Published On: Thu, Jan 14th, 2016

7 Benefits of guava



Guavas encompass a cluster of health benefits and there is no cause that you remain away from this seasonal fruit. As this inexpensive and delicious fruit is enjoyed with chaat masala from street hawkers.

Here we are discussing some advantages and benefits that you can get from guava.

Boosts immunity

It holds a large amount of vitamin C, four times compared to oranges. One medium-sized guava gives two times the daily necessity of the very-much-needed-nutrient; it linked with enhanced immunity and defensive you against general infections. Guavas play a significant role in immunity to its anti-inflammatory action and its capability to hinder inflammatory molecules akin to prostaglandins released in autoimmune situations similar to rheumatoid arthritis.

Lowers risk of cancer

They are also anti-cancer warriors. The cancer-slashing or anti-tumour characteristics of guavas has been connected to the existence of its compounds including lycopene, quercetin, vitamin C and a variety of polyphenols present in them. The mixture works as effective antioxidants that neutralise free essentials made in the body, which can set off cancerous development. a new research proposes that it has the capacity to avert cancer of the prostate, breast, skin, colon and lungs.

Good for diabetics

It has the anti-diabetic power which was revealed by Chinese medical. A research cited in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine shows that guavas and their juice considerably decreased sugar levels in diabetic patients. The research recommended that guavas enhance as well as avoid the development of diabetes. Guavas hold insulin-like activities but that they are rich in fibre and low glycemic index creates them enormously useful for diabetic patients.

Protects the heart

Guavas advance the sodium/potassium balance of the body, thus control blood pressure in patients with hypertension. It also lesser the levels of triglycerides and bad cholesterol, which is useful for heart disease.

Improves vision

Although, guavas are not as rich in Vitamin A as carrots. But yet they are remarkably a good source of the nutrient. Vitamin A keeps our eyes healthy and enhances vision. It helps in improving eyesight and vision.

They’re brain food

They are also beneficial for a brain like fish and nuts. It nourishes brain, chock-full of vitamin B3 and vitamin B6, also known as niacin and pyridoxine. It also improves blood circulation to the brain and is confirmed to relax your nerves.

Anti-aging agents

It has the anti-ageing characteristics which are beneficial for the skin. They have Vitamin C, Vitamin A and antioxidants like lycopene and carotene, which are useful to protect your skin from wrinkles and fine lines, therefore making you seem younger.


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.