Having trouble with a cough? Grab a pineapple. Yes, you heard me right. An enzyme called Bromelain, found in pineapples possesses strong anti-inflammatory properties. It is responsible for breaking down the mucous in the lungs and expelling it out.
Pineapple is rich in vitamin C and vitamin A and minerals like magnesium, manganese and potassium, all of which help boost the immune system and help fight infections.
Why is pineapple juice so effective for coughs?
In 2010, researchers in India compared the effects of over-the-counter syrups to a natural mixture of pineapple juice, salt, pepper and honey on the coughs of tuberculosis patients. It was discovered that the pineapple mixture was far more effective at soothing down coughs than commercial medication.
EXPELS MUCOUS FROM THE LUNGS
Research has discovered mucus-dissolving benefits of pineapple juice. It can help enhance mucolysis and the expelling of mucus.
IT CAN CLEAR OUT SINUS PROBLEM
Bromelain in pineapple acts as a natural antihistamine, decongestant, and anti-inflammatory remedy.
Pineapple juice can reduce cough and nasal mucus. Studies prove that a 600 mg daily dose of bromelain for three months may help those suffering from chronic sinusitis.