Feel like a tropical boost? Get out a guava! This remarkable fruit is highly nutritious, containing a range of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant compounds, which play a vital role in anti-aging and the prevention of cancers and other disease.
Guava is a marvellous source of vitamin C. Only 100 g of Guava provides more than three times the required daily recommended intake. Vitamin C can help the body develop its resistance against infectious agents and scavenge cancer, which causes harmful free radicals. Vitamin C is also essential for collagen synthesis. Collagen is one of the chief structural protein in the human body required for maintaining integrity of blood vessels, organs, bones and of course the skin.
Guava also contains vitamin A (as beta-carotene) as well as folate. Beta-carotene is known to protect from certain cancers. It also has lycopene, which may prevent skin damage from UV rays and offer protection from prostate cancer.
Guava contains more potassium than bananas! It also has B-complex, vitamin E and K, as well as minerals like magnesium, copper, and manganese. Plus vitamin-A is also required for maintaining healthy mucusa and skin.
A delicious way to include Guava in your diet is by adding it to a fruit salad. Simply peel and chop one guava, some kiwi fruit, pineapple, a banana, and toss with orange segments, a handful of toasted coconut, some chopped ginger and some friend cranberries. Enjoy!