Everyone had a record of Guava Chat Masala? Nothing else can match with a strong exhilarating sweet scent tied to jams, jellies and deliciously Murabbas. Undoubtedly, it is a fruit that was always enough praise from our grandmothers. Guava, popularly known as “Amrood” in Hindi is loaded with small hard seeds in the middle. It assumes its origin in Central America, where it is also known as “Sand Plum.”It is round or oval shape with light green skin or pale yellow and the flesh color varies from white to dark pink or red and edible seeds.
In addition to its unique taste and scent, guava was celebrated as super fruit because of the many health benefits it offers. In fact, it has the power of nutrients. “This self-effacing fruit is very rich in Vitamin C, lycopene as well as antioxidants that are helpful to the skin. Guava fruits are rich in manganese that help the body absorb other essential nutrients from the food we eat. Guava contains folic acid, a mineral that helps promote fertility. Guavas potassium helps as well as normalizes blood pressure levels. In fact, a banana and guava contain about the same amount of potassium. Such as about 80% water, helps to hydrate the skin, “says Dr. Manoj K. Ahuja, Sukhda hospital. Here are 15 health benefits of skin and health you should know.
- Immunity Enhancer
Did you know that guavas are one of the richest sources of Vitamin C? It’s true. Vitamin C improves immunity and protects against infections and joint pathogens.
- Reduce Cancer Risk
“Lycopene, Quercetin, vitamin C and other Polyphenols antioxidant are so powerful that it generates free radicals in the body to neutralize the growth of cancer cells. Guavas have proven to be very effective in reducing the risk of cancer of the prostate and also inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells because it is rich in lycopene, “says Dr. Manoj K. Ahuja.
Due to the high content of dietary fiber and low Glycemic index, Guava prevents the development of diabetes.
While the low Glycemic inhibits a sudden increase in the blood glucose, the fiber content ensures that the sugar levels are well regulated.
- Heart Health
Guava Improve the balance of sodium and potassium in the body, thereby regulating the blood pressure in patients with hypertension.
Guavas also help to reduce Triglycerides and Bad Cholesterol (LDL), which contribute to the development of hereditary diseases. This magic fruit improves the cholesterol (HDL).
- Constipation Treatment
It is one of the richest sources of fiber compared to other fruits and meets only 12% of the recommended daily intake of fiber that makes it very beneficial for your digestive system. Guava seeds when swallowed whole or chewed, they also serve as an excellent laxative to help the formation of movements of the healthy intestine.
- Improve Eyesight
Since the presence of vitamin A, guava is known as an enhancement to the health of the eyes. They can not only prevent the dismantling of sight but also improve eyesight.
It can help to reduce the onset of cataract and macular degeneration. Although vitamin A in guavas is not as rich as carrots but they are still a good source of nutrients.
- Guava for the period of Pregnancy
Guavas have vitamin B-9 and also folic acid, which is very healthy for pregnant women because it can help in developing the nervous system of the child and protecting the newborn neurological disorders.
Guava leaves have anti-inflammatory and a strong antibacterial ability to fight against infections and kill germs. Therefore, the consumption of guava leaves can act as fantastic remedies for home toothaches. The juice of the guava leaves also has a cure to toothache, swollen gums and ulcers in the mouth.
- Stress Buster
The magnesium in guava helps to relax the muscles and nerves.
So after a solid workout or a lengthy day at the office, a guava is definitely what you need to relax your muscles, against stress and give your system a good energy boost.
- Excellent for Your Brain
“The guavas have vitamin B3 as well as vitamin B6, also recognized as pyridoxine also niacin, each to help boost blood flow to the brain, increase cognitive function and relax the nerves,” says Dr. Manoj K. Ahuja.
- Weight Loss
Would you like to lose a few pounds? Guava is just the thing. Without endangering your intake of protein, vitamins and fiber, Guava helps to lose weight by regulating your metabolism. It’s Win-Win! Guava, especially raw guava has much less sugar compared with the apples, oranges, grapes and other fruits.
- Cough and Cold
Guava has the highest amounts of vitamin C between fruit iron and is presented as a preventive against viral infections and cold.
Juice of raw and immature guava or boil of guava leaves is very useful to help relieve cough and cold as it helps get rid of mucus and disinfects of throat and lungs.
- Anti-Aging Properties
Guavas are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and antioxidants such as carotene and lycopene, which protect the skin’s wrinkles. A guava a day keeps the wrinkles away!
- Improved Complexion
Guava help gains radiance and freshness of the skin. All you need to do is to grind with an egg yolk and apply it to your face. Rinse with warm water after 20 minutes. If used once or twice a week, you will note that it removes dead skin cells and lightens your complexion. Guavas are also a great source of vitamin K, which helps to get rid of skin discolorations, dark circles and redness of eyes as well as irritation of the acne.
- Improves the Texture
Guava has great features of astringents. Guava helps the facial muscles to tighten, so apply a decoction of the leaves and fruits on the skin and you will be glad to see the results!