The Impressive Health Benefits of Pineapples
Did you know that pineapples have many incredible health benefits?
In nutritional terms, pineapples are amazing fruits packed with nutrients that benefit our immune system as zinc, folic acid, manganese, high levels of vitamin C, prebiotic fibers, etc.
Then, when we consider the benefits of pineapple on our health, we must remember that in addition to its nutrients, pineapples are also packed with a powerful enzyme called bromelain. Well-known for its anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antithrombotic, anticancer, and antimicrobial effects.
In fact, bromelain has the same analgesic/anti-inflammatory mechanism as conventional over-the-counter NSAIDs - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Which works by reducing the production of prostaglandins. In other words, bromelain acts in the same way as ibuprofen, one of the most widely used drug in the world. But, without its side-effects.
Research has found that the anti-inflammatory properties of bromelain could be beneficial in the treatment of several conditions, including: improving chronic inflammatory processes such as diluting and expelling mucus from the lungs, alleviating symptoms of asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis e bronchitis, on arthritis symptoms, joint pain and stiffness, reducing pain in general, supporting digestion, various cardiovascular disorders, swelling, burns, blood clotting, boosting immunity, in combating tumor cells, and more.
In particular, one study published in 2010 in India, where a mixture of pineapple, salt, honey, and black pepper was offered to patients once a day and was found to be extremely effective in treating tuberculosis because pineapple’s ability to dissolve mucus from the lungs.
As you could see, home remedies containing this crowned fruit are packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory properties, and can be effective as an alternative to the conventional cough remedies. Since its properties help dilute and expel mucus from the lungs, alleviating inflammation in the respiratory system, and boosting the immune system.
Besides, homemade pineapple tonics or cough syrups are simple to prepare, delicious, and inexpensive medications. Though, most importantly, without the side effects of conventional cough syrups that can vary from nausea to stomach pain, , drowsiness, dizziness, irregular heartbeat, headache, trouble sleeping, facial redness, high blood pressure, paranoia and mental confusion, and more.
So, why don’t give it a try?
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