Guava has always been one of the favorite among all of us. Known by various names such ‘amrood’ in Hindi and ‘goyya pazham’ in Tamil, guava apart from being tasty has a number of health benefits too. It is known for the high levels of vitamin C that it has, and for its anti oxidant properties.
Guavas are also rich in manganese and potassium. They are also very rich in fiber and have very less calories. Having originated in Central America, guavas are tropical fruits and guava shares resemblances with lemons and are available in a few colors like red and green. It can be consumed in a number of ways like juices, salads, along with a few spices or as a snack item. They are great to eat, but won’t it be great if you can know how beneficial eating these are going to be?
In this article, we bring to you the benefits that this tropical fruit offers.
1. Traditional medicine
Guava leaves have been used as a medicine since long time ago. These leaves have a unique medicinal property that was used as folklore medicine.
2. Repairs tissues
Guavas are very rich in vitamin C, which helps in development and repair of body tissues and skin.
3. Healthy substitute
Guavas are naturally very low in calories, and can be taken with other snacks. This way, they fill your stomach, and also at the same time it decrease the calorie intake levels.
4. Functioning of vital organs
Potassium is one mineral that is essential for the proper functioning of vital organs such as heart and kidneys. Guavas are rich sources of potassium too.
5. Improves vision
Vitamin A, as we have always learnt, is vital for proper eyesight. Guava, being rich in this vitamin, improves eyesight.
6. Fiber rich
Being rich in fiber, intake of guavas help in easier absorption of various nutrients.
7. Carotenoid for cancer
Carotenoid is believed to reduce the chances of cancer, and guavas contain these carotenoids.
8. Early aging
The various nutrients and anti oxidants found in guavas prevent early aging and nourishes the skin.
9. Lowers blood sugar levels
Guava leaf tea helps in lowering blood sugar levels and reduces the insulin resistance levels.
10. Nourishes skin
Guava plays a vital role in nourishing your skin and gives it a healthy glow.
11. Treats scars and marks
Guavas when applied as a face pack help in treating and removing scars such as acne scars.
12. Promotes growth of hair
Vitamin C found in guavas, promotes healthy hair growth and also reduces hair fall.
13. Treats skin allergies
Guavas contain vitamin C and traces of vitamin K which are useful in treating minor skin infections and allergies.
14. Treats Dengue
Intake of guava juice frequently aids in treating dengue fever.
15. Improves blood circulation
Guavas improve the flow and circulation of blood throughout the body and also helps in functioning of nerves.
16. Cleanses body internally
Consuming guavas everyday helps in cleansing your internal system and keeps your entire body healthy.
In conclusion, guavas are both eye candy and soul food. Eating a guava everyday is very good for one’s health, and improves the body both internally, and externally.
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