The fruit that helps prevent urinary and bronchial infections
Its components also make it an ideal fruit to relieve stress and facilitate the regulation of cholesterol levels.
Bronchial disease is also known as bronchitis, a condition that causes inflammation of the bronchial tubes, that is, the respiratory arteries that carry oxygen to the lungs. In general, this disease causes coughing up mucus and problems breathing normally.
According to the Top Doctors web portal , there are two types of bronchitis, acute, which is caused by the flu and colds. It can also be transmitted through physical contact and can last up to 10 days, but the cough can persist for weeks after the infection is gone.
As for chronic bronchitis, which is classified within COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), it is generated with a large amount of mucus when the bronchi are inflamed. Therefore, breathing is difficult and coughing is generated. The most common causes of this condition are pollution, smoking and dust for a long time.
Symptoms of bronchial disease
- Acute bronchitis: symptoms such as sore throat, exhaustion or tiredness, fever, aches throughout the body, stuffy and runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, cough, green or yellow mucus, whistling or squealing noises when breathing, may present symptoms such as sore throat, exhaustion or tiredness, pressure or pain in the chest and shortness of breath especially when doing physical exercise.
- Chronic bronchitis: The predominant symptom of chronic bronchitis is a long-lasting cough that does not go away for several months. There are also noises, similar to a whistle, when breathing and problems taking air.
This health problem should be consulted with a health specialist to determine medical treatment. However, there are some foods that help prevent this health problem. For this reason, the La Vanguardia web portal highlights the importance of mamoncillo, which comes from a fruit tree that is grown in Colombia and Venezuela.
This superfood stands out for containing high levels of vitamin C, a nutrient that helps activate the immune system and counteracts gill and urinary infections. Normally, health experts suggest this fruit for pregnant women because it speeds up the production of proteins in the body and gradually increases defenses.
It is worth mentioning that the use of mamoncillo in natural medicine dates back to pre-Columbian times, when it was used to relieve discomfort associated with viruses and bacteria in the body, according to Psychology and Mind. Likewise, they indicate, the acids contained in this fruit have been related to benefits for pregnant women.
It has even come to be considered an exotic fruit and to appear on the list of miraculous foods, which promise to cure all human ailments, even cancer. However, it is a statement without much scientific support and that could put people’s health and well-being at risk.
In what ways can it be eaten?
The most common way in which it is ingested is in its natural state, like the vast majority of fruits. It is enough to break its shell and enjoy the meat that the mamoncillo has. However, caution should be exercised, especially with minors, since its seed is of considerable size and can cause choking.
Other ways to prepare it, according to a technical sheet of the ecocampus of the Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, where this fruit is quite popular, is as sweets or jellies. In regions like Puerto Rico, for example, the mamoncillo pulp is used to make everything from juices, jams, to alcoholic beverages.
A curious fact that they deliver from the Naturalista portal is that the wood of the tree where this fruit grows is used as raw material for construction works or carpentry workshops.