We all know the guava fruit provides certain health benefits to our body. But did you know that even guava leaves offer much health benefits as well?
Check out these 9 surprising and amazing benefits you can reap from this common leaf.
1. AID IN WEIGHT LOSS
For this purpose, the carbs must be broken down in the liver for use by the body and guava leaves prevent the transition of carbohydrates to usable compounds.
2. BENEFICIAL FOR DIABETICS
According to research conducted by the Yakult Central Institute in Japan, guava leaf tea can effectively lower blood glucose in diabetics by reducing the alpha-glucosidease enzyme activity.
Moreover, it prevents the absorption of sucrose and maltose by the body, thereby lowering blood sugar levels.
Drinking guava leaf tea for 12 weeks lowers the blood sugar levels without increasing insulin production.3. LOWER CHOLESTEROL
Research has proved that drinking guava leaf tea for 3 months can lead to reduction in LDL or bad cholesterol and triglycerides without any adverse effect on good cholesterol.
Besides, the guava leaves are a great liver tonic.4. IMPROVES YOUR IMMUNITY
Due to its high vitamin C content, guava plays an important role in improving your immunity.
Your immunity is your body's defense mechanism that protects it from numerous diseases and infections.
In addition, guava's anti-inflammatory action and its ability to inhibit inflammatory molecules like prostaglandins help keep you disease free.
Eat 1 guava daily to develop resistance against common diseases like coughs, colds and the flu.
You can also enjoy guava in smoothies or salads, or drink a cup of tea made from guava leaves daily.
5. LOWERS RISK OF CANCER
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