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A Guava a day, keeps diseases at bay

A Guava a day, keeps diseases at bay

Lucknow: Guava, one of the important seasonal fruits is not only great in taste but is also a powerhouse of nutrients.

Everyone of us has enjoyed this seasonal treat sprinkled with chaat masala. Guava flavoured luscious jams, jellies, juice and murabbas are favourite among many.

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This seasonal fruit is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants which is very good for skin. It contains eight percent of water which keeps body hydrated.

Let us know few benefits of Guavas:

  • Guava has no cholesterol and contains digestible carbohydrates.

  • It helps to lose weight by regulating our metabolism.

  • The juice of raw guava is very helpful in relieving cough and cold, it also act as an disinfectant for the respiratory tract, throat and lungs.

  • It contains Vitamin C and iron which helps to fight cold and viral infections.

  • Guava is enriched with Vitamin A which helps in improving eye vision.

  • It helps to slow down the appearance of cataract and macular degeneration.

  • Eating one guava is equivalent to 12 percent daily intake of fibre.

  • The potassium present in guava helps in normalising the blood pressure.

  • Guava helps in preventing diabetes as it is rich in fibre content and low glycaemic index ( it is a number associated with a particular type of food that indicates the food’s effect on person’s blood glucose).

  • It controls blood pressure levels in patients with hypertension as it helps in improving the sodium and potassium balance of the body.

  •  It removes wrinkles from the skin.

  • It also helps in relaxing the muscles and nerves as it contains magnesium. So after a hectic day, A guava punch is what we need to relax our muscles and gives our body an energy boost.

  • Guava leaves have a powerful inflammatory and antibacterial ability which helps to fight against germs.

  • It is the best remedy for toothache, swollen gums and mouth ulcers.