Guava and Its Health Properties
TIMESINDONESIA, JAKARTA – Guava is a tropical fruit you could easily found in Indonesia. Some people will call guava as super fruit. It's because of the unique flavor, fragrance, and the numerous health benefits it offers. Not only the fruit, but also the leaves bring it's own health properties.
This magical fruit is rich within nutrients such as vitamin C, A, lycopene, and antioxidants. The pleasant flavor has made this fruit become a favorite for almost everyone in the country. So what are they health benefits it has? Check them out.
1. Weight Loss
Fresh guava. (Photo: Freepik)
For you who struggle to lose your weight, you could try to have this fruit as a salad for lunch. You could eat one medium-sized guava during lunch, to prevent you from craving for junk food in till dinner time comes.
Guava is rich with dietary fiber, it helps to regulate the absorption of sugar by the body. This, in turn, decreases the risk of changes in the variation of blood sugar levels in the body.
3. Repair your vision
Guava is an excellent source of vitamin A.
It promotes vision health and helps to prevent cataract, macular degeneration and it promotes the general health of the eyes.
The antioxidants and lycopene in guava helps to decrease the chance for you to get cancer. Guava has been considered most effective on the prostate, breast, and oral cancers.
Guava cake with ice cream. (Photo: Freepik)
Guava leaf oil is proved to be more successful than certain leading modern medicines in reducing cancer growth.
The red guava also rich within vitamin C. People love to make them as a juice to help them boost their immune.
5. Prevent constipation
If you chew or ingest guava seeds, it serves as excellent laxatives. It helps for healthy bowel movements and also helps with retaining water in the body. It helps to cleanse the intestines as well as the whole excretory system.
6. Diarrhea and dysentery
The leaves prevent you from having diarrhea. You only need 10 guava leaves to be boiled in 3 glass of water and leave it till there are a glass left. Drink it once in a day and that could be a traditional remedies for diarrhea. Interesting health properties aren't they?. (*)
|Publisher||: Sofyan Saqi Futaki|