Who doesn’t love sliced guavas sprinkled with salt and red chili powder? This brings a sense of nostalgia for me and I believe for everyone else as well. I remember eating guavas most of the time in my childhood and no matter how much I ate it, I never got over it. This amazing fruit has evolved into quite many forms but the one we are talking about is the healthiest. Let us talk more about it. 

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Guava is a tropical fruit from Central America and it was believed to be brought to India by the Portuguese somewhere in the early 17th century. Apart from having a great taste, guavas are rich in nutrients and thus are highly beneficial for the body. These are packed with potassium, manganese, vitamin C, vitamin A, and beneficial antioxidants. Their calorie content is low but the fiber content is much higher. They also have minerals like calcium, iron, and zinc in moderate quantities. Guavas are also considered beneficial for good heart health, managing diabetes, weight loss, and many others.  

We are just not talking about the flesh but the entire fruit has lot many benefits to offer. Not just the pulp but the seeds, rind, and leaves contain medicinal qualities that many of us didn’t know about. Let us talk about guava leaves that have been a crucial part of treating several ailments in different parts of the world. Yes, guava leaf extract can do wonders for your body. Guava leaves are packed with vitamin C and flavonoids like quercetin which makes it super healthy. Tea brewed from guava leaves is no less than a boon for those suffering from several health issues. Let us see in detail what wonders it can do to the body. 

Helps in weight loss 

Some studies have suggested that guava leaf extracts have the power to inhibit the enzymes that convert carbohydrates into glucose. This way, guava leaf tea helps in weight loss and even works as a replacement for sugar beverages. It also has a low-calorie content. 

Manages blood sugar  

It is claimed by some scientific studies that guava leaf tea manages blood sugar levels in the body and helps in the longer run. It also manages insulin resistance. Drinking guava leaf tea moderates the absorption of glucose and thus does the needful. It is advisable to drink this tea after meals for better results.  

Reduces cholesterol 

Guava leaf tea lowers bad cholesterol and keeps good cholesterol in balance. With this, it also promotes good heart health. You didn’t know this, did you? 

Relieves menstrual cramps 

Menstrual days are hard and many of us do take painkillers to reduce period cramps. But it is no longer required. Some studies have suggested that drinking guava leaf tea can reduce cramps and is even more effective than some painkillers. Try it the next time girls. 

Amazing right? Let us see how to make this highly beneficial guava leaf tea at home. 

Method 

  • Take 5 big guava leaves and wash them properly. 
  • Take a pan and heat 1 cup of water. 
  • Add guava leaves to the water and let it boil for 4 to 5 minutes. 
  • Now, strain the leaves and squeeze half a lemon into the water. 
  • Add some honey for taste. 
  • Mix well and pour the tea into a cup. 

Enjoy!