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Guava has 4 times more vitamin C than oranges


In 100 g of guava contains 228 mg of vitamin C, 4 times more than oranges, suitable for eating to improve health and prevent epidemics.

Doctor, Doctor Nguyen Trong Hung, Head of the Adult Nutrition Consultation Department, National Institute of Nutrition, said that oranges have always been known as an abundant natural source of vitamin C. In 100 g of oranges contain 50 mg of vitamin C. However, the amount of vitamin C in guava is 4 times more than orange, 100 g of guava contains 228 mg of vitamin C.

Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid – the best immune-boosting micronutrient and also participates in many normal body functions. Vitamin C supports resistance, fights infections like colds and flu, heals wounds quickly. Vitamin C is also known to be an antioxidant, which helps protect cells from free radical damage. Free radical cell damage causes cardiovascular disease, cancer and other chronic diseases.

In addition to the fruit, guava leaves are also considered a “panacea” to cure diseases. General practitioner Bui Dac Sang, Academy of Science and Technology, said that in young guava leaves or young buds of guava leaves contain about 3% resin and 7-10% tannins, antioxidants such as vitamins and minerals. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, guava leaves are often used as an ingredient in toothpastes, mouth fresheners, toothache relief, gum disease, mouth sores. sore throat and sore throat treatment. You can gargle with guava leaf tea or guava leaves made into a natural paste at home to brush your teeth.

People use guava leaves to process into tea products, export to Europe and North America. To prepare a cup of guava leaf tea, steep a handful of guava leaves in hot water for about 15 minutes, strain the water, and remove the leaves. Boil this water with tea to drink, or steep with hot water with green tea leaves to drink during the day will be good for health.

Among the fruits rich in vitamin C, guava has more vitamin C than most. Photo: Healthline

Dr. Hung advised, the Covid-19 epidemic is complicated, so increase the body’s resistance with natural foods rich in vitamin C. In addition to guava, another fruit rich in vitamin C is kiwi. One kiwi is equivalent to one egg, but contains 85 mg of vitamin C. Fresh kiwi as a dessert every morning is the best time to preserve the absolute amount of vitamin C. Two medium-sized kiwis can provide about 230% of the recommended daily amount of vitamin C, almost twice that of oranges. You can add kiwi to salads, cut a few slices with yogurt or use kiwi with strawberries to make cakes.

According to the doctor, foods rich in vitamin C help increase resistance, suitable for use during the Covid-19 epidemic to improve health. Recommendations for daily vitamin C requirements are as follows: Children 6-11 months need 25-30 mg; Children 1-6 years old 30 mg, children 7-9 years old 35 mg; adolescents 10-18 is 65 mg; adults 70 mg; pregnant women is 80 mg; lactating mothers is 95 mg.

In case if the body’s digestion and absorption is poor, it is possible to supplement with foods containing vitamin C, in forms such as oral tablets, chewable tablets, liquid drugs, injections… However, such supplements How much, how much should be prescribed by the doctor.

Thuy Quynh