May 29, 2023

Guava: Nutrition advice from experts

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Health tips from the experts

“Guava boosts heart health while helping immunity and digestion” – María F. Carzon, Bachelor degree in Human Nutrition

“Eat guava to regulate blood pressure and prevent cold” – Ramona Lehadus, Master of Research – MRes – MRes Nutrition & Metabolic Disorders

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Quantity recommendation by Faith Seke

PhD, Agronomy and Crop Science (ongoing)/Master’s degree, Food Science and Technology/Bachelor’s degree in food science and nutrition honor’s degree · 1 years of experience · South Africa
  • It is recommended that consumption of guavas be done in moderation, guava has a significant amount of sugar and excessive consumption can lead to some health problems.

Benefits by Leticia Soares

Postgraduate Degree in Public and Family Health/Bachelor Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics · 5 years of experience · Brazil
  • Guava regular consumption can improve heart health. It was showed in a study that guava can lower blood pressure and blood lipids, due to the high potassium, soluble fiber and vitamin C content.
  • Guava may help to prevent diarrhea. According to studies, guava leaf tea can be a remedy or diarrhea. The tea has antibacterial properties, which can help in the treatment and prevention of diarrhea caused by microorganisms.
  • Guava helps to control diabetes. The fruit has a low glycemic index, meaning it is digested and absorbed gradually, leading to a gradual rise in glucose level, which is really beneficial for diabetic patients.
  • Guava consumption can be helpful to prevent cancer. In a recent study, various guava extracts, fractions and isolated phytochemicals showed to exhibited antineoplastic effect.
  • Guava is a nutritive fruit. Guava vitamin C content is four times that of oranges, the fruit also has comparatively high levels of iron, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A and B, tannins, phenols, flavonoids, carotenoids, lectins and other beneficial compounds.

Side effects by Christos Sittas

MSc in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences · 3 years of experience · United Kingdom
  • Some individuals may react to guava consumption but these cases remain anecdotal and they are very rare.

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This is for information purpose only, and should not be considered as a substitute for medical expertise. These are opinions from an external panel of individual nutritionists, and not to be considered as opinion of Microsoft. Please seek professional help regarding any health conditions or concerns.
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