Benefits of Guava

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  • Strengthens the digestive system.
  • Suitable for curing cough and cold.
  • Helps fight gingivitis, a gum disease, because of its rich concentration of folate.
  • Helps treat swollen gums, alleviates tooth ache, and prevents oral cancer.
  • The rind contains high amounts of Vitamin C, thus increasing immunity.
  • Contains Quercetin, an antioxidant that blocks enzymes responsible for increasing sorbitol, a sugar leading to cataracts.
  • Protects against heart disease.
  • Clears the skin of acne and keeps it looking youthful.
  • Good source of iron.
  • Contains high amounts of fiber and complex carbohydrates that helps a person feel full for longer. Thus, it is good for weight loss.
  • It maintains one's metabolism by ensuring proper absorption of nutrients.
  • Protects against Rheumatoid Arthritis and Alzheimers.
  • Helps reduce prolonged menstruation.
 
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Guava contains astringents that harden loose bowels. The astringents have disinfectant and anti-bacterial properties. It is also a rich source of Vitamin C many times greater than oranges. It also has moderate quantity of Vitamin A.


 

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wonderful guava

Dental Care: The juice of the guava leaves containing astringents and vitamins is a remedy for toothaches, swollen gums and ulcers of the mouth.

Weight Loss: Guava forms an essential component of a weight loss diet. Guava is rich in fiber, proteins and vitamins and this implies that individuals looking to lose weight would not have to compromise on their intake of these nutrients! Guava with no cholesterol and low carbohydrates, can still offer a feeling of fullness. A medium sized guava for lunch is enough to supply nutrition till dinner. Again, guava can help thin people gain weight. This can be attributed to its nutrients which aid in the better absorption process of the body.



 

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Skin Care: The astringents of guava enhance the skin texture and tighten loosened skin. In fact, guava works more effectively than any other skin nourishing lotions in the market. Decoction of immature leaves and fruits can be applied on the skin for tightening and toning purposes. Additionally, guava has high contents of vitamin A, vitamin C and Potassium, which are characterized by their antioxidant functions. These nutrients carry out detoxification processes and keep the skin healthy and wrinkle-free.


Diabetes: According to a study conducted on rats, both the guava fruit and its leaves can help diabetic patients by lowering their blood glucose levels. However, if consumed along with its skin, it can be bad for your blood sugar. According to the research published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research and conducted by researchers at the Medicinal Research Laboratory of the University of Allahabad, blood sugar levels in rats injected with guava peel extract rose by 91% in sub-diabetic rats within two hours of administration and by 27% in normal rats after eight hours of administration. So, the best way to consume a guava for diabetics is to peel off its skin.


 

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Cancer Prevention: Guava is an excellent source of the cancer-fighting antioxidant, lycopene. Lycopene in guava is more easily absorbed by our body than lycopene from tomato becuase of the difference in the cell structure that allows the antioxidant to be absorbed whether the fruit is raw or cooked. Lycopene consumption is associated with significantly lower rates of prostate cancer, and it has also been found to inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells. Lycopene promotes good health by acting against the influence of “free radicals”, which can damage cells and can contribute to developing cancer and coronary heart disease. All varieties of guava are loaded with antioxidants but the one with the red flesh type contains more than the white-fleshed apple guava.


 

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