Most of us have become conditioned to immediately picking up a bottle of cough syrup the minute we feel the sizzling sensation in your throat, signaling the oncoming cough.
While these over-the-counter expectorants work well, we often tend to forget that just by consuming the correct foods, we can prevent many diseases and also eliminate the need for medications in many situations….So does juice from pineapples really compare to conventional over-the-counter syrups ? Does it help when it comes to fighting cough?
Like many fruits, pineapples are rich in vitamin c, which boosts the immune system, as well as vitamin A and various B vitamins. This will of course be beneficial whenever the body is trying to fight off an infection. It also contains minerals like potassium, manganese and magnesium, which act in tandem with the vitamins the juice contains to strengthen your body’s response to illness.
Pineapple juice, however, is unique in that it contains bromelain as well, an enzyme with antioxidant properties which helps fight inflammation in the respiratory system and clears the sinuses.
Pineapple juice can treat most persistent cough, as long as it isn’t as a result of pneumonia.
Here is a recipe for making a pineapple juice cough syrup:
INGREDIENTS: * ½ pineapple *2 lemons *1 inch (2.5 cm) piece of ginger *1 tsp honey *pinch of sea salt & pepper (optional) *1 fresh chili pepper or pinch of dried (optional)
DIRECTIONS: *Wash well and remove the skin from the pineapple and lemons. *Add pineapple, lemons and ginger through juicer and pour 5 ounces into a glass. *Mix in honey, salt, pepper and dried spices (optional).
Consume 5 ounces 3 times per day.
IF SYMPTOMS PERSIST, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR !!!