The fruit and leaves of the guava plant are both filled with nutritional compounds that can be used to alleviate many health conditions in men.

Research suggests that the guava which contains high levels of the plant pigment lycopene, which is also found in tomatoes and watermelon, has strong antioxidant properties, and has been shown to lower the risk of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or enlarged prostate; additionally, high levels of lycopene have been associated with reduced the risk and the potential to suppress the progression of prostate cancer. This fruit may also be used to support fertility and heart, and bone health. The fruit is also rich in vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.

Apart from its benefits in alleviating the effects of prostate cancer, guavas when eaten can also aid in alleviating other illnesses which affects men such as the common cold, supports heart health, supports eye health, improves digestion and skin conditions. It is important to note that too much guava should not be consumed if you have digestive problems, that include constipation, bloating, cramps, or watery stools.  The leaves of the guava plant are also great for balancing blood glucose levels, lowering blood pressure, and preventing tooth decay by destroying harmful germs in the mouth. It can also help in weight loss and can be a great treatment for diarrhea.

Guavas are most commonly eaten raw but do make delicious juices and drinks. It can be made into jams and marmalades and added to baked goods. The leaves can also be eaten raw as well or steeped in hot water and consumed as a tea.

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