8 Miraculous Benefits of Eating Guyabano (Soursop)

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By: Ana Margarita Olar | Vigorbuddy.com

Soursop or also known as guyabano is the fruit of Annona Muricata. It is a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree. It is one miraculous tree because each part has several health benefits.

The fruit alone contains the following minerals and nutrients which benefit the body:

CALCIUM

Soursop is loaded will calcium. Calcium is needed to maintain strong bones. But it also affects the functioning of the heart, muscles, and nerves.

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THIAMINE

Another content of soursop is the vitamin known as thiamine. Our body needs thiamin for the following functions: nervous and muscular functions, digestion, and carbohydrate metabolism. It also helps in the flow of electrolytes in and out of nerve and muscle cells.

IRON

Soursop is rich in iron content. Iron helps in the formation of hemoglobin and red blood cells. It also combats fatigue and weakness.

It also helps to boost the immune system. Your body needs iron for good concentration, fight against insomnia, and regulation of body temperature.

NIACIN

This vitamin is involved in lowering the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. But it also has other benefits such as good blood circulationa nd healthy skin. It also affects normal brain function and boosting of memory. It also aids the digestive tract to absorb much-needed carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

Niacin also provides relief to persons suffering from arthritis. There are also studies about how niacin reduces the symptoms of Schizophrenia.

POTASSIUM

This is the third most abundant mineral in our body . This is why we need to eat food rich in potassium such as the soursop. Potassium has a variety of benefits. It protects us against the risk of having a stroke and high blood pressure. It also reduces the risk of having heart and kidney disorders.

It is also responsible for enhanced muscle strength, water balance, and metabolism. it works with sodium to maintain homeostasis of the body.

FIBER 

If you are conscious about your weight, soursop is also a great fruit to curb your appetite. It contains fiber which helps you feel full for a long period of time. Its fiber content also facilitates digestion and prevents constipation.

RIBOFLAVIN

The riboflavin content of soursop benefits the body in many ways. It helps the body to convert carbohydrate to simple sugar for energy. It also helps to process amino acids and fats in the body. Riboflavin also acts as an antioxidant which slows down the aging process.

FOLATE

Soursop is also great for pregnant woman and her baby because of its folate content. Folate reduces the risk of abortion and helps in the development of the fetal nervous system.

So what are you waiting for? Eat some guyabano and reap its benefits. You can also try these other guyabano recipes.  

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