Diabetes and high cholesterol levels are conditions that should not be taken lightly.
The guava tree that originally comes from Central America is cultivated in many parts of the world, especially in Spain just because of its healing powers, this fruit is rich with against these diseases.
The fruit from this tree has a sweet taste with a little acid note, but not every guava fruit is same, there are more varieties of it, but the one that is the richest with nutrients it has a pink pulp.
The guava fruit it’s not the only thing that has advantages out of this tree, the root and leaves also are full of fiber, vitamin C and vitamins of group B, also a presence of quercetin, an oxidizing substance that prevents the formation of cataracts this is just a few out of numerous benefits and the guava is also used for preparing medicinal infusions.
Learn more about how you can take advantage of all you have to offer this wonderful fruit:
- Lose weight
As we mentioned above the leaves of the guava can be used as an infusion which stops the assimilation of the carbohydrates by the liver which results in weight loss.
- Beneficial for diabetics
A research done by the university in Japan, claim that the tea of guava leaves effectively help in the fight against diabetes by effectively reducing hypoglycemia.
Take infusions of guava leaves for three months to control the blood sugar.
- Reduces cholesterol
The guava leaf tea can lower the bad cholesterol and triglycerides without affecting the good cholesterol. It protects the liver. For better results drink the tea for three moths.
- Strengthens the immune system
Thanks to a lot of vitamins C that guava contains, and it’s anti-inflammatory proprieties guava is the perfect weapon that helps us improve our immune system and protects, us from diseases and infections. By eating a guava fruit a day you seriously lower the chances of getting common respiratory diseases.
The sweet taste makes it perfect to incorporate in your smoothies and the acid note lets you add it to your daily salad.
- Reduces the risk of cancer
The quercetin, vitamin C, lycopene, and polyphenols that it has in its structure gives it the anticancer and antitumor properties that forbid the progression of free radicals and tumor generators.
A few years ago a revealing study concluded that guava can reduce the size of prostate tumors and the regular intake of this fruit reduces the chances of getting prostate cancer and other types of cancer as well.
- Benefits against dengue
The leaves of the guava are able to increase the number of platelets in the blood without creating side effects, and that is why the extract from the leaves are considered a natural remedy to combat dengue fever.
All it takes is nine leaves of guava boiled in five cups of water, the patient needs to drink the mixture three times a day to feel the benefit from its properties.
- Relieves allergies
Guava leaves neutralize the release of histamine, a chemical in your organism that causes an immediate inflammatory response in case of allergies.
- Improves the quality of the skin
To be precise the one that contains a lot of antioxidants is the red guava and as it already mentioned, the antioxidants are the ones that neutralize the free radicals.
The guava has a huge part in helping the skin aging process and flaccidity of the skin, giving it brightness and giving it back firmness thanks to vitamin C that stimulates the production of collagen and elastin.
It also protects the skin from the harmful effects of the sun and prevents the appearance of acne in that way it improves the texture of the skin.
The guava that is not yet sufficiently mature in its leaves has astringent properties, so it is useful in case of cut or wounds.
You can use it at home as a face mask to improve the quality of your skin. All you need to do is boil in a pot with water some guavas along with its leaves, put the mixture n a clean face and then wash it.