The Health Benefits of Guavas + Foods that are Allergen Relief Medicine

 The Health Benefits of Guavas

Guavas are found in the tropics, and invoke images of vacations, summer parties and island life, but this tasty fruit is more than a celebratory food. Thisfruit is bursting with healthy vitamins and minerals and can be used to treat many serious ailments. You can recognize guavas by their yellow, green or maroon skins and creamy white or pink pulp.

 
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Weight loss and gain
Guava is a winning fruit for its many great benefits. If you’re trying to lose weight, guavas are not a fruit you need to give up. In fact, this snack-sized fruit can satisfy your appetite while adding few calories, low amounts of carbohydrates and no cholesterol to your diet. And, compared to other fruit, adds a low dose of sugar. Guavas also offer a great source of vitamins, proteins, roughage, fibers and minerals. For lean people trying to gain weight, this fruit is also beneficial as it promotes the healthy absorption of nutrients and its substantial nutrients regulate one’s metabolism.Blood pressure and Diabetes
Guavas are hypoglycemic and rich in fiber, which helps reduce blood pressure. Dietary fibers maintain the blood’s fluidity and prevent it from thickening, which can worsen blood pressure. Foods lacking in fiber (for example refined flour) increase blood pressure because they convert to sugar more quickly. This can help fight or even prevent diabetes. The fiber regulates the sugar being absorbed by the body and the risk of both high spikes and drops in the body’s insulin and glucose levels is reduced.

Diarrhea, dysentery, and gastroenteritis
The abundant astringent (substances that contract body tissue) makeup of raw guava and guava leaves helps loosen the bowels and can reduce the symptoms of diarrhea and gastroenteritis. Being highly alkaline, the guavas act as a disinfectant, removing excess mucus from the intestines and inhibiting microbial growth. For these reasons, guavas can also be used to treat dysentery. The guavas’ plentiful supply of vitamin C, carotenoids and potassium can also boost your digestive system.

Thyroid health
A good substance for regulating the thyroid’s metabolism is copper, which guavas have plenty of. The thyroid glands regulate important hormones and organ system functions, which helps maintain a healthy balance in your body.

Healthy brains
Also present in guavas are high amounts of vitamins B3 and B6. These both have benefits for the health of your brain. B3, which is also called niacin, is known to help increase blood flow and stimulate cognitive function, while B6 helps preserve normal nerve function.

Scurvy
Guava is your best source for vitamin C. In fact it has four times the amount of Vitamin C found in oranges, which are regarded as the go-to food for this vitamin. The concentration of vitamin C can prevent scurvy, a disease caused by a deficiency of this vitamin.

Constipation
The seeds of guavas, either ingested whole or chewed, are excellent laxatives. In addition to the fruits’ substantial amount of dietary fiber, guavas are advantageous for treating constipation. These two sources cleanse your intestines and excretory system and help your body retain water, helping you achieve healthy bowel movements. Frequently snacking on guavas, then, can be beneficial for proper digestion.

Colds and coughs
Drinking the juice of guavas and fresh guava fruit helps in fighting colds and coughs. The astringent quality can lessen mucus, disinfect the respiratory tract, throat, and lungs and reduce microbial activity. The substantial amounts of iron and vitamin C in guavas also help treat viral infections. It’s advised to avoid eating overly ripe guavas when you have a cold or cough as they can actually aggravate them.

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Eyesight
The considerable quantities of vitamin A in guavas are extremely beneficial for the health of your vision. This helps slow down macular degeneration, the growth of cataracts and even improve one’s eyesight degradation once it has begun.
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Cancer prevention
Guava is also valuable in your diet as a preventative measure against cancerous growths and metastasis. The high levels of an antioxidant called lycopene has been shown to reduce the risk of prostate cancer and inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells. Guava leaf oil is another anti-proliferative extract from the guava plant that has proven effective in reducing cancer growth.Skincare
Guavas are also fantastic at improving skin texture and keeping your skin looking fresh. Guavas are full of astringents, particularly in fresh fruit and the leaves of the plant. If you rinse your skin with a guava decoction, the fruit can tone and tighten areas of loose skin. Eating the fruit also provides a rich source of vitamins A, B, C, as well as potassium, which are excellent antioxidants and detoxifiers. They can keep your skin glowing, prevent premature aging and wrinkles, and can speed up the healing process of wounds———————————————-

10 Foods That Act as An Allergen Relief Medicine

 The summer season is dusty, and the air is often filled with particles that may cause allergic reactions. The most common allergens are dust mites, animal dander, pollen, insect bites, and mold spores. The symptoms involve sneezing, wheezing, itchy eyes, skin rashes and a runny nose.
 
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Allergies can be kept under control with antihistamines, but there are certain foods that act as natural allergy-relief medication.Here are the top 10 foods and herbs that protect against allergies: 
1) Garlic – Garlic contains powerful anti-inflammatory components that significantly reduce onset allergic reactions. Garlic also lowers the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and protects against bone damage. Crushed garlic can be added to soups or salads for a more robust flavor. Make sure that you have a breath mint or some chewing gum handy if you plan on eating garlic!
 

 
 
2) Sweet Potatoes – Sweet potatoes are a great source of potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and magnesium. They also contain iron, which promotes healthy blood production. Vitamin C boosts the immune system and fights off allergens. These nutritious veggies can be boiled, roasted, grilled, mashed or baked, and go very well with salmon or grilled chicken. Try adding a pinch of cinnamon when boiling for an incredible taste.
 

 
 
3) Apples – An apple is the perfect snack and provides a quick energy boost during the day. They are rich in quercetin, which protects your body against many allergens. Apples decrease the risk for Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and cancer. They can be found in a variety of forms, such as apple juice, apple sauce and fruit salads. An apple a day can truly keep the allergies away!
 

 
 
4) Salmon – Salmon is arguably one of the healthiest foods in existence. It contains high levels of Omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA, which keep allergies under control. There are tons of recipes in which salmon can be prepared. I enjoy them grilled with a sprinkle of black pepper, parsley and garlic. Make sure to add this cold water fish to your diet.
 
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5) Flaxseeds – Flaxseeds are heavy in Omega-3 fatty acids and help reduce inflammation. A teaspoon of flaxseeds can add flavorful taste to a plain yogurt or breakfast cereal. You can even sprinkle a little bit on your salad for some extra zest. Flaxseed oil is a very popular nutritional supplement among athletes as well.
 

 
 
6) Turmeric – This powerful herb acts as a decongestant for people suffering from asthma or other bronchial diseases. The main ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, which helps ward off sinus infections and respiratory problems. Turmeric can also be used to treat skin irritations and its antibiotic properties are also used in ayurvedic medicine. Chicken curry with turmeric powder is a dish worthy of exploring.
 

 
7) Lemons – Lemons are nature’s magical citrus fruits. They are loaded with vitamin C, which protects the immune system against harmful bacteria. Lemon water helps flush out dangerous toxins from the body and lemon juice can be squeezed into a cup of tea or added to salads.
 

 
 8) Ginger – Ginger acts as an antihistamine to block out inflammation and alleviate asthma symptoms. Ginger is used to treat stomach viruses and reduce nausea. Slices of ginger root can be added to green tea or you can simply mix dried ginger powder into the drink. Make sure you stock up on ginger at your local health store or supermarket.
 

 
 9) Collard Greens – It’s always a good idea to eat your greens, especially collard greens. They contain high amounts of carotenoids, which are essential for limiting allergic reactions, and are also rich in vitamin C. Use a bit of extra virgin olive oil when cooking with them.
 

 
10) Broccoli – Broccoli is high in vitamin C, which is a great decongestant. It also contains vitamin K, needed for a speedy recovery when you’re feeling a bit under the weather. They also aid in proper cell growth and reproduction. You can either steam broccoli or consume it raw.
 

 
 Some other foods to consider are grapefruits, oranges, berries, parsley, and kale. Avoid eating cantaloupes, watermelons, honeydew and bananas if you suffer from ragweed allergies.
Green tea is another vital element in combating allergic reactions. It contains the powerful EGCG compound and plenty of antioxidants. Add a teaspoon of honey and a little ginger for a winning combination. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water too.
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Comments

  • de castro  On June 21, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Excellent info
    Thanks guyonline

  • de castro  On June 21, 2015 at 5:25 am

    We can buy these in UK supermarkets today. No problem.
    Wundaba…..wonderful.

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