The pineapple is an amazing fruit that is very tasty, and also very healthy. It can be served in various ways, but the best is to be made as a juice. It is an excellent weapon to fight cough during the cold winter days, but that’s no it.
This fruit is also known as “the king of fruits” and for a very good reason – it contains a royal amount of valuable ingredients.
It is rich in enzymes, minerals, trace elements and vitamins, and it also contains calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, iodine, zinc and vitamins A, E, C and B-group vitamins.
Every part of this fruit can be useful. You can prepare tea from the leaves, the bark can also be used for healing purposes as the membrane has bromelain twice as much as the fruit itself does.
Why is bromelain important?
Bromelain can dissolve proteins that are difficult to digest and cause constipation. This means that pineapple juice can improve your digestion and cleanse your intestines.
The juice is also a better solution in cases of cough than over-the-counter cough syrups.
Pineapple juice relieves sore throat and makes the phlegm easier to expel. According to studies, a mixture of natural, organic honey and pineapple (and some other healthy stuff) can be of great help for patients who suffer from tuberculosis, problems with thick phlegm, sinus congestion, cough, sneezing and various lung infections.
It’s been proven that freshly-squeezed pineapple juice is 5 times more effective than cough syrup. Unbelievable, right?
To prove you all these great things about pineapple juice, here is a recipe you can prepare at home. The results will be visible in no time.
The remedy had been of great help for many patients who had troubles with coughing.
You will need:
- 250 ml of fresh pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup freshly-squeezed lemon juice
- A piece of ginger root (about 7 inches long, grated)
- One tablespoon of honey
- Half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper
Mix all the ingredients together. Consume the beverage 2 to 3 times per day per ¼ cup. Drink it every day until the cough is gone.
There’s another remedy that not only will it soothe the cough, but it will also help you cope with the cold winter days.
To prepare it, you will need:
- 1 medium sized pineapple, peeled and cut into slices
- 150g muscovado sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 star anise
- 1 cinnamon stick
- dark rum
- juice of one orange
- half a lemon/squeezed
- 50 g butter
Start by caramelizing the muscovado sugar in a pan. After that, add honey and pineapple cut into slices. Stir shortly, then add the rum and mix briefly again.
Once the flame disappears, add the orange and the lemon juice. Boil briefly until the liquid reduces. In the end, add the butter, which will give the dessert fine creaminess and density. You can also add chopped mint or almonds if you like.