Guava juice can give our body with a lot of amazing benefits such as protection against bacterial infections, preventing diarrhea and constipation, stabilizing blood glucose levels, etc.
For a cup of tasty juice, the most important step is to choose the most delicious guava. And sometimes, unripe and spoiled ones may still be for sale on our grocery stores. We should look out for any guava that are extremely squishy or have holes in it, which are obvious evidence of spoiled guava.
Something special for anyone who lives in Asian countries or countries with tropical fruits, you should not buy guava in the rainy season because these guavas are often sour and/or tasteless.
Guava is a tropical fruit tree belonging to the Myrtaceae family. It originated in Central America, South America, and Asia. It is usually grown for fruits and it contains excessive amount of vitamin C. That is why this Southeast Asian fruit is a common ingredient in smoothies or juices.
Reasons to drink guava juice
1. Protecting you from bacterial infections
Guava is a fruit containing a lot of antimicrobials. In Southeast Asia, guava leaves are a common treatment for infections and open tissues. Guava juice also has the same benefits. It is a kind of beverage nutritious for people infected with bacteria, open tissues and excessive growth of bacteria in the body.
2. Preventing diarrhea and constipation
Guava juice contains excellent fiber. It also contains a protective intestinal compound from the accumulation of toxins. Guava also has the effect of soothing irritable bowel. One of my cousins has tried drinking guava juice every morning and it actually worked pretty well.
3. Promoting the process of weight loss
Guava juice is very low in calories, rich in vitamins and rich in fiber. All of this makes guava juice a great drink for people with diet. It also protects the colon from the accumulation of toxins. It assists the body cells getting energy without excess calories. By drinking regular guava juice, you will lose weight gradually. Of course, we also need to do some work out to achieve the best results.
4. Stabilizing blood glucose levels
Just like pomelo fruit or bitter melon, guava juice is an excellent drink to control blood sugar levels. In one study, researchers found that guava juice was capable of reducing glucose levels by increasing insulin levels. This research has been tested both in laboratory and patients. In Asia, it is usually recommended for people with type 2 diabetes.
5. Protecting against cancer
Do you know guava also contains lycopene? Lycopene is an antioxidant found in tomatoes but this nutrient is also found in guava. Along with vitamin C, lycopene protects the body from the effects of free radicals. Free radical damage causes cell mutations in healthy cells. Cancer is caused by an increase in gene changes within cells. By drinking guava juice daily, you will be fully provided with vitamin C , which helps reduce the risk of cancer.
6. Strengthening the immune system
Like orange and other citrus fruits, guava is the most vitamin C-rich fruit. Vitamin C or ascorbic acid boosts the immune system. A strong immune system also protects you from many diseases. Drinking guava juice is an excellent treatment for common cold and flu. It also promotes better oral health. Even guava helps reduce the risk of scurvy - a disease caused by lack of vitamin C. According to Medical News Today, it can lead to anemia, exhaustion, sudden bleeding, pain in the limbs, and especially the legs, and even worse, ulceration of the gums and loss of teeth. And no fruit contains more vitamin C than guava! There must be a reason why Natural Health 365 listed guava as one of 12 best sources of vitamin C.
7. Recovery from dengue fever
Dengue fever is a tropical viral disease spread by several mosquito species. If not treated immediately, dengue fever can quickly be life-threatening. Some experts have demonstrated that health recovery from dengue can be made by drinking guava juice and definitely, it is listed as one of the most effective home remedies for this fever.
However, there are few notes on guava juice
- It is very good but for people with stomach disease or constipation should not use green guava because it has the tartness taste that may do harm for our stomach.
- Do not drink too much guava juice all at once because it can easily lead to diarrhea.
- We can eat raw guava, which also tastes very delicious, but hard seeds inside can cause digestion problems so having guava juice may also be more convenient.
There are many kinds of juices with different uses that you can consider having during your daily meal.
Apparently, guava juice is essentially helpful to our bodies. I hope this will help you in planning the daily menu for your family. And surely, the kids may love trying out the juice of this tropical fruit.
Fruits are a very delicious and healthy food that both the elderly and young children can enjoy them. Especially, in hot summer, fruit juices are always very “hot items” which have a very refreshing effect. In addition to this kind of juice, you should also try to drink other types of juice to have the same refreshing effects, such as coconut water, etc.