Guava contains the highest source of Vitamin C (3 times more than daily requirement). So it significantly increases immune system function. As Vitamin C is an antioxidant, it protects from oxidative stress. Guava contains high amount of other nutrients that promotes health.
Health Benefits of Guava
- Increase Immunity
- Protect from Tumor
- Protect from Cancer
- Maintain Blood pressure
- Increase Blood production
- Protect from Colon cancer
- Prevent Ageing
- Good for Diabetes
- Promotes Eye health
- Improves Skin health
- Improves Digestion
Why Guava is Healthy
Immunity: Guava is an excellent source of Vitamin C. It contains 228 mg of Vitamin C which is equal to 338% of RDA required in the daily diet. With a high amount of Vitamin C, an antioxidants it increases immune system function. It increases immunity to protect against common diseases like cough, cold and flu. It also increases immune system function to protect from infections.
Antitumor property: Guava contains high amount of lycopene (5204 microgram) which is carotenoid phytonutrients. Lycopene has an anti-tumor property. Lycopene protects from oxygen free radicals as it actively fights to neutralize it. So eating guava will help to fight prostate cancer.
Protect from Cancer: Guava is a rich source of antioxidants, phytonutrients and flavonoid that make it highly beneficial to protect from cancer. Guava contains high amount of Vitamin C which protects from oxygen free radicals. Free radicals are produced due to oxidative stress. These free radicals damage DNA of cells which turns it into a cancer cell. But antioxidants neutralize these free radicals and acts as a shield to protect DNA from free radicals. Also it contains high amount of lycopene which have anti-tumor property. As we know the main cause of cancer is free radicals and damage caused to DNA of cells. Guava contains antioxidants that protect from free radicals and lycopene prevents tumor growth. So with both these nutrient guava becomes healthiest food to prevent cancer. Lycopene is effective to protect from prostate cancer. Guava is effective to protect from colon, breast, mouth, skin, stomach, oral cavity and lung cancer.
Maintain Blood Pressure: Guava contains good amount of potassium. Potassium is required to maintain sodium level. Also high potassium is required to maintain fluid level i.e. to balance electrolyte. Thus it helps to maintain high blood pressure, and it reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack.
Increase Blood production: Guava contains vitamins like Vitamin E, K, niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, Vitamin B6 and minerals like copper, manganese and magnesium which are important for blood formation. Also due to rich Vitamin C, guava increases body capacity to absorb iron.
Colon Cancer: Guava contains dietary fats which help to clean toxins from the colon. Thus it reduces the effects of toxin in the colon and protect from colon cancer.
Ageing: Ageing is the most common problem in our busy life. Ageing is mostly caused to natural factor like increase in age. But due to pollution, UV radiation and smoke ageing process has been stimulated at an early age and it is faster than natural. The main cause of ageing is free radical produced in our body due to high oxidative stress caused due to pollution. But antioxidants have proven to destroy these free radicals to slow the ageing process. It has also been found that people eating high antioxidant foods have slow ageing effect than natural. So guava proves best food to slow the ageing process than natural.
Diabetes: Guava contains good amount of dietary fiber. It is found that eating fiber rich food to reduce sugar spikes in diabetes patient.
Eye Health: Guava contains good amount of Vitamin A. As Vitamin A is antioxidants, so it becomes highly preferred food to be consumed to improve eye health. Due to high antioxidants figs protect eyes from free radicals. Also it effective to prevent retinal damage caused due to free radicals. Thus it improves eye vision and protect from cataract or macular degeneration.
Skin Health: Vitamin A is an important nutrient that promotes skin health. It nourishes skin and protect from free radicals. It also protects from skin cancer. Also it protects from skin disease like acne.
Improve Digestion: Guava contains good amount of dietary fiber which improves digestion. It has anti-bacterial property that cleans the intestine to protect from microbial activity. Thus it strengthens digestion which prevents diarrhea and constipation.