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• Ripe papaya fruit is usually eaten
• Fresh papaya cubes are a great addition to fruit salads.
• Papaya juice with ice cubes is a popular
• Its cubes can be used in shakes, sorbets,
• Ripe fruit also goes well with chicken and
seafood savory dishes.
• Unripe green papaya can be used as a vegetable,
either cooked, usually in stews, stir-fry, curries, and soups. Papaya
flowers stew is a popular recipe in many South-East Asian regions.
Health benefits of Papaya:
1# Lowers cholesterol: Papayas
are rich in fibre, vitamin C and antioxidants that prevent cholesterol
build up in your arteries.
2# Helps weight loss: One medium
sized papaya contains just 120 calories.
3# Boosts your immunity: A single
papaya has more than 200% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C,
building a stronger immune system.
4# Good for diabetics: Despite
being sweet in nature, papayas are low in sugar content. The vitamins
present in Papaya prevents development of heart disease in diabetes.
5# Great for your eyes: Papayas
are rich in Vitamin A which keeps your eyes healthy, preventing
them from damage
6# Protects against arthritis: Eating
papayas are good for your bones as they have anti-inflammatory properties
along with Vitamin C which helps in keeping various forms of arthritis
7# Improves digestion: Eating a
papaya daily will improve digestion as it has a digestive enzyme
along with fibre which helps improve your digestion.
8# Helps ease menstrual pain: Women
who experience menstrual period pain should help themselves to several
servings of papaya, as an enzyme in Papaya helps in regulating and
easing flow during menstrual periods.
9# Prevents signs of ageing: Papaya
is rich in vitamin C, vitamin E and antioxidants which helps prevent
your skin from wrinkles.
10# Promotes hair growth: Apart
from keeping the skin healthy, papayas are very effective for maintaining
healthy hair. Vitamin A is crucial for keeping the hair smooth,
shiny and moisturised.
11# Prevents cancer: Papaya is
a rich source of antioxidants, phytonutrients and flavonoids that
protects against prostate cancer and colon cancer.
12# Helps reduce stress: Papayas
is rich in several nutrients like Vitamin C which can keep you free
13# Prevents constipation:
Papayas contain soft, easily digestible flesh with a good amount
of soluble dietary fiber that helps to have normal bowel movements;
thereby reducing constipation problems.
14# Improved health: Papaya fruit
is also rich in many essential B-complex vitamins essential to replenish
and play a vital role in metabolism
15# Regulates blood pressure: Fresh
ripe papaya also contains a good amount of potassium and calcium,
important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling
heart rate and blood pressure.
Information sourced from www.thehealthsite.com
Health Benefits of Papaya Leaves:
1. Indigestion-Heartburn -
Papaya Leaves are great for getting rid of invading bacteria
that causes an upset stomach, reducing inflammation and healing
gastric ulcers. Papaya Leaf tea soothes away colon inflammation.
2. Break Down Wheat Gluten - Papaya Leaves
have the ability to break down wheat gluten making it easy
3. Prevents Cancer - Papaya
Leaves have a milky sap that’s great for preventing
and killing cancer cells especially cervix, prostate, liver,
breast, and lung cancer. The more concentrated the tea the
better the results and there are no side effects of any kind.
Take 10 Papaya leaves, cutting up and boiling in 1/2 gallon
of water until it boils down to a quart, let it cool, strain
and store in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid in the fridge
for 2 days. Drink as much Papaya leaf tea as possible.
4. Treating Prostate Enlargement -
Papaya Leaf tea can help with benign prostate enlargement.
5. Acne Remedy - Dry Papaya
Leaves pound the leaves with just enough water to make a paste.
Apply to the area with acne, wash off after 10 min.
6. Increase Platelet Count -
Papaya Leaf Tea can increase platelet counts in cases of dengue
fever and more.
7. Menstrual Pain - Take
6 Papaya Leaves and boil them in a liter of water for 15 minutes
let it cool and drink one large glass 3 times a day.
8. Laxative - Papaya Leaves
made into a strong tea also work well as a good laxative...
for those who suffer from constipation.
9. Treat Fever - Papaya Leaves
made into a tea lower fevers and helps with colds, flues,
and even dengue fever.
10. Skin Problems - Papaya
Leaves can help with fungal infections of the skin, warts,
scars... and get rid of freckles.
11. Increase Appetite - Papaya
Leaf tea increases appetite bringing vigor and vitality back
to the body.
12. Cataracts - Papaya Leaf
tea can prevent cataracts.
13. Emphysema - Papaya Leaves
contain lots of Vitamin D which prevents emphysema.
14. Immune Booster - Papaya
Leaves contains lots of powerful contents that boost your
immune system and stave off cardiovascular disease, strokes,
15. Anti aging- Papaya Leaf
contains 50 or more different amino acids some of these agents
are used as anti-aging compounds.
This information is intended
solely for the general information of the reader. The contents is
not intended to offer personal medical advice, diagnose health problems
or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care
provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please
consult your health care provider for any advice on medications.
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