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October 16, 2011
Many scientists are convinced that exotic fruits like spacial varieties of grapes, bananas, apples, and so on, may possess miraculous therapeutic properties and open secrets to healing many serious diseases and ailments. That is why currently these natural superfoods are being studied and researched with a great interest. Specialists at National Institute in Hyderabad carried out a series of tests on such fruit as mangoes, guava, papaya, Himalayan pomegranates and apples, Maharashtra grapes, custard apples, Indian plums, southern mini bananas and other exotic fruits.
It turned out that guava fruits, knows for their being very tasty, nutritious and low in cholesterol, should also be considered one of the greatest sources of natural antioxidants. Heart health benefits of guava fruit were known for centuries, as well as numerous other healing properties of this fruit that are derived from its content rich in several vital minerals, vitamins and organic compounds. As the tests have shown, guava fruit has incredible amounts of polyphenolic compounds, lycopenes, flavonoids and other natural antioxidants that makes it one of the antioxidant-richest foods on earth.
The tests have revealed that 100 g of guava fruit has antioxidant concentration that is equal to 500 milligrams. At that, 100 g of Indian plums have 330 milligrams of natural antioxidants, Himalayan pomegranates have about 135 milligrams, mangoes have 130 milligrams, custard apples have about 120 milligrams and southern bananas have about 30 milligrams of natural antioxidants. Also, it was found out that such fruits like pineapples and watermelons known for their low-cholesterol content and effectiveness for speeding up weight loss, actually can not offer us effective antioxidant health benefits, making pineapple and watermelon diet a bit less beneficial.
If you want to enjoy the mentioned antioxidant and other health benefits of guava fruit, be sure that you’re buying only 100 per cent organic fruits. Select the fruits with intact skin without any cuts or bruises. You can store guava fruits in your fridge at the temperature between 45F and 55F for five-six weeks. It is also possible to purchase green and non-mature, so they can ripe off in your refrigerator. For this purpose, experts recommend packing guava fruits with bananas or apples that can speed up ripening. You can also enjoy excellent taste and antioxidant properties of freshly squeezed guava fruit juice.Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.