Guavas are fruits from the myrtle family and contain about 100 species of tropical shrubs and small trees. The fruits are round in shape; white inside with few seeds and has a green skin. Though they are not the native fruit of Southeast Asia, it is now cultivated and naturalized throughout the tropics
Some of the health benefits of Guava are given below.
- Guavas are one of the richest sources of vitamin C. Guava fruit contains 4 times the vitamin C content present in oranges.
- Lowers Risk of Cancer.
- Due to the rich fibre content and low glycaemic index, guavas prevent the development of diabetes.
- Guava fruit helps improve the sodium and potassium balance of the body, thereby regulating blood pressure in patients with hypertension.
- It is one of the richest sources of dietary fiber in comparison to other fruits and just 1 guava fulfills about 12% of your daily recommended intake of fibre, which makes it extremely beneficial for your digestive health.
- Due to the presence of Vitamin A, guava is well known as a booster for vision health.
- Guava’s benefits pregnant women too as it contains folic acid, or vitamin B-9, which is recommended for pregnant women since it can help in developing the baby’s nervous system and protect the newborn from neurological disorders.
- Guava leaves have a potent anti-inflammatory action and a powerful antibacterial ability which fights infection and kills germs.
- The magnesium present in the fruit is responsible for one of the many benefits of guava, helps to relax the muscles and nerves of the body.
- Guavas contain vitamin B3 and vitamin B6, also known as niacin and pyridoxine respectively.