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Health Benefits of Guyabano

Do you know what guyabano is and its benefits to the immune system? Read this article to find out.

Guyabano also known as soursap is a native fruit of the following countries and grows on the graviola tree:

  • The Carribean
  • Mexico
  • Venezuela
  • Peru
  • Colombia
  • Sub-Saharan African countries

It’s also grown in a few South Asian countries like Sri lanka including some South East Asian countries like Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. 

This green colored pear-shaped fruit has a spiky exterior and is packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals with some being vitamin C, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, calcium and iron. The fruit weighs between 2 to 5 kilograms and holds medicinal properties which can treat a wide range of ailments including the following:

Destroys bacteria and germs which collect in the urinary tract hence making it a popular fruit to consume to promote a healthy urinary tract.

Is rich in fiber which is ideal to prevent constipation and promote a healthy colon and digestive system.

Is rich in riboflavin which is effective in treating headaches and migraines.

Since soursap contains iron it’s helpful in preventing anemia.

Guyabano has some traces of potassium which aids in preventing leg cramps.

The vitamins in guyabano promotes healthy skin and strengthens the immune system.

Thiamine contained in the fruit via Vitamin B helps to increase energy levels which is good news for those who feel constantly tired and don’t have the energy to do work.

Some state that sour sap has the potential to treat cancer but there is not much scientifically tested data done on humans to confirm such a claim. 

How to Make Soursap Juice

Ingredients:

  • 200 grams of soursap skin and seeds removed
  • 200 ml ice water
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sugar

Method:

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend till smooth. Transfer into glasses and drink.

 

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