Health Benefits of Guava

Botanical Name: Psidium Guavaja

Guava is very common fruit in Asian countries. The fruits are available in round, oval or pear shaped, it ranges from the size of a large cherry to that of a pear or apple.

The fruit is dark green and hard when unripe and becomes soft to touch when ripe; the color also changes from dark green to a little yellowish green or with a tinge of pink. Most contain lots of small seeds but there are also seedless guavas.

Uses of Guava: Guava is consumed as fresh fruit; you can also make it into guava juice, guava sauce, seasoning for food, guava jam, chutney and pickle.

Guava fruit image
Guava fruit

Health Benefits of Guava Fruits:

  • Unripe guava fruit when eaten can help control diarrhea, vomiting and to expel intestinal worms.
  • Rich in dietary fiber, which is beneficial in cleaning the intestine, aiding digestion and lessening the risk of developing colon cancer.
  • Fresh guava juice is helpful in providing relief in cough and cold. This is because it helps to loosen cough, reduce mucus, disinfects the entire respiratory tract, lungs and throat.
  • Guava can reduce blood cholesterol and help prevent the thickening of blood, thus reducing blood pressure
  • Guava juice is beneficial for men because it helps in maintaining a healthy prostate; it also increases sperm production when consume on regular basis.
  • Help improve the texture and health of the skin; it is effective in tightening loose and saggy skin.
  • Guava juice helps with dengue fever and malaria because it helps to purify and nourish the blood.

Nutrient Content of Guava Fruit: Per 100 gm.

  • Vitamin A: 250 I.U.
  • Vitamin B: Thiamine .07 mg.; Riboflavin .04 mg.; Niacin: 1.2 mg.
  • Vitamin C: 302 mg.
  • Calcium: 30 mg.
  • Iron: .7 mg.
  • Phosphorus: 29 mg.
  • Fat: .6 gm.
  • Carbohydrates: 17.1 gm.
  • Protein: 1.0 gm.
  • Calories: 70

“This post was originally published on January 8, 2012 @ 22:47”

Len Carpio

The majority of articles I published were focused on health. I’m very interested in using natural remedies as they enhance the body's ability to heal itself and have no harmful side effects. I became interested in natural remedies when I met a Gerson therapist, who told me that in Gerson therapy they use “ live food” (organic vegetable, fruits, etc) to cure their patients. For the body to fight different illnesses, our immune system should be strong. In Gerson therapy they promote the supplementation of healthy and nutritious “ live food” for the body to fight disease, repair and regain its strength. I hope you will enjoy and learn from reading my articles. Have a good day and lets all be healthy :)

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