Pineapple is a popular tropical fruit. It tastes sweet and sour. To eat pineapples directly, you need to peel it with complicate techniques and dip them in salt water for a while. It requires so much steps that many people choose to drink pineapple juice directly. Pineapple juice remains most of the nutrition in pineapples, and it is much more convenient. In this passage, I’ll introduce the nutrition facts in pineapples, what’s its benefits to health, and its efficacy to relieve cough.
Pineapple juice Nutrient content
Pineapple juice is rich in nutrition, including sugar, proteins, fat, vitamin A, B1, B2, C, proteolytic enzymes, minerals like calcium, phosphorus and iron, organic acid, nicotinic acid, etc. Pineapple juice is abundant in vitamin C.
As manifested by researchers, the proteolytic enzymes in pineapple juice contribute to the digestion of proteins. It benefits those who take in excessive fat and greasy food. Some people eat meat together with pineapples. This can not only enrich the tastes, but also promote the digestion of meat. On the other hand, you’d better not drink pineapple juice on an empty stomach. The best time to drink pineapple juice is after a meal. It is an good choice of desserts.
Pineapple juice has high sugar content. It contains 10% sugar and 1% acid, mainly sucrose and citric acid, so it tastes yummy.
The vitamin A, B, C, E in pineapple juice are essential trace element in human body. They can boost metabolism and relieve weariness. Pineapple juice has the highest content of vitamin C.
Pineapple juice is rich in minerals of calcium, manganese, phosphorus and iron. The calcium is conducive to bone growth. The manganese can help prevent cellular damage and senescence. Carotene β, Copper, zinc and folic acid can improve fertility.
Pineapple juice health benefits
Pineapple juice is helpful to females who pursue beauty. The abundant vitamin C content in pineapple juice contribute to whiten your skin, anti-aging and eliminate edema.
Smooth the vessel
Pineapple juice can help eliminate the impurities in human vessel, especially some cholesterol, fat and waste. The bromelain can increase the patency of the vessel so as to prevent cardiovascular disease.
For people who don’t have appetite in hot weather, pineapple juice can stimulate the appetite. You can drink some pineapple juice before dinner or add it to the dishes. The bromelain and dietary fiber can improve the digestion and regulate the spleen and stomach.
Strengthen your bones
Fresh pineapple juice contains calcium, manganese and other minerals. For teenagers, drinking pineapple juice can promote the growth of bones. For elders, pineapple juice can make the bones stronger.
Although pineapple juice is beneficial to human body, you should drink proper quantities. Most pineapple drinks on the market contains high sugar content, preservatives and other artificial additives. It's not good for health if you drink to much, especially for diabetic patients. We recommend you drink fresh pineapple juice r cold pressed juice.
Pineapple juice for cough
Pineapple juice also serves as a home remedy for cough. Some websites claim the effect of pineapple juice is 5 times that of cough medicine. In many tribes like the Amish, people drink pineapple juice to cure cough. Is it really effective? Can it play the role of cough medicine? Does it have reliable scientific basis?
Pineapple juice is known as a solvent. It can dilute mucus and clear phlegm.
A researcher in an India institute has published an journal article in 2010. This article is cited as an evidence to prove the effect of pineapple juice to relieve cough. But this article is about tuberculosis rather than cough.
As manifested by this article, mixed pineapple juice, salt, pepper and honey is conducive to dissolve the phlegm in the lung of tuberculosis patients. But this discovery wasn’t the core of this research. So it is not enough to support that pineapple juice is a effective remedy for cough.
Indeed, many people prove pineapple juice can effectively relieve cough with their experience. We didn’t deny these facts. But to support its effectiveness, we need further research and a large number of evidence.
Why pineapple juice is helpful to relieve cough
Although whether pineapple juice is effective to cure cough remain as uncertain. It does have some nutrient content that can help relive cough.
- Pineapple juice contain bromelain. This enzyme has been proved to have the function of Anti-inflammation and analgesia.
- The bromelain can help relieve the symptoms of respiratory problems, and stimulate mucus secretion. Some research indicate bromelain has the potential to resist cancer cells.
- Bromelain is not specialized in relieving coughs, but with the properties above, it does have some efficacy. It depends on the cause of cough.
- The vitamin C component in pineapple juice can help build our immune system and improve eyesight.
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