7 Secret life hacks for pineapple juice

Oct 7, 2014 at 9:57 a.m. ET
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Drink it, juice it, smell it, eat it, rub it on your body. Seven delicious and surprising ways to add more pineapple juice into your routine.

1. Cough syrup

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Not only does pineapple juice taste better than cough syrup, it works better as well. Acting as a natural germ-fighting agent, the juice helps relieve a sore throat and loosen mucus. Full of nutrients, pineapple juice is also much healthier than anything you would find at the drugstore. Drink and make the cough syrup recipe listed on Beauty Tips 4 Her.

2. Natural breast-feeding relief

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Planning on having a baby or about to deliver? Take a can of pineapple juice! Pineapple juice helps reduce engorgement and relieves the newly breast-feeding mother's pain. As a natural anti-inflammatory, it helps blocked milk ducts when the milk first comes in and when attempting to wean.

3. Avoid browning apples

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Use this sweet ingredient on cut apples to avoid lunchbox browning. Not only will they look better, they'll taste a bit sweeter. And the best part, this blogger has a brilliant trick for applying the juice without the mess of soaking the apples.

4. Bloat buster

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Pineapple has a large amount of bromelain, an extract found within the plant. Bromelain has properties known to not only reduce gas and bloating, but also to aid in the fight of blood clotting and cancerous tumor cells. Eat more of the fruit or add as ice cubes to infuse water or other drinks. Or you can just suck on the ice cubes all day long like candy.

5. Face scrub

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Pineapples are great for your skin due to the B vitamins found within. In addition, the enzymes that are inside of the juice help reduce acne. Great for sensitive skin, make your own face scrub to keep your pimples at bay. Just don't be surprised if you can't stop touching your smooth face all day long.

6. Summer potpourri

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Pineapple juice mixed with a few citrus slices and coconut extract can make one heck of a sweet scent for your home. Simmer the ingredients with water on your stove to enjoy the aroma all day long. Warning: You'll have neighbors knocking down your door for a whiff of this sweet smell.

7. Shaving scrub

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Moisturize your legs while shaving using sugar, an oil, such as coconut oil or olive oil, mixed with a few tablespoons of pineapple juice. This will help keep your legs super smooth, smelling good and reduce any possible redness. Plus, your husband won't be able to keep his hands off of you.

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