Guava – Hey! Full of antioxdiants

Guava – Hey! Full of antioxdiants

Guava Tree

Guava Tree

Guava has the highest concentration of lycopene—an antioxidant that fights prostate cancer.

Antioxidants  – what they do!   They help protect your cells against oxidation (Let’s use a metaphor here. Oxidisation is like a rust which is caused by free radicals. These free radicals are unstable oxygen atoms that attack your cells allowing DNA damage that leads to cancer.) So antioxidants come to the rescue. They help stabilize free radicals and keep the unstable oxygen atoms from attacking your cells. So eat more antioxidant-rich foods.

Ripening: Keep at room temperature until ripe, then use or store in the refrigerator for a few days. Quick ripening: Placing the fruit wrapped in a paper bag with a banana, apple or pear.

Not peel: It’s all edible. When eaten as a fresh fruit, guavas should not be peeled because the edible rind contains a high concentration of vitamin C. In fact, guavas have about five times as much vitamin C as an orange! The sweetness intensifies as you go to the centre.

Jam packed: Full of vitamin-C. 100 g fresh fruit provides 228 mg of this vitamin, more than three times the DRI (daily-recommended intake) and the rind extremely high in C.  Lots of Potassium, like bananas, helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure.

How to prepare:
Guava crushed ice drink

Guava Crush
Great with a few charges like ginger and mint.
Recipe type: Drink
Serves: 2
  • 1 guava, washed and diced
  • 2 tbs mint leaves, chopped
  • cube ginger
  • lime juice
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tsp honey (optional)
  • crushed ice
  1. In a blender with crushed ice put in ingredients. Add some water and then some salt or sugar as you taste.

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