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Benefits of guava fruit


Posted on : 06/Mar/2014 4:12:17 PM


There are several benefits from eating guava fruit (Koyya in Tamil) Here are a few:

Diabetes - both fruit and guava leaves can help lower blood sugar levels.

Reduce hypertension - Reduces heart attack risks. The fruit is a hypoglycemic in nature and rich in fiber are beneficial for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels. A medium-sized guava can cover 20 percent of the body`s daily requirement of potassium. Research also suggests regular consumption of potassium can lower blood pressure.

Preventing cancer - Guava contains cancer-fighting antioxidant, lycopene. Lycopene in guava more readily absorbed than those from tomato due to differences in cell structure. Lycopene consumption is quite influential in the reduction of prostate cancer risk in men. All types of guava contain high antioxidant, especially in fleshy red guava.

Good for digestion - Guava is very rich in soluble fiber, which is believed to facilitate digestion. Fiber helps to protect the intestinal mucous membrane by reducing the adverse effects of toxins and bind cancer-causing chemicals in the colon.

Increase brain function - The content of Vitamin B in guava plays an important role in the healthy functioning of the brain. Guava is rich in vitamin B3 and B6. Vitamin B3, also known as niacin which serves to stimulate brain function and improve blood flow, and vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, is an important nutrient for brain and nerve function.

Source of antioxidants - Guava is a source of antioxidants and vitamin C. It provides more than three times the daily intake requirement. 

Skin care - Skin care products often we find a material called astrigent. The high content of Astrigent in guava has benefits, to soften and improve skin texture. It also contains additional nutrients that are beneficial for the skin, vitamins A, B and C. As a result, the skin looks tighter, preventing prpremature aging and other skin problems.




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