Papaya fruit is deliciously sweet, tropical fruit that originated in Central America.
Papaya can enhance its flavor by adding a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime juice.
Papaya is considered one of the healthiest fruits
They're rich in vitamin C, folate, potassium, fiber, and vitamins A, E and K, along with antioxidant flavonoids.
Women with folate deficiency who become pregnant are more likely to give birth to low birth weight and premature infants
The most well-known benefit of papaya is its digestive support
Papaya, particularly the skin and the unripe, green varieties, contains the enzyme papainpapain, which helps digest proteins.
Papain is often used to make digestive enzyme dietary supplements as well
Papaya contains nutrients, such as fiber and folate, which are known to help prevent colon cancer.
Its fiber, for instance, helps bind with and rid your body of cancer-causing toxins in your colon
The nutrients in papaya fruit help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol in your body
This is important because when cholesterol becomes oxidized it can stick to your blood vessel walls, leading to plaque that can cause heart attacks and strokes
The enzymes in papaya are known to lower inflammation in your body
This is beneficial for people with asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or burns.
Because papaya is so rich in vitamins A and C, it is an excellent fruit to eat to keep your immune system functioning well
Papaya has been found to protect against macular degeneration, the most common cause of vision loss among the elderly,
Papaya promotes healthy lungs (particularly if you're exposed to a lot of secondhand and third-hand smoke).
Papaya is rich in lycopene, which is known to prevent damage to DNA and fight prostate cancer
Studies shown that men who eat lots of lycopene-rich fruits and vegetables (including tomatoes, apricots, pink grapefruit, watermelon, papaya, and guava) were 80 percent less likely to have prostate cancer
In summery, Papaya is so rich in nutrients that its benefits
* It's good for you skin, hair and nails
* When applied to your skin, it may fade freckles
* The folate it contains may prevent anemia
* Prevents nausea (includes morning sickness and motion sickness)
* Papaya skin can be used as an external treatment for wounds
* Papaya application to your skin can relieve itch and irritation buds
* Papayas are also a good source of fiber, which has been shown to lower high cholesterol levels
* The seeds are antihelmintic, for expelling worms and they are taken with honey. Chew and swallow two teaspoonfuls of seeds after each principal meal (three times a day)
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