GUAVA AND ITS BENEFITS

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Guava belongs to the myrtle family. It is a tropical fruit and easily available in the market. It is an inexpensive fruit but highly rich in nutrients. The most common type of Guava is the Apple Guava which is grown in many tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. Guava is a culinary dream and is used in form of sauces, juices, candies, snacks and deserts. Not only is guava, the fruit beneficial but a number of studies have shown that its bark and leaves can also provide you with numerous other health benefits.

• Guavas improve your immunity because they are one of the richest sources of vitamin C, containing four times the vitamin C content present in oranges. A single, medium-sized guava offers can give twice the daily requirement of vitamin C, a vitamin that is closely associated with improved immunity and protecting you against common infections and pathogens.
• They lowers risk of cancer. The presence of compounds including lycopene, quercitin, vitamin C and various polyphenols present in them has been linked to anti-cancer or anti-tumor properties.
• Guavas are good for diabetics. The anti-diabetic effect of guavas has been mentioned and used long back in Chinese medicine.
• They also have anti-ageing properties for your skin. Free radical damage to the skin can trigger wrinkle formation and early ageing that are obvious. Guavas being rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and antioxidants like lycopene and carotene taht helps protect your skin from wrinkles and fine lines, thus making you look younger.
• They improve heart health. A study published in the Journal of Human Hypertension showed that dietary adherence to guavas improves the sodium/potassium balance of the body, thereby regulating blood pressure in patients with hypertension.

These are just some of its benefits and if you wish to try, try now and receive these benefits and more!

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