Amazing Health Benefits of Guava

  • Gayathri Mathivanan
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  • February 9, 2016, 10:32 PM


Guava is a fruit which is loved by all and also savoured it in luscious jams, jellies and murabbas.

Besides its unique flavour and fragrance, guava has been hailed as one of the super fruits due to numerous health benefits. The health benefits of guava include the treatment of dysentery, constipation, diarrhea, cough, cold, skin care, high blood pressure, weight loss and scurvy.

Guava is extraordinarily rich in vitamin C, lycopene and antioxidants that are beneficial for skin. Guavas are also rich in manganese, potassium. Here are some benefits for health and skin you need to know.

Immunity Booster

Guavas are one of the richest sources of vitamin C which helps in fighting off several viruses and bacteria thus boosting the immune system and protects you against common infections and pathogens

Improves Eyesight

It is good for eyes as the fruit contains Vitamin A, which is a well-known eye sight booster. It can help slow down the appearance of cataracts and macular degeneration.

Prevent cancer

There have been numerous studies done in recent years on guava’s effects on prostate cancer, breast cancer, and oral cancers. Guava contains rich amount of antioxidants which helps in reducing the growth of cancer cell. Guavas have shown to be widely successful in reducing prostate cancer risk and also inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells since it is rich in lycopene.

Good for Diabetics

An intake of guava can also help those patients who suffer from diabetes. A study published in “Am J Chin Med” showed that 1 g/kg guava juice significantly reduced sugar levels in diabetic patients. Guava reduces the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Skin Care

Guavas are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and antioxidants like carotene and lycopene which help protect the skin from wrinkles and fine lines, thus making you look younger.

Other benefits

There are so many health benefits of guava, it is hard to know where to begin. Guava helps in controlling diabetes and protects the prostate.  The juice of guava leaves has been known to cure toothaches, swollen gums & oral ulcers, and the juice speeds up the healing process of wounds when applied externally.

A study published in the Journal of Human Hypertension showed that dietary adherence to guavas improves the sodium/potassium balance of the body, thereby regulating blood pressure in patients with hypertension. Besides, guavas also help lower the levels of triglycerides and bad cholesterol, which contribute to development of heart disease.

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