Guava has a unique flavour and fragrance and we all have enjoyed it with sprinkle of chaat masala and have savoured it in pickles, jams and jellies. Apart from its incredible taste and aroma, this fruit is a powerhouse of nutrients. This humble fruit is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that are extremely good for skin. Since it contains eighty percent of water it also helps to keep you hydrated. Here are ten mind blowing benefits of Guava you need to know.
Guava has no cholesterol and also has fewer digestible carbohydrates. Without curbing your intake of proteins, vitamins and fibre, guava helps you lose weight by regulating your metabolism.
Guava is rich in vitamin-C and iron and both are known to fight cold and viral infections. The juice of raw guava leaves or decoction is very helpful in reliving cough and cold since it act as a disinfectant for the respiratory tract, throats and lungs.
It is bestowed with the goodness of vitamin A which helps to improve the vision. It also helps to slow down the appearance of cataract and macular degeneration. Although carrot still rates higher in terms of vitamin A content.
It is quite filling because just one guava fulfills about twelve percent of your daily intake of fibre. Guava seeds are excellent laxatives and helps in the formation of healthy bowel movement.
The potassium in guavas helps to normalise the blood pressure levels. In fact, a banana and a guava contain roughly the same amount of potassium.
Due to the rich fibre content and low glycaemic index, guavas prevent the development of diabetes.
Guavas help to improve the sodium and potassium balance of the body, thereby controlling the blood pressure levels in patients with hypertension.
Guavas are rich in vitamin A, vitamin C and other antioxidants like carotene and lycopene which help shield the skin from wrinkles.
The magnesium in guavas helps relax the muscles and nerves. So after a hard day at work, a guava punch is what you need to relax your muscles, combat stress and give your system an energy boost.
Guava leaves have a powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial ability which helps fight infections and kills germs. Guava leaves works as a fantastic home remedy for toothache, swollen gums and even mouth ulcers.