If you are looking for a fruit rich in nutrients then you should definitely take guava into consideration. This fruit and its leaf are very useful in case you want to treat cold, cough, dysentery, constipation, scurvy, skin disorders or if you simply want to balance your blood pressure and/or lose weight.
Guava is a very resistant fruit that doesn’t require large amounts of chemicals in order to be protected while growing (unlike grapes and apples for example).
Now let’s highlight 19 amazing reasons to eat guava starting this summer.
19 Reasons to Eat Guava
1. Relieves the symptoms of dysentery and diarrhea
This exotic fruit is packed with astringents (alkaline). They have strong disinfectant and anti-bacterial properties. This means that they have the ability to block the spread of microbes and eliminate the mucus from the intestines. The large quantities of Carotenoids, potassium, and vitamin C found in guava are beneficial for the work of the digestive system.
2. Accelerates absorption
Thanks to the Manganese, guava improves the ability of the body to absorb all the important nutrients like minerals, vitamins, and biotin from the food in a very fast manner.
4. Good for diabetic
In addition, guava comes with a very low glycemic index and large quantities of fiber. This means that after you consume guava you can expect better absorption and processing of sugar by the system. You can also use it for preventing or treating Type 2 diabetes.
5. Prevent hair loss
One of the most important ingredients needed for proper hair growth is vitamin C and this is one of the main ingredients in guava. This fruit also prevents hair loss because it strengthens the hair roots.
6. Supports weight loss
As we have mentioned before, this fruit contains many proteins, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. It has a small number of calories, no cholesterol, and a low level of sugar.
7. Efficient laxative
If the colon is unable to transport and process the food we consume it is most likely that we will face constipation. Guava contains a huge amount of fiber, improves water retention where it’s needed, and helps the body get rid of toxins.
Guava is packed with vitamin A which prevents the occurrence of macular degeneration and cataracts. In addition, it stops the process of degradation of eyesight and eye diseases.
9. Normalizes blood pressure
One of the main ingredients of guava – potassium – is the reason why consumption of this fruit leads to a reduction of the level of cholesterol in the blood and doesn’t allow thickening of cholesterol. This means that the blood circulates without any problems and the blood pressure is kept at a normal level.
10. Brain health
Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B6 are vitamins that are very important for the proper functioning of the human brain. They improve the blood circulation in the brain, improve cognitive function and relax the tensed nerves. Guava contains a large amount of these vitamins.
11. Keeps the thyroid metabolism rate at the right level
Although the amount of copper found in guavas is not very high, it is enough to help the regulation of thyroid metabolism. In addition, guavas help hormone production and absorption too.
12. Oral health
Guava juice is especially useful in cases of mouth ulcers, toothaches, and swollen or irritated gums. Guava juice can also accelerate the process of healing wounds when it is used externally in a combination with turmeric.
13. Fertility booster
Because of the presence of folate in guavas, we can freely say that they are a natural Healthline.
This exotic fruit also contains Folic acid known as Vitamin B9 too. This substance is often prescribed for pregnant women because it supports the proper development of the nervous system in embryos and protects the child from any neurological problems.
15. Cancer cure
Since guavas are packed with Vitamin C and various antioxidants like Lycopene for example, their consumption can protect all the cells in your body and reduce the risk of developing E Times, oral and prostate cancer.
16. Nervous relaxant
Guava contains high levels of magnesium which makes this tropical food an excellent natural nervous relaxant. The muscles and nerves will be freed from tension after you consume some guava.
17. Protection against infections
Guava soothes cold and cough by eliminating mucus, clearing the respiratory tract, lungs, and throat, and blocking the activity of microbes thanks to the astringents.
18. Protects the skin from UV rays
As previously mentioned, guava contains lycopene (twice more than tomatoes for example). This antioxidant keeps the skin safe from the dangerous UV rays and pollution.
19. Eases the symptoms of bronchitis
If you want to get rid of excessive mucus and open up your lungs you can use Guava leaf tea.
Via Madison Yauger