Guava: properties and benefits of this tropical fruit

The Guava ( Psidium guajava L. ) is the fleshy and sweet fruit, with an acid touch, of the tree or shrub that receives the name of Guayabo and is native to the tropical areas of America, where it is known by names such as Guara , Luma or Arrayana . Guavas have great properties and benefits for our health and in this article we will discover them.

Guava is rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C, A or carotenes and rich in dietary fiber that helps prevent some diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, degenerative diseases and cancer.

Although it is a tropical fruit, such as papaya , mango , graviola or soursop , banana , pitaya , avocado or pineapple . The difference from guavas is that they have a low caloric intake, therefore, it is an ideal food both for people who want to lose weight and are dieting to lose weight, as well as for people who have to control blood glucose or have diabetes.

Today the Guava is cultivated in many parts of the world, including some areas of Spain, for the nutritional richness of its fruits. Guavas can be found in many different varieties, the most nutrient dense being the one with the pink flesh.

By the way! The leaves and roots of the Guayabo are also used to make, for example, infusions due to their medicinal properties .

guava nutritional properties  Properties and benefits of Guava

  • Thanks to its content in Group B vitamins, this fruit is very beneficial for the nervous system .
  • Quercetin, an antioxidant compound in this fruit, is able to help prevent the formation of cataracts.
  • It is one of the fruits rich in antioxidants that we can find.
  • It is used for cases of INFLAMMED COLON
  • Guavas only provide about 35 kcalories per 100 grams
  • Due to its high content of Vitamin C, it improves the absorption of iron and prevents diseases such as scurvy.
  • It is an excellent fruit during all stages of life
  • Due to its diuretic effect, it helps us to improve EDEMAS AND FLUID RETENTION.
  • Its richness in fiber improves intestinal transit and promotes good intestinal health .
  • In cases of stress maintained for long periods of time, in which the immune system is compromised, improve your diet and incorporate foods with good antioxidant content, such as guavas.
  • Guava improves the functioning of the DIGESTIVE SYSTEM
  • Facilitates the removal of mucus from the small intestine.
  • Guavas are especially beneficial for smokers, because they need to incorporate more antioxidants through their diet to combat the damage of tobacco in the body.
  • It has antibacterial properties.
  • It helps us fight infections.
  • The Guava cares for and favors the proper functioning of the heart.
  • Improves cases of DIZZINESS AND NAUSEA
  • Prevents or fights anemia.
  • With the infusion of guava leaves, mouthwashes or swish are made to improve oral health and prevent or combat bad breath and gum problems.
  • The infusion of the leaves has antidiarrheal properties, making it very effective in cutting severe diarrhea .
  • Guava has an anti-inflammatory action , being effective in reducing swelling .
  • This delicious fruit can help improve HYPERTENSION cases.
  • It favors the good condition and functioning of the respiratory tract ( cough , cold , cold , flu …).
  • Guavas help us lower fever.
  • It has a sedative effect on the body, being beneficial in cases of insomnia or anxiety and stress .
  • Eating guava improves the general health of our skin.
  • Helps lower blood sugar levels ( hypoglycemic ).
  • Improves and strengthens our immune system.
  • The leaves of the guava are used to clean, disinfect and facilitate the healing of wounds on the skin.
  • The chewed leaf improves the cases of halitosis (bad breath) and bleeding and inflamed gums .
  • Another use for the leaves is to REMOVE THE FUNGUS.
  • The infusion of the leaves helps to eliminate intestinal parasites.

How do you take guava?

Simple: Eat the Guavas fresh either alone or with other fruits to take advantage of all its benefits. If you combine it with nuts, in addition to being a very complete snack, you improve their properties, such as better absorption of iron.

You can also add guavas to smoothies, juices, homemade ice creams and other sweet recipes or desserts. It will be very good.

You will see that this tropical fruit has a very pleasant, sweet and very appetizing aroma.

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