A Guava a day keeps you healthy

The Guava comes across as a very humble fruit. It is not as exotic as the Kiwi or as expensive as the Apple, but under its shy green skin it has much more to offer.

It is a rich source of vitamins, fibers and minerals. If made a part of the daily diet, research has shown that guavas are very effective in preventing cancer and heart diseases. It also helps the body in combating free radicals produced during metabolism and aids in preventing age-related chronic diseases, such as Alzheimer's, cataract and rheumatoid arthritis. The presence of complex carbohydrates and dietary fibers in guava makes it effective in lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

Researchers working for the US department of Agriculture (USDA) have found that guava may be among the richest fruits in antioxidants, suggesting that there may be significant health benefits for people who regularly include guava in their diets. If you thought oranges and other citrus fruits were the best for vitamin C, you need to check out the guava. One guava has 165 milligrams of
Vitamin C, while one orange has a mere 69 mg.

Being rich in Vitamin C, it is effective in treating male infertility caused by sperm clumping and other abnormalities. Guava has abundant dietary fiber and thus, is good for those suffering from constipation.

This delicious fruit also has beta carotene, potassium and soluble fiber. Guava can improve your heart health by controlling your blood pressure and cholesterol. Guava's ability to lower blood pressure is the result of potassium. This mineral is an electrolyte that is essential to electrical
reactions in your body, including your heart.

For people trying to lose weight, the high content of roughage, no cholesterol and the good carbs content are very beneficial. Guavas can improve the texture of skin and help avoid skin problems as well. The medicinal properties of the fruit are known to cure wounds externally also treating bleeding nose and gums.

Eating one guava for breakfast gives you the much needed daily dose of iron, folic acid, calcium, fiber, protein, carbohydrates, vitamin A, B and lots of vitamin C. The total fat content of one guava is 0.9 gms and it has only 84 calories. Compared to the Apple it has 42% less calories and 38% less fat.

A Guava a day keeps, everything from a common cold to cancer, from swollen gums to blood pressure, also obesity and diabetes and the doctor away!

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