Good for your heart, weight-loss friendly and not to mention delicious, we’ve compiled everything you need to know
Hailed as a super-fruit due to its mountain of health benefits, guavas (popularly known as amrood in Hindi) are fast-becoming our favourite snack. Beneath its light green skin lies a powerhouse of nutrients. New to this tasty miracle? Here’s everything you need to know…
1 Guavas are one of the richest sources of vitamin C. Just one guava contains four times the amount in an orange
2 Boasting a high content of vitamin A (10 times more than a lemon), studies show guavas can help improve your eye health. As well as slowing down the appearance of cataracts and macular degeneration, guavas also help maintain a healthy and clear cornea and protect eye cells
3 In fact, the high content of vitamin A and vitamin C teamed with guava's fireball of antioxidants like carotene and lycopene, help ward off wrinkles. The antioxidants also help protect from free radicals while the vitamin C helps stimulate the production of collagen and elastin to promote a more youthful appearance. A guava a day, keeps fine lines away!
4 Guavas can help to regulate your blood pressure by improving the sodium and potassium balance in the body
5 80 percent of a guava is water, making it the perfect food to hydrate your skin, to help you achieve a glowing complexion
6 Guavas can boost your brain power. The tasty fruit stimulates cognitive function and sharpens your focus so when you're feeling distracted come Thursday, tuck into a guava or two to see you through
7 Guava's natural antibacterial properties help clean the digestive tract while its high fibre content promotes digestion and proper excretion – hello healthy bowels!
8 You don't have to consume a guava to reap its benefits. Simply mash one up with an egg yolk and apply to your face for 20-minutes to create a DIY face mask that will help to remove dead skin cells, tighten and lighten your complexion
9 By regulating your metabolism, guavas are a natural weight-loss aid. They're filling plus they contain significantly less sugar than other fruits
10 Containing powerful anti-inflammatory properties and a good source of potassium, guavas are good for combating thyroid problems. They're also rich in copper which is a natural way to regulate hormones and organ system function
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