Do Pineapples Contain Hidden Health Benefits?

Playing Drs. Rx: Heal Faster with Pineapple Tea?

Pineapples are delicious, nutritious, and can make you feel like you're on a tropical vacation -- but the tasty fruit may also contain numerous hidden health benefits!

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The Doctors discuss the therapeutic benefits of drinking tea made from pineapple skin, which is packed with the enzyme bromelain. This enzyme has anti-inflammatory and anti-bruising properties, which can be beneficial for patients who have undergone surgery or a procedure and are experiencing swelling or lasting bruises. Dermatologist expert Dr. Sonia Batra often tells her patients to drink this tea after getting injections in hopes of minimizing their swelling and bruising.

To make this pineapple tea, follow these steps:

  • Scrub the outer pineapple skins
  • Boil the scrubbed skins in water
  • Add cinnamon sticks, cloves, and ginger to taste
  • Also, add additional fruit to naturally sweeten the tea
  • Serve the tea hot or cold

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Also in the video above, learn how pineapples may help treat your cough and possibly help to brighten your teeth.

 

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