Top 5 Health Benefits of Guava Fruit and Leaves

Guavas are tropical tree, which originated in Central America. The fruits are oval with pale green or yellow skin and contain edible seeds. Guava is a common fruit, but its use and benefits are not known; the leaves have many healing properties. They are packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, antibacterial compounds and phytochemicals.

Boosts Heart Health

Guava leaves can help lower high blood pressure, high cholesterol and lipids in the body. This is possible thanks to the rich content of potassium, soluble fibre, vitamin C and other nutrients that help to protect the blood vessels, control hypertension, maintain a stable pulse and protect the arteries from blockage.

The leaves are very rich in lycopene, which helps to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and maintain healthy valves. You should know that high blood pressure and high levels of cholesterol are associated with a higher risk of heart disease and stroke, taking guava leaves can result in valuable benefits.

Prevents Diabetes

Ancient Chinese folks have used guava leaves to reduce high sugar levels in the body and treat diabetes. The catechin in guava leaves can also control blood sugar levels. In essence, it exhibits a hypoglycemic effect on the body, making it an effective natural treatment for diabetes mellitus. It also has fibre and a low glycemic index that is vital for diabetic patients; Fiber regulates sugar levels in the body, and the low glycemic index prevents the sudden rise in sugar levels. Patients with diabetes and those at risk of diabetes can stay healthy by drinking guava tea every day.

Fights Cancer

Guava leaves are loaded with anti-cancer and anti-tumour properties. It also contains compounds such as lycopene, quercetin, vitamin C and plenty polyphenols. These compounds are powerful anti-cancer and prevent the oxidation and activity of free radicals. The guava leaf extract is used to reduce the size of the tumours and minimise the chances of getting prostate cancer in men. It also fights against other forms of cancer such as breast cancer; skin cancer, stomach, colon, lungs and oral cavity.

Promotes Healthy Eyesight

Guava leaves are packed with vitamin A, and it is needed for healthy eyes and sharp eyesight; this vitamin provides good eyeballs, a clear cornea and safeguards the cells present in your eyes. It helps to prevent night blindness and soothes the condition of those who have it. Vitamin C also improves capillary health and helps cells in the retina to perform well. It also slows the development of cataracts and other eye problems that arise due to ageing.

Immunity

Leaves of guava have a high content of vitamin C; this vitamin boosts the immune system and improves the immune response. The immune system is your body’s defence system and protects the body from parasites, microbes and diseases.

Guava provides about twice the reference daily intake (RDI) for vitamin C. This is almost twice as much as you would get from taking an orange. It is associated with antimicrobial benefits. This means it helps to kill bad bacteria and viruses that can lead to infections. It also fights inflammation, suppressing the activity of inflammatory molecules such as prostaglandins; this helps keep the body healthy and free of illness.

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  1. Aliyupeter

    April 5, 2019 at 3:54 pm

    Table of Content

    AN INTRODUCTION TO BUILDING MUSCLE…………………………………………3 TRAINING EXERCISES………………………………………………………………………….. 5 POWER FOODS DEFINED………………………………………………………………………. 7 BUILDING FOR WOMEN ………………………………………………………………. 9
    ABOUT COMPETITIONS …………………………………………………………… 10
    WORDS: CONCLUSION …………………………………………………………….. 107

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    An Introduction to Building Muscle
    Building muscle mass can be a simple process, although what most people tend to forget is the time it takes to be successful. Just like trying to lose weight or increasing your strength, it’s not going to happen overnight or even over a few weeks. You need patience, you need to be consistent and you need to remember that everyone responds differently to exercise and nutrition, so there could be some trial and error involved.
    With that being said, here are a few key points that you can incorporate into your training to help increase your muscle mass.
    Following a program is the first step in the right direction when it comes to building muscle. Having a program will bring direction and structure into your training. It will also allow you to keep track of the exercises you do, along with the total training volume which is vital for managing progressions.
    What you eat is going to impact your results no matter what your goal is. To keep this as simple as possible, there are two things you need to consider in the beginning. One is that you achieve an energy surplus (total intake of calories for the day) and secondly you have an adequate protein intake (at least 1-1.5g per kilogram of bodyweight). There will be a lot more that you’ll need to take into account eventually when narrowing in on your nutrition but if you can at least start by making sure you are doing these two things then you’re off to a good start.
    Progressive overload is one the most important steps that you will need to utilise to ensure you are continually stimulating muscle growth. Progressive overload is the use of sets, reps and loads to increase the total stress and volume that is placed on the body over time.
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    This gradual increase in stress is what forces the body to continually adapt and grow. Without it your results will plateau, leaving you frustrated and annoyed. So when it comes to your training, make sure that over time you are increasing the total volume of your training. (Total Volume = Sets x Reps x Load)
    It is important that your body gets adequate rest and is given the ability to recover and adapt. Sleep, nutrition, hydration and stress all play a part in your recovery. Rest can be between sets, between workouts and between periods of time. If you are going to follow a weights program or introduce progressive overload to your training than I would recommend having a ‘light’ or rest week every 6 or 8 weeks. On the other end of the spectrum, it’s important not to have too much rest. If you leave the time between your sets and between your workouts too long, then you’re not going to see results. Your aim should be to train each body part 2-3 times a week, which means you shouldn’t have more than 2 days off. Don’t get distracted during your workout either, make sure your rest between sets doesn’t exceed 2 minutes.

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    Training Exercise
    Exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness.[1] It is performed for various reasons, including increasing growth and development, preventing aging, strengthening musclesand the cardiovascular system, honing athletic skills, weight loss or maintenance, improving health[2] and also for enjoyment. Many individuals choose to exercise outdoors where they can congregate in groups, socialize, and enhance.
    • Aerobic exercise is any physical activity that uses large muscle groups and causes the body to use more oxygen than it would while resting. The goal of aerobic exercise is to increase cardiovascular endurance. Examples of aerobic exercise include running, cycling, swimming, brisk walking, skipping rope, rowing, hiking, playing tennis, continuous training, and long slow distance training.
    • Anaerobic exercise, which includes strength and resistance training, can firm, strengthen, and tone muscles, as well as improve bone strength, balance, and coordination. Examples of strength moves are push-ups, pull-ups, lunges, and bicep curls using dumbbells.
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    • Anaerobic exercise also include weight training, functional training, eccentric training, interval training, sprinting, and high-intensity interval training increase short-term muscle strength.
    • Flexibility exercises stretch and lengthen muscles.[4] Activities such as stretching help to improve joint flexibility and keep muscles limber.[4]The goal is to improve the range of motion which can reduce the chance of injury.

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    POWER FOODS DEFINED
    These power foods may seem ordinary, but they pack abundant nutritional value. They contain high amounts of vitamins, mineral, antioxidants, proteins and other nutrients. These power foods helps to decrease the risk of illness such as heart disease and diabetes, and they also help to boost the immune system, improve memory and concentration, and slow skin and body ageing. They also increase energy and post training recovery.
    Almonds contain as many antioxidants as green tea and broccoli that help fight skin wrinkles, aging, cancer, heart disease and stroke. A cup of almonds contains more potassium than a whole banana and more calcium than milk. They also contain magnesium and phosphorus to build healthy bones. Almonds are good sources of vitamin E, zinc, proteins and fibre for healthy skin and a strong immune system.
    Barley
    Barley contains significant amounts of the soluble fibre beta-glucan that helps to lower cholesterol and balance blood glucose level. This prevents the risk of heart disease and adult onset diabetes.

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    Beans
    Beans such as kidney beans, chickpeas, lima beans and lentils are low in fat and rich sources of iron, manganese, antioxidants, B-complex vitamins and protein. The high level of fibre in beans also helps to reduce cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease and diabetes.

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    BUILDING FOR WOMEN
    Women Build opportunities are available across the U.S., and any woman who wants to learn how to build and construct a home is invited to join us. No experience is necessary. Volunteers work under the guidance of construction professionals, and also alongside other volunteers and future Habitat homeowners. Whether you are learning new skills or simply adding a few to your tool belt, this is a rewarding experience for all involved, and improves the community that you share.
    Women Build is also a terrific way to involve your friends and family of all ages in crucial work with a lasting impact. Women helping women sends a positive and powerful message. You can also come alone, and make new friends. The atmosphere is collaborative and friendly.

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    About Competition
    Competition is an interaction between organisms or species in which both the organisms or species are harmed. Limited supply of at least one resource (such as food, water, and territory) used by both can be a factor. Competition both within and between species is an important topic in ecology, especially community ecology. Competition is one of many interacting biotic and a biotic factors that affect community structure. Competition among members of the same species is known as intra specific competition, while competition between individuals of different species is known as inter specific competition. Competition is not always straightforward, and can occur in both a direct and indirect fashion.
    According to the competitive exclusion principle, species less suited to compete for resources should either adapt or die out, although competitive exclusion is rarely found in natural ecosystems. According to evolutionary theory, this competition within and between species for resources is important in natural selection. However, competition may play less of a role than expansion among larger cades; this is termed the ‘Room to Roam’ hypothesis.

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    Interference
    Interference competition occurs directly between individuals via aggression etc. when the individuals interfere with foraging, survival, reproduction of others, or by directly preventing their physical establishment in a portion of the habitat. An example of this can be seen between the ant Novomessor cockerelli and red harvester ants, where the former interferes with the ability of the latter to forage by plugging the entrances to their colonies with small rocks.[
    Exploitative
    Exploitation competition occurs indirectly through a common limiting resource which acts as an intermediate. For example, use of resources depletes the amount available to others, or they compete for space.
    Apparent
    Apparent competition occurs indirectly between two species which are both preyed upon by the same predator. For example, species A and species B are both prey of predator C. The increase of species A may cause the decrease of species B, because the increase of As may aid in the survival of predator Cs, which will increase the number of predator Cs, which in turn will hunt more of species B.

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    Final Words: Conclusion
    Many people start out body building in an attempt to lose weight. That’s a great way to start. But then, they start learning about what their body is doing during a workout and what is capable of when pushed. After that door is opened, it’s like Pandora’s box, very difficult to close and you’ll find yourself becoming addicted to the burn, the rush and the adrenaline as your body transforms into a lean, mean ripped machine Weight training and overall body building does require hard work and a lot of dedication, but if you commit to your overall goals, when you are finally able to look at yourself in the mirror and like what you see, the end result will be well worth any sacrifice you have made along the way. Get started right away. You don’t have to wait any longer. Your dream body is more than a possibility – it’s now, finally, a reality.

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