Papaya benefits for heart, cancer, skin, digestion and macular degeneration.
I would call papaya as a magic food or super food because of the magical benefits one can get from this fruit because of its nutrients and vitamins content.
One average size papaya has about:
100 -140 calories, 30 grams of carbohydrate – including 5 grams of fiber and small amount of protein.
Papayas are also a good source of:
They also have B vitamins, alpha and beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamin E, calcium, potassium, vitamin K, and lycopene, the powerful antioxidant most commonly associated with tomatoes.
Papaya is available in plenty of quantity in countries such as Mexico, India (India produces the most papayas – over 5 million tons per year as per one estimate) where the tropical climate is conducive for their growth.
The numerous health benefits of eating papaya range from reduced risk of heart disease, macular degeneration, diabetes, cancer, aiding in digestion, lowering blood pressure, and improving wound healing.
Age-related macular degeneration
Antioxidant are found in papaya which filters out harmful blue light rays. It is thought to play a protective role in eye health, and it may ward off macular degeneration.
Lowers cholesterol: Papaya is rich in fibre, Vitamin C and antioxidants which prevent cholesterol build up in your arteries.
The potassium, fiber and vitamin content in papaya help to reduce the risk of heart disease. An increase in potassium intake along with a decrease in sodium
is important dietary change to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Asthma: Nutrients such as beta-carotene which is found in plenty in papaya helps in reducing risk of developing Asthma. inaddition, Vasaka along with pineapple are considered good for asthma.
Cancer: Antioxidant beta-carotene, which is found in papayas, may also reduce cancer risk. As per one study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, diets rich in beta-carotene may play a protective role against prostate cancer.
Bones: Optimum vitamin K consumption improves calcium absorption and hence
more calcium in the body will strengthen bones. Dates are also considered good for our bones because of its mineral contents.
Protects against arthritis: As per one study about Rheumatic diseases, people who
consumed foods low in Vitamin C were three times more likely to
have arthritis than those who didn’t.
Now papaya have ample quantity of vitamin C along with anti-inflammatory properties which is good for bones and helps in protect from many forms of arthritis.
Boosts immunity: Our immune system protect us from various infections. Papaya
contains ample quantity of Vitamin C which is great for boosting your immunity.
Bowl Movement or Elimination:
Disease can only spread in body if bacteria or virus are allowed to stay in the body
however, if body eliminates toxins regularly it can keep the body healthy. Fortunately Papaya is very high in fiber and water content and both help to prevent constipation and improve bowl movement.
Hair and skin health
Papaya is also good for hair and skin because it contains vitamin A which keeps hair moisturized and necessary for the growth of all bodily tissues, including skin and hair. Adequate intake of vitamin C also provides structure to skin. In addition to papaya, raisins are considered very good for our skin and our hairs.