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20 Science-backed Health Benefits of Guava!

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20 Science-backed Health Benefits of Guava!


Guavas are common tropical fruits. They are enjoyed in many tropical and subtropical regions. It is somewhat light green or yellow in color on the outside when it is ripe. It has white or maroon flesh with lots of small hard seeds enveloped in very soft, sweet pulp. It is consumed raw or in the form of jams and jellies.

Guava is a powerhouse of nutrients. It is rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, lycopene, phosphorus, calcium, manganese, folate, potassium. It helps keep your skin hydrated as it contains about 80% of water.

The health benefits of guava include relief from diarrhea, dysentery, cough, cold, constipation, high blood pressure, scurvy. It also aids in weight loss, treating skin and hair problems and also acts as immune booster.

Nutrition facts

Energy285KJ
Carbohydrates14.32g
Sugars8.9 g
Dietary fiber5.4g
Protein2.55 g
Vitamin A31 μg
Beta carotene374 μg
Niacin1.084mg
Folate49 μg
Vitamin C228.3mg
Vitamin K2.2 μg
Calcium18mg
Iron0.26 mg
Magnesium22mg
Manganese0.15 mg
Phosphorus40mg
Potassium417mg
Sodium2mg
Zinc0.23 mg
Lycopene5204 μg

Health Benefits of Guava

1. Relieves from Diarrhea & Dysentery

Astringents present in guava are of alkaline nature. They have disinfectant and anti-bacterial properties and inhibit the microbial growth, removing extra mucus from the intestines. Vitamin-C, potassium and carotenoids also strengthens and tone the digestive system.

2. Healthy Eyesight

Guavas are rich in vitamin A which slows down the appearance of macular degeneration, cataracts, and also prevents the degradation of eyesight and night blindness.

3. Improves Brain Function

Vitamin B3 (niacin) and Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) helps in improving blood circulation to the brain. This relaxes your nerves and also stimulate cognitive function.

4. Regulating thyroid

Guavas contain copper which regulates the thyroid metabolism. It helps to control hormone production and absorption.

5. Controls diabetes

Guavas are rich in fiber and have low glycemic index which help to regulate the absorption of sugar by the body. Guavas help in prevention and cure of Type 2 diabetes.

6. Laxative

Guavas, rich in fiber, help body in retaining water and thoroughly cleans intestine and excretory system.

7. Relax nerves

Guava is rich in magnesium which helps to relax muscles and nerves of the body.

8. Good in pregnancy

Guavas contain Folic acid which is advised to pregnant women as it can help in proper development of the fetus’s nervous system. It also protect newborns from neurological disorders.

9. Boosting fertility

Guavas contain healthy amounts of folate which in boosting up the fertility in humans.

10. Speeds up absorption

Guavas are rich in manganese that help the body in quick absorption of nutrients like biotin, vitamins, minerals from the food that we eat.

11. Immune booster

Guavas contain great amount of Vitamin C which provides a boost in antioxidants. These are the major lines of defense against the free radicals in the body.

12. Away from infections

Guava has astringent properties which inhibits the microbial activity. It relieves from coughs and colds by reducing mucus, cleans respiratory tract and throat.

13. Aids in losing weight

Guava is a good source of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fiber and don’t possess cholesterol and have a very low number of digestible carbohydrates.

15. Cancer

Guavas are the richest source of anti-oxidants. Vitamin C and antioxidants like Lycopene protect cells from damage and reduce the chances of prostate, breast, and oral cancers.

16. Healthy skin

The vitamins, minerals and the astringent property of guava help to keep skin toned, hydrated. It removes acne, wrinkles, dark spots, blackheads, and pimples.

17. Cures scurvy

Guavas are a great source of vitamin C. A diet rich in vitamin C keeps away from this disease.

18. Anti- ageing

Guavas are good source of Vitamin A, B, C, lycopene and potassium which are great antioxidants and detoxifiers. They protect the healthy cells from toxins and UV rays.

19. Controls blood pressure

Potassium helps to reduce cholesterol in the blood and also prevents it from thickening. Thus helps in maintaining the fluidity of blood and reducing blood pressure.

20. Remedy for Hair loss

Guava also helps to promote healthy hair growth, combating hair loss problems.

21. Oral health

consuming the juice of guava leaves has known to be a magical remedy in curing toothaches, oral ulcers and swollen gums.

 

Always eat Fresh or organic Guava & Enjoy the numerous Health Benefits!


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Jennifer is a Part of Editorial Team at Remain Healthy. She believes in Healthy Living and loves to write on Health related topics. When not writing here, she is busy with Meditation, Yoga and her Dog Charlie.

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