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Guava is a tropical fruit, cultivated mainly in the Asian countries. It is quite similar in shape to pear and has a rind that is green in color and changes to yellow when it becomes over-ripe.

Guava is quite rich in Vitamin C, maybe even more than orange, apart from a number of other vitamins and minerals.

Nutritional Value of Guava

Amount of nutrients present in 1 cup (165 gm) of Guava, apart from Iron and Folic Acid: 
  • Calcium - 50 mg
  • Carbohydrates - 19.6 gm
  • Fiber - 8.9 gm
  • Niacin - 2 mg.
  • Phosphorus - 48 mg
  • Protein - 1.35 gm
  • Total Fat - 0.9 gm
  • Vitamin A - 412 IU
  • Vitamin B - 1.15 mg
  • Vitamin C - 498 mg
  • Calories - 84

Health & Nutrition Benefits of Eating Guava 
  • Guava is one of the richest sources of dietary fiber and thus, is good for those suffering from constipation.
  • Guava strengthens and tones up the digestive system and even disinfects the same.
  • Guava, having high content of roughage, no cholesterol & less digestible carbohydrates, is good for those trying to lose weight.
  • Guava is a very good source of vitamins, fibers as well as minerals.
  • Guava helps cure dysentery, by inhibiting microbial growth and removing extra mucus from the intestines.
  • Guava helps the body in combating free radicals produced during metabolism and aids in preventing age-related chronic diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, cataract and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Being rich in Vitamin C; guava is effective in treating male infertility caused by sperm clumping, adhesion and other abnormalities.
  • Guava has been associated with healing of wounds, when applied externally.
  • Guava has general haemostatic properties and can be used for treating bleeding nose, gums and minor internal hemorrhaging.
  • Guavas can improve the texture of skin and help avoid skin problems. For the purpose, you can either eat it raw or make wash your skin with a decoction of its immature fruits and leaves.
  • Good source of iron.
  • Researches have shown that guava is pretty effective in preventing cancer by strengthening prostrate and even treat heart diseases in people.
  • Juice of raw and immature guavas or decoction of guava-leaves is known to bring relief in cough and cold.
  • Helps fight gingivitis, a gum disease, because of its rich concentration of folate.
  • Helps treat swollen gums, alleviates tooth ache, and prevents oral cancer.
  • Guava keeps away Scurvy, a disease caused by the deficiency of Vitamin C, and since the rind is very rich in Vitamin C, eating Guava everyday fulfills the essential body dose.
  • Clears the skin of acne and keeps it looking youthful. Boil the leaves in water and use the concoction at night to rinse the face, no need of facewash. One can also eat the entire fruit and gain the same effect! Vitamin A, B, and C in guava are good antioxidants that keeps the face young, free from wrinkles and naturally glowing.
  • The presence of complex carbohydrates and dietary fibers in guava makes it effective in lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
  • Helps reduce prolonged menstruation.
  • The presence of Vitamin C and other phytonutrients, such as caretenoids, isoffavonoids and polyphenols, in guava has led to it being an effective antioxidant. 
  • Contains Quercetin, an antioxidant that blocks enzymes responsible for increasing sorbitol, a sugar leading to cataracts.

Guava has been found to be beneficial for people suffering from the following ailments:
  • Acidosis
  • Asthma
  • Bacterial Infections
  • Catarrh
  • Congestion of the Lungs
  • Convulsions
  • Epilepsy
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Obesity
  • Oral Ulcers
  • Poor Circulation
  • Prolonged Menstruation
  • Scurvy
  • Swollen Gums
  • Toothache

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