With its unique aroma, guava is a fruit that brings countless health benefits. In addition to minerals and vitamins, it has considerable amounts of fiber.
Guava belongs to the myrtaceae family and is native to tropical climates in America, Asia and Oceania.
The natural properties of guava make it a complete fruit to include in our daily diet and also make some home remedies.
Also known as "guava, guara, arrayana and luma", it is a very nutritious fruit thanks to the presence of different types of vitamins, potassium and folic acid.
Its consumption is especially recommended for athletes, children, the elderly and pregnant women.
Due to the high amount of fiber, it helps to increase satiety, delays the absorption of carbohydrates, avoids glucose peaks (which favor the accumulation of fat) and, in addition, it prevents constipation.
Improved immune system
Guava has about 4 times more vitamin C than orange. This helps boost the immune system and ensures protection against infections, flu, and colds.
It is good for diabetics
Guava has a low glycemic index and is rich in fiber. These factors help to avoid glucose spikes, which must be controlled very well in patients with diabetes.
Vitamins A and C, lycopene, carotene and other antioxidants present in fruit protect the body against free radical damage, which leads to premature aging, as well as the formation of wrinkles and expression marks. Consuming guava also helps cell renewal.
Potassium is an important nutrient for the health of the heart, blood vessels, and is quite present in fruit. Its consumption helps to improve the balance between sodium and potassium in the body, reduces blood pressure in hypertensive patients, lowers triglycerides and bad cholesterol (LDL). At the same time, it increases good cholesterol (HDL) and thus prevents a series of cardiovascular diseases in which these can be risk factors.
Improved eye health
Guava's high vitamin A index is extremely important for visual health: it prevents macular degeneration, as well as the development of cataracts and night blindness.
Supports fetal development
For pregnant women, guava can be an excellent option because it has folic acid, essential for the formation of the fetal nervous system.
Diarrhea. Thanks to the astringent power of the leaves of this fruit, it is advisable to make infusions with them.
It will also be used to treat sore throats, vomiting or discomfort caused by menstruation.
Because it is a fruit rich in fiber that will strengthen the intestinal transit helping to treat problems such as constipation. Its consumption, in addition, is very favorable to improve digestive processes.
Toothache. We will follow the same procedure as above, but after boiling the leaves in a liter of water, we will let it rest for half an hour and, later, we will perform mouthwashes.
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