Friday, February 3, 2017

Guava & Its Health Benefits That You Should Know!

     Guava is often found in Asian countries such as the Philippines, but did you know that it has a lot of health benefits? Below are the health benefits that you should be aware of!

1. Diabetes

     Guava fruit can help in regulating the blood sugar levels of a person so its a big help for those who have diabetes as there won't be any sudden spikes or drops in the glucose as well as the insulin. There has been research made about guava before that stated that guava can reduce a person's risk of getting a Type-2 diabetes.

2. Heart Health

     Guava can help in reducing the blood pressure as well as lipids, that is if you eat guava regularly. That is because guava fruit contains Vitamin C, Potassium, and even Soluble Fiber which is good for the body. The Vitamin C is good in keeping the blood vessels in good condition, while Potassium can regulate your blood pressure as well as maintain your heartbeat. Since the guava has a pink-flesh inside which contains lycopene, it can be a protection of the heart against various diseases.

3. Eyesight

     Since Guava fruit contains a lot of Vitamin A, eating it is good for a person's eyesight since it can help in slowing down the probability of having any eye problems such as macular degeneration, cataracts, and other eye issues.

4. Cancer

     Studies have shown that guava contains Vitamin C, lycopene, and quercetin which is effective in fighting cancer cells from growing. Since these antioxidants can get rid of the free radicals that causes cell damage, it will eventually neutralize the presence of any cancer cells in your body. There was also a study in which men who eat guava regularly has been found to minimize the risk of suffering from prostate cancer.

5. Thyroid

     Guava contains a high amount of copper in it which can help in regulating the metabolism of thyroid. Take note that the thyroid gland is critical to a person's health because it is responsible for the function of the organs as well as regulating the hormones.

6. Brain

     Guava should be in the list of food that you eat because its good for your mental health. Guava contains Vitamins B3 & B6 in which Vitamin B3 can help in aiding cognitive function as well as giving your blood flow a boost, while B6 is an important nutrient for nerve and brain function.

7. Constipation

     Guava fruit contains a lot of fiber in it which can improve one's digestive system. Guava can help in treating constipation as well as other illnesses that is associated with digestive problems.