When i was young, my parents always told me guava caused constipation and hence controlled my intake over it. It seemed like not only my parents believed in that myth, everyone in VN did.
When I was in Singapore, i noticed otherwise. Guava cures my constipation. So for the longest time, i thought i was just me (similar like the silly me who thinks it would rain whenever i wash my hair LOL).
Few years ago, when i was working in MBS, ZL (an ex-colleague of mine) would have guava after every lunch. I asked Why? and she said: so i can shit. I was like: No, i thought guava makes you unable to shit? And she was like: Hello??! What are you talking about?
So my belief was shaken. I googled and the results coming out changed my mind: guava doesn’t cause constipation, it cures constipation. So it’s not just me, it’s a guava thing.
But then i was thinking what everyone in VN told me, why had they said guava cause constipation? I asked my Mom again and she said there’s something in the seed that would accumulate (if you eat too much) and gradually develop constipation.
Seems vague but I just took the explanation. Till today, even Gau repeated exactly the same thing of what my Mom told me. So i thought this is really a thought that VNese people have. (No discrimination intended, it’s just coincidence i guess).
The other day, I stumbled upon a post on Facebook and it seemed like my parents and relatives and Gau were not the only one in VN who believed that guava causes constipation.
Guys, again, guava really cures constipation. Even if you’re not having constipation, it would help you shit easier and faster. Excuse my language, i’m just trying to speak in layman’s terms.
Just do a simple search on Google. Sources are not reliable but it couldn’t be wrong if there are so many different sources having one conclusion right?
Well, I’m not saying my parents and my relatives are wrong or trying to give me wrong guidance. I would classify this as "myth" which can be right or wrong as it has been communicated and circulated almost verbally.
When knowledge is easily accessible nowadays, do your research and debunk the myth for your own sake.
You can argue with me that guava causes constipation for you. I don’t care! It cures my constipation and has always been doing a good job for me. LOL!