Hello everyone. I know I have disappeared from the face of the blogging world for many months. I hope all is well in your lives. I had been out with fever, cold,cough, no sense of smell or taste last week. Everything else was okay for me to handle except cough. As I have mentioned it does not leave me that early. As soon as I started coughing I had a bag of poha next to me and it did help me have some relief. Something better than poha that I had on the recommendation of my sister was no sugar added pineapple juice and crushed pineapple. Seriously, I had not coughed the whole night. After that night I decided that it was something I need to blog and spread the word around.
Why pineapple? It is a known fact that pineapple is rich in Vitamin C, Manganese, Bromelain, which is anti inflammatory. It also dissolves the mucus effectively. It is way better than the cough medicine and if I can get rid of a bad cough in 2 days, I think I will have a lot more of pineapple than the cough syrup.
Pineapple juice has other benefits, if you have stomach issues after eating out some pineapple juice can settle your stomach even if you have ulcer. It helps breastfeeding mothers who have issues blocked milk ducts or engorgement. People with arthritis will benefit because of its anti inflammatory properties.
Ingredients and Procedure:
Pineapple juice/ Crushed Pineapple (100% juice and not from concentrate, without additional sugar) - 1 cup in room temperature or mixed with warm water. I also had crushed Pineapple in pineapple juice and it worked.
Note: Places you can find the juices are at Trader Joes, they sell both fresh juice and in cans. Dole brand carries crushed pineapple in pineapple juice, Costco carries Del Monte brand that is 100% pineapple juice. If you cannot find pineapple without additives please make fresh juice from the fruit.