7 Pineapple Juice Benefits

 

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If you want to feel like you are on the beach (even if you are cozied up under a blanket) and pamper yourself today, you have to choose pineapple juice.

Pineapple juice feels like a delicious cocktail (don’t forget the straw and the tiny umbrella!), yet it is a fantastic natural juice with countless health benefits, including improving cough, reducing inflammation, aiding your digestion, protecting your heart and much more.

Making pineapple juice is so simple. You can just drink it as is, or make delicious green juices or powerful cough elixirs out of it.

7 Pineapple Juice Benefits

Pineapple juice is not only bright like the sun, sweet like candy and fresh like summer, but it is also one of the healthiest fruit juices out their with medicinal superpowers. Let’s learn about the top 7 benefits of pineapple juice and get some recipes to go with them.

#1. Pineapple Juice For Cough

Did you know that pineapple juice is the only major dietary source of the powerful bromelain? It is an enzyme extract derived from the stems of pineapples. Bromelain can also be found in all other parts of the fruit.

What is bromelain good for? For one, it is an excellent remedy for coughs.

You can make your own pineapple cough remedy at home. Just try these recipes:

Pineapple Juice Cough Elixir

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tsp minced or chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder (or the content of 1 – 2 Organifi Daily Turmeric capsules)
  • 1 tbsp honey (you can skip this or sub with maple syrup if you are vegan)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions: Mix all ingredients together. Drink it throughout the day in 3 – 4 doses.

Stop Coughs Pineapple Juice 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 2 tbsp honey (skip it or sub with maple syrup if you are vegan)

Instructions: Drink it throughout the day in 3 – 4 doses.

#2. Reduce Inflammation

As you already know, pineapple is abundant in bromelain. Bromelain is full of inflammation-reducing properties that according to research, helps to remedy sports injuries. It can help with swelling and bruising and contains chemicals that prevent blood clots.

#3. Anti-Cancer

It is almost unreal, but bromelain in pineapple can even fight cancer. Research has found that it has the powerful potential as an anti-cancer agent, working together with chemotherapy in particular to suppress cancer cell growth. Pineapples are also high in beta-carotene, which can protect against colon and prostate cancer.

#4. Reduce Bloating/Improve Digestion

Pineapple it is an excellent source of fiber that you can enjoy in blended pineapple juice (made in your blender without straining!) that can get things moving along, helping your digestion and your weight loss goals. Bromelain in pineapple is also an important player in helping your digestion and reducing bloating and constipation by how it helps the breakdown of protein. It can also help with symptoms of ulcerative colitis and ulcers.

#5. Improve Asthma

Pineapples are high in beta-carotene that brings important benefits to your health. According to research, one of these benefits is the potential to reduce exercise-induced asthma.

#6. Heart Health

Pineapple is an abundant source of vitamin C, which is not only known to boost your immune system, but can also protect you from heart disease. It is also high in fiber, which is not only good news for your digestion and waistline, but your heart health too. Research has found that higher vitamin C intake, as well as a high -fiber diet, can decrease your risk of coronary heart disease.

#7. Fertility

Pineapple is abundant in vitamins that are not only beneficial for your overall health, but can help boost your fertility whether you are a man or woman. These micronutrients include vitamin C, zinc, copper, folate and beta-carotene.

Pineapple Juice Nutrients

One 8-ounce glass of unsweetened pineapple juice includes about:

  • 130 calories
  • 33 mg calcium
  • 30 mg of magnesium
  • 25 mg of vitamin C (1/3 of the daily recommendation for women and 1/4 for men)
  • 0.78 mg of iron (10% of the recommendation for men, and 4.5% for women)
  • 1.3 mg of manganese (70% of the daily recommendation)
  • 0.2 mg of copper (19% of the daily recommendation)

Pineapple juice is just as tasty as Kool-Aid, Capri-sun and other processed, sugary juices but is much healthier! Instead of handing out these less-than-healthy options to the kids, try making some home-made pineapple juice recipes.

Pineapple Juice Recipes

How To Make Pineapple Juice

Ingredients:

  • Pineapple (depending on how much juice you want and also the quality of your pineapple and blender; you will need 1.5 – 3 cups of pineapple for 1 cup of juice)

Instructions: Run your pineapples through the juicer. Alternatively, you can blend it then strain it with a nut milk bag or strainer.

Ginger-Pineapple Juice

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of pineapple
  • 1 knob of ginger
  • Optional: 1 lemon or lime

Instructions: Run it all through your juicer. Enjoy.

Pineapple Green Juice

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of pineapples
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 – 3 leaves of kale
  • 1 bunch of parsley
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 knob of ginger

Instructions: Run it all through your juicer. Enjoy.

Pineapple Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks

Instructions: Put everything into a popsicle mold (ice cube trays work too!) and freeze. Enjoy frozen.

Pineapple-Ginger-Turmeric-Orange Golden Juice

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of pineapple
  • 1 knob of ginger
  • 1 knob of turmeric
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange

Instructions: Run it all through your juicer and enjoy.

Hydrating Pineapple Juice

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of pineapple
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 stalk celery
  • Handful of kale
  • 1 knob of ginger
  • 1 lemon

Instructions: Run it all through your juicer and enjoy.

Organifi Pineapple Juice

Instructions: Mix your Organifi well with the pineapple juice. Enjoy.

Conclusion

Stopping coughs, lowering inflammation, protecting your heart, improving your digestion, improving asthma, preventing cancer and improving your fertility… those are some amazing health benefits pineapple juice has to offer. I bet you want to add pineapple juice to your diet now and have it handy in case of a winter cough.

Pick one recipe from the list and try it this week. Snap a photo and share your choice with us. We would love to see your delicious drink. Don’t forget the glass straw and perhaps a small pineapple wedge as decoration. And remember, we’re in this together.

 

Kat Gal

Kat Gal

Kat Gál is a multi-passionate writer, world traveler, nomad, runner, and cat-person. She is a lifelong learner who lives outside of her comfort zones stretching her boundaries and discovering beauty around the world. She is a Certified Holistic Health and Life Coach who encourages others to embrace their unique authentic selves, follow their heart and find their own version of freedom in life.
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