Papaya is an orange yellow sweet fruit with black soft seeds which give a nice contrast to it? Like other fruits papaya is also very nutritious and has effective health benefits. It can be eat in raw form or ripe. Stiff to softer texture of this fruit makes it easier to serve on plate and enjoy with your teeth and taste buds.
Skin friendly nature of fruit makes it applicable on skin to treat skin related problems. Papaya fruit is also very good for health in many ways because it contains antioxidants, nutrients, vitamin and minerals.
Health benefits of papaya
Papaya health benefits in digestion
Food digests in stomach very easily in the presence of enzymes which help in breakdown. Papain enzyme of fruit has ability to digest protein into smaller forms. High fiber contents make digestion easy.
Regular taking few pieces of fruit can prevent constipation, arthritis and diabetes.
Anti cancerous property and maintain healthy heart
Cancer likes in breast and pancreatic, papaya tree leaves show beneficial effects on health.
What makes papaya helpful in cancer? Lycopene production and free radical destruction by fruit may be the reason.
Heart problem arises because of clogging of blood vessels due to plaque formation and high bad cholesterol. Powerful antioxidants, vitamin A, C and E of papaya help in oxidation of cholesterol to prevent heart related problems.
Lose weight with papaya fruit
This fruit is good source of vitamin and minerals which is helpful during weight loss.
Immunity provider for good health
Papaya is good source of vitamin A, B, C and K which helps to develop immunity to fight against infections.
Vitamin A of fruit tends to help in prevention and reduction of lung inflammation.
Inflammation of tonsils is a symptom of diphtheria which can be treating by green papaya juice with honey.
Papaya milk’s anti-inflammatory property due to carotene compound which help in treatment of ringworm infection and gout.
Reduce menstrual pain
Papaya health benefits include papain enzyme of papaya fruit which helps in ease the flow of blood during menstruation. Papaya also stimulates the production of estrogen, thereby normalizing the period cycle.
Increase platelets count in dengue
Drastic decrease in platelets in dengue can be fatal. Papaya juice or leaf juice may help in increase platelets count.
Skin health benefits
Healthy skin always glows naturally without spots, wrinkles, pimples, pigmentation and dark circles.
These are the signs of lack of nutrients in food and some external effect on body. Ripe papaya can be apply on skin in the form of face pack to reduce dark spots, wrinkles and pigmentation.
It acts as natural bleaching agent to help in lighting of dark circles and tan.
Proteolytic enzyme papain makes papaya an effective treatment for acne and spots.
Papayas are also used to treat skin disorder like eczema, psoriasis and also to prevent itching and redness.