Guava – Natural lifting


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The exotic fruit guava (Psidium guajava) comes from Central America, the fruit is round and resembles an apple or pear. After the aroma reminds of a cocktail of tropical fruits. The maturity is determined by the color of the bark, which should be fresh green as an English grass, and inside it is dark red. It is eaten so it is cut in half and a fleshy part is removed with a spoon. The seeds are removed because they are also eaten. When it is battered, it has a sour taste, but the sweetness increases with each bite. Green fruits make sauces and serve with meat and fish. Due to its medicinal properties and abundance of useful ingredients, it should be consumed more often, as in 100 grams guava has twice the C vitamin of lemon and orange. This vitamin plays a key role in the production of collagen and is important for the skin. A US study of 4,000 women aged 40-74 showed that those women who consumed more vitamin C-rich supplements had less wrinkles compared to those who consumed less this vitamin. In addition, vitamin C protects against bacteria, especially listeria and staphylococci. A joint study by American and Thai scientists has shown that the guava has an identical antioxidant activity like “super groceries”, black currant and broccoli. In larger quantities it also has an extremely important vitamin – vitamin A, and is an absolute recorder for the amount of lycopene, an antioxidant that protects against prostate cancer. Lycopene contains more than tomatoes and watermelons, which are considered extremely rich in this important ingredient. Lycopene protects healthy cells of free radicals, which lead to degenerative changes, arterial arteries, nervous system disorders, and other damage to the body. Because of the huge concentration of antioxidants, experts consider it an exotic “ultimate food”.

It has been calculated that a guava bowl contains even nine grams of fiber compared to other “rich” groceries, but also 635 more potassium than a medium-sized banana. It contains a bit of iron, but it is particularly rich in copper, manganese and folic acid is dietary in exceptional proportions – one fruit contains only 50 calories. In addition, it lowers blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides, acts as a diabetes aids, because it lowers blood sugar levels, so in that sense two fresh guavas are recommended per day.


Lycopene helps fight cancer. As a strong antioxidant, it protects the body from the harmful effects of radiation that leads to cell damage. These damages can lead to the development of other diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis and heart disease. His regular consumption also prevents the onset of prostate cancer and breast cancer.


The guava is rich in fiber and potassium. It reduces the level of harmful cholesterol and lowers high blood pressure. This is another reason why it is beneficial to those who are prone to heart disease and high blood pressure.


Given that it is rich in vitamin C, guava helps to improve the immune system and increases the resistance to infections, such as cough and cold. It also helps cure cough and cleans airways against infections.

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