Friday, September 20, 2019

Top Benefits of Papaya That You Cannot Afford To Miss

Benefits of Papaya
Papaya is most people’s favourite when it comes to tropical fruits.

Why not when it is so delicious, beneficial, fleshy and vibrant in colour?

Several decades ago, this beautiful fruit native to Mexico and America was known as a rare and exotic fruit.

The potential of the papaya fruit to reduce the risk of a range of diseases was not known to many.  However, the increasing publications on its pharmacological and nutritional benefits led to the recognition and popularity of this healthy tropical fruit.

As a consequence, today papaya is grown in many parts of the world. In India, this wonderful fruit is available in most times of the year. 

Loaded with nutrients, powerful antioxidants, vitamin C and enormous health and beauty benefits, the fruit is also called as “fruit of the angels”. 

With vast literature on Papaya existing as evidence to validate its benefits, health practitioners recommend everyone to consume this great fruit regularly.

Here are the top 3 health benefits of papaya:

Reduce Cancer Risk:- Research suggests that lycopene and antioxidant beta carotene in papaya can reduce cancer risk. According to some studies, papaya has demonstrated a protective role against breast cancer and prostate cancer.  Diminish the risk of cancer by adding papaya to your diet!

Boost Heart Health:- Papaya lowers the bad cholesterol in our body which increases the risk of hypertension and heart diseases. Vitamin C, antioxidants and fiber in papaya enhance the protective effects of good cholesterol and improve the heart health. 

Digestive Aid:- Studies have shown that papaya contains papain, which is a digestive enzyme and including papaya in your diet may improve digestion and digestive tract.  The high fiber and water content in papaya makes it a wonderful remedy for constipation, bloating and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

What are the beauty benefits of papaya?

Papaya contains two most important vitamins – A & C, which are essential to promote collagen tissue growth. Collagen keeps your skin intact and prevents sagging, wrinkles and laugh lines on the face. 

Lycopene in papaya protects your skin against sunburn, redness and other types of injuries, while vitamin A keeps the skin and hair moisturized. You can stay younger and glamorous by eating papaya in the form of juice, salads or smoothies regularly.

Vitamin E is another essential component in papaya that protects the skin against free radical damage. You can prepare different types of face packs using papaya and other simple kitchen ingredients to keep your skin healthy and beautiful.

What more?
  • Vitamin K  and calcium, which are vital for bone health  are also present in papaya in a good amount
  • Papaya contains low calories, which makes it an excellent fruit option for diabetics
  • People who consume papaya have a lower risk of asthma and inflammation
  • Papaya is also a good source of copper, magnesium, folate, pantothenic acid and vitamin B1, B3, B5. 
Wrap up

Papaya offers us valuable nutrients and vitamins and defends our body against various diseases. Today many men and women are in love with papaya and you will too!  Add papaya to your diet today and reap all the health and beauty benefits. Do not forget to consult your dietician before making changes to your diet.


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