscles and blood pressure. Potassium is found in every cell in the human body. We can also mention that pineapple is loaded with fiber and manganese – mineral that contributes to bone and connective tissue strength. Pineapple is loaded with antioxidants, which are effective in fighting germs which is why it helps heal sore throats and cure urinary tract and ear infections. This is why pineapple is very useful ingredient for making this homemade cough syrup. The best thing about this cough syrup is that it’s all-natural and it works much better than over-the-counter medications. This homemade cough syrup is very simple and easy to make, just follow the simple instructions:
Pineapple Cough Syrup – RECIPE
- 1 cup fresh pineapple
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 piece of raw ginger (about 1½ tablespoon)
- 1 tablespoon raw, unfiltered honey
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
As we said, this cough syrup is very simple and easy to make – just combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until you get nice and homogenous mixture. You should drink ¼ of this cough syrup, 3 times every day. You should drink this homemade cough syrup until you get rid of the cough. You can keep this cough syrup in the refrigerator, because it won’t affect its nutrition. As we said, pineapple is loaded with potassium, so if you take beta-blockers (they cause potassium levels in the blood to increase), then you should limit your consumption.
As you can see, this cough syrup is all-natural and much more effective than the other medications. Just go to the local health store, get the ingredients and make your own homemade pineapple cough syrup.