Papaya is one among the best and essential fruit to eat in summer. Apart from its delicious taste, Papaya contains various health and medicinal benefits. It can be eaten as a fruit or a milkshake. Papaya contains natural fiber, carotene, vitamin C and essential minerals. It also contains enzymes like carpaine and arginine. Carpaine is essential for good for the heart and arginine helps for male fertility. Here are some facts and health benefits of Papaya.
Fat – 0.1%
Fiber – 0.8%
Minerals – 0.5%
Protein – 0.6%
Moisture – 90.8%
Minerals and Vitamins (In every 100 mg)
Calcium – 17 mg
Iron – 0.5 mg
Phosphorus – 13 mg
Vitamin C – 57 mg
Papaya contains the digestive enzyme called ‘papain’ which is known for aiding digestion.
Papayas are helpful to prevent atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease.
Papayas are rich sources of carotenes, vitamin C and flavonoids.
If you consume this fruit alone for three days, it has a useful tonic effect in the stomach and intestines.
Papaya assists in preventing constipation.
Eating papaya after a meal helps better digestion prevents bloating and chronic indigestion.
Consumption of ripe papaya prevents cancer in organs and glands with epithelial tissue.
Papaya juice assists in mitigating infections of the colon.
When mixing with honey, the papaya seeds are known to be anthelminthic for expelling worms.
The antioxidants in papaya have rejuvenating properties that help in controlling premature aging, which helps to give a young look.
Papaya makes the skin glow. This fruit can be directly applied to skin sores also.
According to a research conducted by Kansas State University, if you are a smoker or if you are frequently exposed to passive smoking, then having vitamin A rich foods like papaya may save your life as Papaya is good for your lungs.