Guinep is a very popular fruit known around the world for the various ways it can be ingested and for it’s health benefits.
Guinep is also known as Ackee, Spanish lime, Quenepas, and Chenette in various parts of the world. It is part of various food recipes. For example, it can be eaten raw or grounded and substituted for flour or made into a beverage or drink.
I have outlined some of the benefits of eating guinep as regularly as possible below
1) Prevent Anemia
According to Mayo Clinic, anemia is a medical condition in which there is a reduced amount of red blood cells needed to carry oxygen around to body tissues.
This reduces the amount of oxygen delivered to the body tissues leading to various health issues. The most prevalent symptom is fatigue.
Global statistics shows that 1.62 billion people, which makes up to 24.8% of the population, are affected by anemia. It shows that of this percentage, anemia is most prevalent in pre-school children and less prevalent in men
Guineps contains a good amount of iron that helps to produce red blood cells which helps to carry oxygen all over the body thereby preventing anemia
2) Reduces High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a very prevalent health issue worldwide.
Statistics in the US have shown that about 116 million people which makes up to 47% of people in the US have high blood pressure. This means that they either have a systolic blood pressure of 130mmHg or a diastolic blood pressure of 80mmHg or are regularly taking high blood pressure medications
High blood pressure is very common and it should be taken seriously because hypertension can lead to a number of health issues like heart attack.
Guinep contains antioxidants which helps to reduce blood pressure by destroying free radicals which damages cells and blood vessels
Healthy blood vessel means that the heart will not need to exert too much pressure while pumping blood
3) Strengthens the Bone and Teeth
The healthy growth and development of bones and teeth is very important especially in children and old people.
It is important to maintain an adequate amount of the substances that grows, develops and maintains a strong and healthy bone and teeth
Guinep contains a great amount of calcium which helps to strengthen the bone and teeth.
4) Maintains a Healthy Digestive System
Chronic digestive diseases are very prevalent in today’s society.
Statistics show that about 20 million Americans suffer from chronic digestive diseases. It also states that surgeries relating to digestive disease disorder makes up to 20% of the total surgeries performed.
These digestive system diseases can be very debilitating and can easily reduce the quality of one’s life
Guinep has a good amount of fiber and it’s been proven that fiber in food often helps to keep the digestive tract healthy so as to ensure adequate movement in the bowel inorder to flush away toxins, fat and unwanted substances.
5) Boosts The Immune System
Your immune system is very important in protecting your body from various diseases and sicknesses.
It ensures that the body is strong enough to fight against or combat infections lurking around
The immune system does this by releasing antibiotics in response to any antigen that is foreign to the body.
Guinep contains phosphorus, vitamin C and A which help to boost the immune system and assist in cellular repair
6) Maintains Healthy EyeSight
A good 20/20 eyesight is good as it contributes to the improvement of the quality of your life.
Guinep contains vitamin A which is very good for healthy eyesight. Vitamin A has also been shown to treat nyctalopia, which is the inability to see in low light
7) Improves Sleep and Reduces Anxiety
Anxiety and lack of sleep have been linked together and people with a lot of tension and/or stress often complain of an inability to sleep.
Lack of sleep can lead to a number of issues in different aspects of life.
It can affect your health (emotional, physical, mental), marital life, educational life amongst others.
People living with anxiety have a very low quality of life and just like the lack of sleep, it can also spiral to every other aspects of life
Guinep contains amino acids like tryptophan which is very effective is achieving restful sleep and restful sleep is important for cellular repair and regeneration
8) Improves Mood
Mood basically refers to how one feels which is invariably connected to how you think and act.
Your mood can be negatively affected by a number of reasons ranging from medical reasons to psychological reasons to reasons related to an activity or something bad happening to the person
Improving ones need is very important because once your mood gets improved, the quality of your life also improves
Guinep improves your mood by affecting the neurotransmitters in the body
9) Reduces The Risk Of Urinary Infection
Urinary infection as the name conots is the infection of the urinary tract of the body. It could be the infection of the kidney, ureter, bladder or urethra.
Symptoms of urinary infection includes frequent urgency to urinate, pain while urinating, abdominal pain, blood or pus in urine amongst others
The vitamin A contained in Guinep is very effective in reducing the risk for urinary infection and prevents the formation of urinary stones
10) Diabetes Management
Diabetes is caused by the reduced ability of the pancreas in the body to produce enough insulin which is responsible for decreasing the levels of sugar in the blood.
Insulin does this by “telling” the blood cells to take up the glucose in the blood.
Guinep has very low amount of sugar and high amount of fiber and this helps to reduce the risk of becoming diabetic
Also read, ” 10 Health Benefit Of Avocado “
Below is a summary of some of the health benefits of eating guinep regularly
1. Prevent Anemia
2. Reduces High Blood Pressure
3. Strengthens the Bone and Teeth
4. Maintains a Healthy Digestive System
5. Boosts The Immune System
6. Maintains Healthy EyeSight
7. Improves Sleep and Reduces Anxiety
8. Improves Mood
9. Reduces The Risk Of Urinary Infection
10. Anti- Diabetics
Comment below if you know of any other verified benefits of eating guinep regularly
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