Guava fruits are referred to as the queen of all fruits and this comes as no surprise. Today, I am sharing 11 health advantages of guava fruit that shouldn’t be overlooked, plus the benefits of guava leaves. Guava fruit has incredible medicinal value. To find out more, keep reading.
11 Health Advantages of Guava Fruit
Boosting Your Immunity
Guava contains four times as much vitamin C than is found in oranges. Vitamin C is an excellent immune booster that helps your body combat common pathogens and infections, plus it assists with eyesight.
Lowering the Risk of Developing Cancer
Guava fruit is rich in lycopene, vitamin C, and other polyphenols that assists with neutralizing infection and prevention of cancer cell growth. This healthy fruit has also been linked to prevention of prostate cancer and impeding growth of breast cancer cells.
Guava contains glycaemic index and fibre which help prevent diabetes. The fibre content helps with regulating sugar levels while the glycemic index prevents blood sugar levels from rising.
Maintaining Heart Health
The high levels of potassium and sodium found in guava fruits keeps the body balanced and regulates high blood pressure in those who suffer from hypertension. Guava also reduces cholesterol which is one of the primary culprits that causes heart disease.
Keeping Constipation at Bay
Guavas contain more dietary fiber than alternative fruits which makes them incredibly advantageous for good digestive health. It helps with keeping bowel movement regular and keeps constipation at bay.
The vitamin A in guavas improves eyesight and prevents conditions like macular degeneration or cataracts from developing.
Keeping Stress Levels Low
Guava is rich in magnesium that assists with relaxing the nerves and muscles in your body. This means you can enjoy a guava after a stressful day at the office to help your muscles to relax. This fruit is also excellent for keeping stress levels low and providing you with an energy boost when you need it most.
Guavas is Good During Pregnancy
Vitamin B-9 and folic acid are necessary for developing your baby’s nervous system and it protects your little one from neurological disorders. Guavas contain both vitamin B-9 and folic acid, so be sure to have a few to boost your intake.
Relief for Toothache
The anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects of guava leaves help with killing germs and fighting off infections in the body. It also help with curbing toothaches. The juice from the leaves is also said to cure oral ulcers as well as swollen gums.
Aiding Weight Loss
Guava is beneficial for regulating the body’s metabolism and it is a tasty snack to enjoy if you’re trying to lose weight. Guava contains less sugar than oranges, apples, and grapes.
Useful for Coughs and Colds
The high vitamin C and iron content of guavas can prevent you from getting a viral infection or getting a bad cold. The juice from raw guavas helps with getting rid of mucus and disinfects the throat, respiratory tract, and lungs.
BONUS: Health Advantages of Guava Leaves
Many of us rely on traditional western medicine for treating issues like common cold, fever, coughs, etc. However, it is always good to try natural remedies as well. Not only guava fruits have fantastic health benefits. The leaves also have a few of their own which include:
- Controlling diabetes
- Treating diarrhoea
- Reducing cholesterol
- Weight loss
- Fighting cancer
- Healing acne
- Improving eyesight
- Enhancing skin texture
The leaves can be boiled and enjoyed as a tea. Many of you know that green tea is super healthy and a natural ayurvedic, but I bet you didn’t know that guava leaves are equally healthy, if not more. Guava leaf tea can be used to calm abdominal pain or as treatment for diarrhoea.
How to Make Guava Leaf Tea
- Add the leaves to water and boil for twenty minutes
- Strain the water and allow the mixture to cool for five minutes
- Drink the tea on an empty stomach for instant relief
I hope that you have found this article about the health advantages of guava fruit just as useful and enlightening as I did. Have you ever made a tea using the leaves of guava fruit? And have you noticed any significant boost in your health as a result? Be sure to share any additional tips or natural remedies with me in the comments.
Sending you much love, light, and healing vibes.