Guavas are a tropical powerhouse of antioxidants. They’re a remarkable source of Vitamin C, a whopping 600% of your recommended daily intake. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin and antioxidant that protects our cells from radical damage via internal and external stressors like emotional stress, strenuous workouts, pollution, and chemicals in our food & beauty products. It strengthens our body’s ability to fight infection and thus, shortens the duration of illness like the common cold and flu. Vitamin C is also needed for healthy collagen building so I consider it a true beauty food that’s great for the skin.
Be sure to eat guava with its skin on as most of the nutrients are in the peel. Enjoy them as a snack or throw into a salad for a touch of sweetness. Of course, eat guavas in moderation. They should be considered a treat since they are high in fructose and not a local food for those living in cooler climates.
By: Beata Rydyger BSc RHN, She Lives Clean
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