Guava – Health Benefits You Didn’t Know

Guava is very common type of fruit in Guyana. The fruit is round or pear-shaped with light green, yellow or maroon skin and white or maroon flesh that contains many small, hard edible seeds. It is soft when ripe with a sweet, musky aroma and creamy in texture.

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Apart from the distinctive flavor and fragrance, guava is actually a super fruit because of its numerous health-promoting qualities. Along with the fruit, the bark and leaves of guava trees also provide numerous health benefits.

Guava has a high content of vitamins C and A. In fact, one guava fruit contains 4 times more vitamin C than an average-size orange and 10 times more vitamin A than a lemon.

Some benefits include:

  • Immunity Booster
  • Lowers Risk of Cancer
  • Help Prevent Diabetes
  • Improve Heart Health
  • Treats Constipation
  • Improves Eyesight
  • During Pregnancy for the development of the baby’s nervous system
  • Beats Toothache (Guava leaves)
  • Stress-Buster
  • Improve blood circulation to the brain
  • Weight Loss
  • Cough and Cold
  • Anti-Ageing Properties
  • Improves Complexion
  • Tighten the facial muscles

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