Papaya - The power fruit

Papaya is reputably called the "Fruit of the angels" by Christopher Columbus. It is also referred as the "Power fruit for Women". It is deliciously sweet with musky undertones and a soft, butter-like consistency. Irrespective of the climatic changes,they can be found in markets throughout the year. Papaya can be eaten as a fruit, a smoothie or even a milkshake.

The fruit, as well as the other parts of the papaya tree, contain papain, an enzyme that helps digest proteins. Papaya's seeds are edible, although their peppery flavor is somewhat bitter. Stems and bark are also used in the production of rope.

Papaya holds vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, potassium, fiber, vitamin E, vitamin K, natural fiber, carotene and essential minerals. Papayas also contain enzymes like arginine and carpain.

Health Benefits

  1. Papaya seeds and leaves are useful in treating intestinal worms found in the body.
  2. Papaya juice helps in alleviating infections of the colon by clearing away the infection, pus and mucus. Regular consumption will help in improving the problem.
  3. Papaya is low in calories and high in nutritive value hence it is an excellent food for those on a diet.
  4. Papaya has anti-inflammatory properties and anti-cancerous properties. The anti-inflammatory properties in papaya will help reduce pain for those suffering from arthritis, edema and osteoporosis.
  5. Papaya is also very good for the hair and helps in controlling dandruff. Papaya shampoos are good for the hair and are available in many health stores.
  6. It is a great resource for proteolytic enzymes, research says that “Pawpaw” (the common name of this fruit) work for controlling of premature aging.
  7. The enzyme papain in papaya, this makes it valuable to aid digestion. Increasing consumption of pawpaw (papaya) is a very good idea for the prevention of colon cancer risk.
  8. Papaya contains arginine which is known to be essential for male fertility.
  9. It also contains carpain, an enzyme thought to be good for the heart.
  10. Papaya is rich in three essential antioxidants like vitamins C, E and A. These nutrients prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. Papayas also help in preventing diabetic heart disease.
  11. The fruit's enzyme has recently become known as a leading ingredient in skin whitening products and is also thought to encourage skin renewal. When used to exfoliate the skin, it has restorative properties that can help soften the skin and give a smoother appearance.
  12. Papaya is an antiseptic and helps prevent the proliferation of harmful bacteria in the gut. Papaya helps normalize the pH of intestinal flora in the intestine so that the situation became normal.
  13. Papaya juice keeps the muscular degeneration under control. It also helps in preventing cataract formation. Papaya juice is rich in beta-carotene.
Papaya for Women

Papaya is proved to have a good efficacy for women, ranging from smooth defecation, leucorrhoea, menstrual launched to anticancer. In fact, young papaya can be a means of contraception.

  • Helps in Weight Loss: The green papaya contains enzymes named papain, chymotrypsin, carotene and more than 17 amino acids. It is low in calorie, rich in a variety of nutrients such as vitamin C and essential minerals. They help in weight loss. It is essential to consume green papayas due to the fact that green papayas contain twice as much ripen papaya enzymes. 
  • Breast Enhancement: Papayas, being rich in vitamin A and enzymes, can stimulate the ovarian secretion of estrogen and the healthy function of the mammary gland to achieve the purpose of breast development.
  • For skin complexion: The papain enzymes can promote skin metabolism. It helps dissolve the accumulation of sebum in the pores of the aging skin so that the skin will appear fresh and young. Papaya makes the skin glow. This is why many purifying cleansing gels contain papaya enzymes as one of the ingredients. Papaya face pack, can help to open up the pores and get rid of acne.
  • Prevent: Cervical cancer: lower your cervical cancer risk.
  • Menstural cycle: Women who are having irregular menstrual cycle, can consume papaya juice in order to make their menstrual cycle regular.
So why not Papaya a day to keep the doctor away!

Alerts and warning!!!!!!
It is speculated that the latex concentration of unripe papayas may cause uterine contractions, which may lead to a miscarriage.

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran

A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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