Medicinal Properties of Pineapple
Pineapple is not just for drinks and desserts. Rich in the enzyme bromelain, research has shown that pineapple can be effective in treating lung inflammation that can be caused by excessive coughing, suppressing the urge to cough more, according to the National Library of Medicine. This study also indicates that the bromelain naturally present in pineapple may provide similar effects if the cough you suffer from is due to asthma. Pineapple juice has also been used to treat other respiratory ailments such as bronchitis, hay fever, asthma and pneumonia. It’s being tested as a possible treatment for cancer and HIV (human immunodeficiency virus-
Also when it comes to colds
You Need Vitamin C to Boost Your Immunity System
Orange juice and grapefruit juices are the leaders when it comes to fruit juices that contain Vitamin C. Still, pineapple juice is packed full of this valuable antioxidant as well. One cup of orange juice provides 120 percent of the Daily Value (DV) of Vitamin C. One cup of pineapple juice provides 100 percent of the Vitamin C you need every day.
Choose Fresh Pineapple Juice Over Canned or Frozen
To get the most health benefits from pineapple juice when you have a cold, fresh is the best choice. Look for ripe fruits that have a vibrant color and deep green leaves.
Processed pineapple juice still contains the bromelain enzyme, but it contains less than fresh.