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Benefits of Papaya

Benefits of Papaya
Atefa Noorain
Atefa Noorain
August20/ 2016

Papaya is a famous fruit eaten by many people all around the world. It has many health benefits. Eating papaya daily can boost your immune system and provide sufficient nutrients required by the body. The major benefits of eating papaya are:

  • Lowers Cholesterol

Papaya prevents the cholesterol accumulation in the arteries. Excess of cholesterol in arteries can lead to heart diseases that can cause heart attack and hypertension.

  • Weight Loss

You must include papaya in your diet if you wish to lose weight. Papaya is low in calories and it also helps in clearing the bowel movements.

  • Boost Immunity

Papaya is rich in vitamin C. It contain more than 200 % of daily requirement of vitamin C required by your body and thus makes the person immune against infectious disease.

  • Low sugar content

Papaya contains less sugar content and thus it is good for diabetic patients. Non-diabetic people can also eat papaya to prevent future risk of diabetes.

  • Protect Vision

Papaya is rich in vitamin A. Vitamin A content present in papaya helps in preventing macular degeneration and reduces the risk of eye related disorders. Eating papaya daily can enhance your vision and reduce eye related health problems.

  • Arthritis

Eating papaya is beneficial for bones as it has anti-inflammatory property along with vitamin C. People who consume papaya and other vitamin C rich foods are at low risk of developing arthritis when compared to people who eat vitamin C deficient foods.

  • Digestion

The fiber content present in papaya along with the enzyme papain can help in improving digestion process. Papain is also called as digestive enzyme that is present in papaya in rich quantity. Papaya helps in treating constipation and bloating.

  • Menstrual Pain

Women suffering with menstrual pain should consume more papaya. Papaya contains an enzyme called papain that helps in regulating the flow of menstrual periods.

  • Ageing

Daily consumption of papaya will make you look younger. Papaya is rich source of vitamin C, vitamin E and antioxidants like beta-carotene that prevents wrinkles and ageing signs.

  • Reduce Stress

Papaya is rich in vitamin C and helps you get rid of stress. Eating papaya can regulate stress hormones in your body.

  • Prevent Cancer

Papaya is rich in antioxidants, phytonutrients and flavonoids. Papaya helps in preventing cells from undergoing free radical damage. Eating papaya regularly can reduce the risk of colon and prostate cancer.

  • Antioxidant Effects

Papaya helps in destroying harmful bacteria that can cause infectious diseases. Fermented papaya can reduce oxidative stress in the older people suffering with liver disease, mild hypothyroidism and prediabetes.

  • Skin Damage

Papaya contains lycopene and vitamin C. Papaya helps in making your skin look toned and healthy. It also helps in preventing skin injury. It also helps in reducing skin redness caused due to sun exposure.

  • Treat Ulcers

Papaya is effective in treating ulcers in humans and animals. The anti-oxidant properties can help in reducing the risk of different diseases along with ulcers.

Atefa Noorain
Atefa Noorain

Atefa Noorain, (Microbiologist) former Head of the Department of Life Sciences, Assistant Professor of Microbiology at Sujatha Degree College for Women. She worked as an Associate Research Analyst at Thomson Reuters and an Associate Editor of two research journals. She has presented her research work in 3 International Conferences. She has written articles for national journals and international journals. She had been felicitated as a Young Speaker in the last conference. She has worked on Nanoparticles as a part of her research project and won the Best Scientist of the Day award.

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