Try Guava in Your Smoothies!

I have always loved guava juice. When we took family vacations to Hawaii my mom would always but us guava juice and it was delicious. When I saw a box of guava for sale I decided to try the actual fruit.

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Here are some health benefits of this tasty fruit:

Improves immunity

Guavas contain four times the Vitamin C content of oranges.

Improves your hormonal function

Copper, present in guava, helps in the production and absorption of hormones. This property helps in improving the function of your endocrine system especially thyroid glands which is responsible for the way in which you metabolize food, use energy, etc.

Lowers risk of cancer

Being rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants like lycopene, eating guavas can protect your cells from damage and reduce your chances of getting cancer. Additionally, Vitamin C boosts your immunity which is critical in fighting cancer cells.

Has anti-ageing properties 

Guavas are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin A and antioxidants like lycopene and carotene which protect  your skin from wrinkles and fine lines, thus making you look younger.

Helps treat constipation

Guava is rich in fibre which helps in clearing the blocked pathway and thus curing your constipation.

Good for your brain

Guavas contain Vitamin B3 and Vitamin B6, also known as niacin and pyridoxine, which helps in improving blood circulation to the brain and relaxing your nerves.

How to Eat a Guava

I actually had to Google this because I had no idea how to eat a guava. While you can eat the insides, the seeds are hard and impossible to chew. I stick with eating the rinds.

I have been throwing two guava rinds in with my smoothies and it tastes so good! I also blended guava with orange juice which Ryan loved.

If you’re getting sick of the same smoothie flavours, give this awesome fruit a try!

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1 Comment

  • Kristin April 8, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Mmm, will do!! Thanks!! 🙂

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