Scientific name:Psidium guajava
Guava is a fruit tree which can easily be grown inside and outside our home.It is a very delicious fruit with many nutrients.It is medium sized tree . It’s fruit contain many seeds inside it and its outside is fleshy. It is high in roughage and rich in vitamins, proteins and minerals but has no cholesterol with low number of digestible carbohydrates.
It satisfies the appetite very easily, so easily regulates metabolisms and also helps to promote the proper absorption of nutrients. It is useful in treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, constipations, cough, cold, skin care, high blood pressure, scurvy and even for weight loss.
Its very common in Asian countries, but its demand has increased due to its benefits. It is a somewhat round or pear shaped seasonal fruit and is of green color when young and yellow at ripe.It has white or pink flesh with many small hard seeds embedded in soft , sweet flesh.
It is popular as a powerhouse of nutrients. It has surprising and brilliant health benefits as below:
1.Weight lose:Its very helpful for people who want their weight to lose as it is rich source of vitamins, proteins, minerals and a very high in roughage but it has no cholesterol and a low number of digestible carbohydrates. This fruit has less sugar as compared to apples, oranges, grapes, and other fruits. It helps to promote the proper absorption of nutrients due to its wealth of nutrients, which keeps to regulate the metabolism.
2.Diabetes:Its very beneficial for diabetics patients. Its high level of dietary fibre helps to regulate the absorption of sugar by the body, which decreases the chances of major spikes and drops in insulin and glucose in the body.According to studies it can help to prevent the appearance of type-2 diabetes.
3. Eyesight:Due to extremely good source of Vitamin- A, it helps to boost for vision health.
4.Cancer prevention:It has the ability to inhibit the growth and metastasis of cancerous cells.According to recent studies, guava leaf oil is extremely successful as an anti- proliferate substance, and are more effective than some leading modern medicines in reducing cancerous growth.It is also rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant which is also successful for reducing prostrate cancer risk.
5.Acidity:Guavas can cure problems like acidity and heart burn.Pottassium helps to neutralise stomach acids and ease related symptoms.
6.Regulation of blood pressure levels:Potassium in guava helps normalise blood pressure levels. A banana and a guava contains almost the same amount of potassium.
7.Trace element copper enriched:Copper element is found in traces which is good in maintaining good functioning of the thyroid gland.Improper functioning of thyroid gland can cause many problems.
8.Rich in Manganese:It helps the body to absorb other key nutrients from the food that we eat.Our food gets properly utilised, and we can get all the nutrients.
9.Nervous relaxant: Elements in guava helps to relax muscles and nerves of the body. This fruit can give a good energy to boost.
10.Healthy mind:Vitamin B6 is pyridoxine which is good for nerves and helps to keep our nerves relaxed.Hence , it helps to keep the brain functions positively by maintaining good blood flow and also infusing it with Vit B3 and Vit B6.
11 . Beneficial for skin:Guava can help us to improve our complexion and also protect us from damages created by UV rays.As it is rich source of vitamins A, B, C and potassium which are good antioxidants and detoxifiers , they fight free radicals, thus keeping skin glowing and free from premature signs of ageing.Due to high concentration of vitamins, minerals and nutrients helps in keeping skin toned, fresh and wrinkle free . It’s leaves can be used for the treatment of of acne and dark spots by making smooth paste and by applying at the acne and dark spots.It also plays an important role in skin hydration as it is good source of water with 81 percent of the fruit comprising of water.
12.Good for pregnant women:Guavas contain folic acid or VitaminB-9 which helps in development of the baby’s nervous system and protects from neurological disorders.
13.Good for your brain:Guavas contain B- 3 and vitamin B6, also known as niacin and pyridoxine, which helps in improving blood circulation to the brain and relaxing your nerves.
14.Promotes fertility:Regular consumption of Guavas promotes fertility because of its high folate contant.
15.Promotes hair growth:Due to rich in VitaminC content it promotes hair growth and reduce hair loss problems.
There are many more benefits of guavas , but guavas should be properly washed before eating .Check them properly and remove the defected part by cutting them wherever needed.Buy or get only fresh and the ripe ones.