HEALTH BENEFITS OF PAPAYA
Papaya has been recognized for centuries as the ultimate cure-all fruit. The papaya fruit is an excellent source of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Papaya is so revered for its nutritional qualities in many cultures around the world that it is often revered.
Papayas have been used to help treat and prevent anything from stomach ailments to chronic conditions, such as heart disease and cancer. The rich nutrient composition makes papayas an excellent food choice.
PAPAYA: PAPAIN AND ITS BENEFITS
What makes papaya so nutritionally powerful is the presence of papain, a very powerful digestive enzyme. Papain actively digests protein. Therefore, it has been traditionally used to treat injuries and trauma, alleviate digestion concerns, chronic diarrhea and constipation, and allergies. Papaya is an excellent aid to digestion. Papain has also been shown to help relieve pain. The presence of papain along with the dietary fiber content has made papaya the go to fruit for all digestive ailments.
PAPAYA: POWER ANTI-OXIDANTS
Due to its rich anti-oxidant profile, papaya has been used to prevent many diseases, including atherosclerosis, heart disease and cancers. Papayas are an excellent source of vitamin C as well as a good source of vitamin E, carotenes and flavonoids.
Papaya has been traditionally used to help manage ailments of the cardiovascular system, including high cholesterol, blood pressure, atherosclerosis, heart disease and stroke. Recent studies also suggest that papaya may play a role in the reduction of colon related concerns, including colon cancer.
PAPAYA: HEART HEALTH AND FUNCTION
Papayas are a source of fiber, which helps lower high cholesterol levels. Papaya is also a very good source of folic acid, which actively plays a role in the reduction of heart disease and stroke.
PAPAYA AND SKIN HEALTH
Papaya has been traditionally been used as an effective skin exfoliant for centuries. The enzyme papain acts as an exfoliant agent and removes dead cells and lifts away the dry skin. The anti-oxidants in papaya control premature ageing of the skin help reduce pimples, and other blemishes.
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