Health benefits of Guava

Last Updated: Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 00:26

Zee Media Bureau/R Nandini

Guava is known to be a super-fruit due to its multi-purpose health benefits. Here's some for you to understand why it stands out in the fruit's category!

Fights diabetes: Guava reduces absorption of sugar by the body and the abundance of dietary fibers in the fruit brings down the chances of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Promotes healthy skin: Guava is rich in antioxidants,Vitamin C and Lycopene. Antioxidants maintains the youthful sheen on your skin. Vitamin C removes impurities from your blood bringing a glow to your skin and Lycopene is known for its healthy 'rossy cheeks' effect.

Improves immunity: Vitamin C fights against several viruses and bacteria thus boosting the immune system.

Fights cancer: Presence of antioxidants in the fruit helps reducing the risk of prostate cancer, further fighting the free radicals that cause cell damage.

Enhances eye sight: Guava also contains Vitamin A, which is a well-known eye sight booster.

Stomach health: It's a highly recommended fruit during diarrhea or dysentery, due to the presence of astrigent and anti-microbial properties.

Reduces high BP: The presence of fiber in Guava effectively reduces blood presure.

Promotes weight loss: Its an ideal fruit for people struggling with obesity or unwanted weight gain. Therefore, you can binge on this incredible fruit to shed those extra kilos.  



First Published: Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 00:22

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