10 Health benefits of guava

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Guava is a very common seasonal fruit and also called Amrood (in Hindi). It has a unique flavour and aroma. It is usually found in green color but also sometimes in red color. Not only guava fruit but also its leaves are packed with a number of health benefits. It has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidants and astringents properties and is a wonderful source of vitamins like vitamin C, A, B3, B6 etc., minerals, proteins and fibers. Thus we can say that guava is loaded with numerous health benefits.

 

10 health benefits of guava are: 

health benefits of guava

1) Boost up your immunity:

Guava is a wonderful source of vitamin C which assists your body to fight against several common infections and strengthen your immunity power.

2) Helps in digestion:

Guava is rich in dietary fibers which help in cleaning digestive system. It also helps to clean excretory system and intestines thoroughly that is keep free bowel movement. Thus guava aids in proper digestion.

3) Improve vision:

Guava is a good source of both vitamin A and retinol. They help to prevent the cataracts and macular degradation and improve your eye sight. Guava contains less amount of vitamin A than carrot but it contain many other nutrients along with vitamin A which helps to boost your eye health.

4) Skin care:

Guava helps to improve your skin complexion and prevent skin problems like wrinkles, dark circles, redness, acne and other disorders. The anti-aging property of guava due to presence of vitamin A, C and antioxidants, assists to prevent wrinkles and keep your skin glowing. You can also improve your skin complexion by making a guava scrub at home. For guava scrub, mash little guava flesh with an egg yolk. Apply this paste on your face and leave it for 20 min before washing it with lukewarm water.

5) Good for pregnant women:

The folic acid or vitamin B-9 present in guava is suggested beneficial for pregnant women. It assists in budding the baby’s nervous system and guard the newborn from neurological disorders.

6) Lower the cancer risk:

Guava contains powerful antioxidants like vitamin C, lycopene, quercitin and other polyphenols that helps to neutralize the free radicals produced in the body, preventing the development of cancer cells which can show the way to cancerous growth.

7) Cough and cold:

Guava has found to be preventive against cold and viral infections due to the presence of vitamin C, iron and its astringents property. The juice of immature and raw guava can give you relief from cough and cold, reduce mucus and slow down microbial activity.

8) Good for your brain:

Guava contains vitamin B3 and B6 (also called niacin and pyridoxine) which helps in improving blood circulation which in turn keeps your brain functions positive and nerves relaxed.

9) Weight loss:

Guava is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals and proteins. Also it contains zero cholesterol and little digestible carbohydrates. Eating a medium sized guava can fill or satisfy your appetite for many hours so that you will not feel hungry and eat less. Thus guava helps you to lose weight without any compromise in your protein and vitamin. For thin people it also helps to gain weight.

10) Beats toothache:

The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of guava leaves make it a wonderful remedy for toothache. The juice of guava leaves helps to fight against infection, kill germs and heal swollen gums and mouth ulcers.

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