Food and Health

GUAVAS


 

Benefits:
  • An excellent source of vitamin C.
  • High in pectin and other types of soluble dietary fiber.
  • Good amounts of potassium and iron.
Drawbacks:
  • Fresh fruit is expensive and not widely available.
  • Sulfites in dried guavas may provoke an asthma attack or allergic reaction in susceptible persons.

 

GARLIC


 

Benefits:
  • May help lower high blood pressure and elevated blood cholesterol.
  • May prevent or fight certain cancers.
  • Antiviral and antibacterial properties help prevent of fight infection.
  • May alleviate nasal congestion.
Drawbacks:
  • Causes bad breath.
  • Can cause indigestion, especially if eaten raw.
  • Direct contact irritates the skin and mucous membranes.