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Guava Health Benefits

Guava also known as amrood is a fruit that is known for quite a few health benefits.Guava is very popular fruit especially in Asian countries, but is increasingly available in the western world, particularly as more of its health benefits are revealed.

 

It is a somewhat round or pear-shaped seasonal fruit, and is light green, yellow, or maroon in colour on the outside when it is ripe. Ripe fruits have rich flavour with sweet-tart taste.

 

Guavas contain four times the vitamin C content present in oranges. Vitamin C helps in improving your immunity and thus keeps your body healthy and protects it from pathogens that cause infections.

 

Guavas are extremely good sources of vitamin-A, which is well known as a booster for vision health. It can help slow down the appearance of cataracts, macular degeneration, and general health of the eyes.

 

It can not only prevent degradation of eyesight, but even an improvement in eyesight once it has begun to degrade. Guava is very rich in astringents (compounds that make your gums feel tighter and fresher).

 

After you chew guava leaves, eat a raw guava, or use some guava-based toothpaste), your mouth feels healthier, and the astringent qualities also add substance to loose bowels and reduce symptoms of diarrhoea.

 

These astringents are alkaline in nature and have disinfectant and anti-bacterial properties, thus helping to cure dysentery by inhibiting microbial growth and removing extra mucus from the intestines.

 

Guava helps reduce cholesterol in the blood and prevents it from thickening, thereby maintaining the fluidity of blood and reducing blood pressure. The fruit is very rich source of soluble dietary fiber, which makes it a good bulk laxative.

 

The fiber content helps protect the colon mucous membrane by decreasing exposure time to toxins as well as binding to cancer-causing chemicals in the colon.

 

Guava is a very rich source of potassium. It contains more potassium than other fruits like banana weight per weight. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.

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