Woohoo, after a missing a couple of weeks I’m back with my top five list! 😀
This week I’ll be introducing you to my new favorite fruit The Papaya.
Before telling you the health benefits of eating this fruit, let me tell you how I came to know it. I have irregular periods and I searched the internet for natural ways to induce my monthly visitor. Google suggested mangoes, parsley, papaya, ginger teas and even celery. When I got to the grocery, I saw a cup of papayas and told myself that there was no harm in eating a cup of it to see if it will work. Lo and behold, after eating a whole cup of it, next day I had my period. Not only did it help my cycle but it also helped my bowel movements. WOW.
I was seriously in shock because I couldn’t believe eating papayas would work! 😛
Anyway, nowadays, when I feel like its that time of the month papayas help me to get the train going and I’m so happy and amazed with it that I’d like to share with you other scientific and proven benefits of papayas.
- Cancer – It has an antioxidant called beta-carotene where studies have shown that has an inverse association with the development of colon cancer in the Japanese population.
- Age-related macular degeneration – The antioxidant zeaxanthin, found in papaya, filters out harmful blue light rays and is thought to play a protective role in eye health and possibly ward off damage from macular degeneration.
- Vitamin C – It is a great source of Vitamin C. Consuming a medium sized fruit provides you with over 200% of your daily needs.
- Digestion – This fruit contains an enzyme called papain which helps in digestion
- Skin and healing
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