Guavas are fruits come loaded with tiny hard seeds at the centre. Guavas are round or oval in shape with a light green or light yellow skin and the colour of its flesh varies from white or pink to dark red and they contain edible seeds. Due to their unique flavour and smell, guava fruits have been hailed as major super fruits due to their numerous health benefits. Guavas are a powerhouse of abundant nutrients and they are extraordinarily rich in lycopene, vitamin C and antioxidants that are highly beneficial for good skin health.
Guavas are also highly rich in manganese which aids the body in absorbing other key nutrients from the food that one eats. Guavas contain a great presence of folate, which is a mineral that helps in promoting fertility. The potassium found in guavas aids in normalising one's blood pressure levels. Bananas and guavas contain almost the same amount of potassium. Guavas contain about 80% of water which aids in keeping one's skin well hydrated.
Guava fruits possess a number of amazing health benefits. These are:-
Guavas are one of the richest sources of vitamin C .It is interesting to know that guava fruits contain 4 times the vitamin C content present in oranges. Vitamin C aids in improving one's immunity and protecting one against common pathogens and infections thereby good for eye health as well.
Lowering The Risk of Cancer
Guava fruits contain quercetin, lycopene, vitamin C and other polyphenols that tend to act as potent antioxidants which neutralise free radicals generated in the body thereby preventing the growth of cancer cells. Guava fruits have been found to be highly successful in reducing the risk of prostate cancer and also inhibiting the growth of breast cancer cells due to their richness in lycopene.
Guavas have a rich fibre content and low glycemic index which are amazing qualities that aid in preventing the development of diabetes. The low glycemic index in guavas work by inhibiting a sudden spike in sugar levels while the rich fibre content ensures that the levels of sugar are well regulated.
Guava fruits aid in improving the potassium and sodium balance of the body thereby aiding in regulating the blood pressure in people with high blood pressure. Guavas aid in lowering the triglycerides levels and bad cholesterol which are major causes of heart disease. Guava fruits aid in improving the levels of good cholesterol.
Guavas are one of the richest sources of dietary fiber in comparison to other fruits .A single guava fulfils about 12% of the daily recommended intake of dietary fibre which makes it extremely beneficial for one's digestive health. Guava seeds whether ingested whole or in chewed form serve as excellent laxatives thereby helping in the formation of healthy bowel movements.
Guavas are rich in Vitamin A which is well known as a booster nutrient for vision health. Vitamin A not only prevents the degradation of eyesight but aids in improving one's eyesight. It aids in slowing down the appearance of cataracts and macular degeneration.
Good For Pregnant Women
Guavas contain folic acid or vitamin B-9 that is an amazing nutrient for pregnant women because it greatly helps in developing the baby's nervous system and protecting the new born from neurological disorders.
Guava is good for weight loss due to its low sugar content. Guava helps in the loss of weight by regulating one's metabolism. Guava makes for a very filling snack and satisfies one's appetite easily.
Guavas are greatly rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and antioxidants such as lycopene and carotene which help in protecting one's skin from wrinkles and fine lines. Therefore, guavas are amazing for keeping the skin looking younger.
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