Guava Goodness

Guava Goodness

The Vitamin C Powerhouse

Sicourney Jackson

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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Guava is grown in tropical and subtropical regions. Guava blends well with other fruits such as mango and pineapple. It is used in drinks, jellies, jams and sauces.

A typical guava can have 100-500 seeds. The fruit is very tender and can bruise easily.

According to Juicing for Health, one guava fruit contains four times more vitamin C than an average-sized orange and 10 times more vitamin A than a lemon.

Here are some benefits of the fruit:

1 Guava is low in calories and fats and contains several vital vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

2 They are fibre-rich. The more your system stays clean, the happier you will be on the inside.

3 Guava is rich in retinol, which is responsible for good eyesight.

4 Potassium in guavas helps normalise blood pressure levels.

5 Guava is rich in magnesium, which acts as a nervous relaxant. It helps to relax muscles and nerves of the body.

6 Guava fights free radicals, thus keeping your skin glowing and free from premature signs of ageing, like wrinkles.

7 The high concentration of vitamins, minerals and nutrients in guava helps to keep the skin toned, fresh and wrinkle free.

8 Guava is an excellent source of water with 81 per cent of the fruit comprising water. In this way, it plays an important role in skin hydration.

9 Guava promotes healthy hair growth and helps with hair loss.

10 The leaves can be blended with water to make a scrub that can be applied to the face for acne, blackheads and other skin problems.

Including guava in the diet is a great idea and your body will thank you for it. Happy eating!

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