Papaya has several health benefits that includes weight loss, boosting of immune system, relives from digestion problems, and prevents cancer, heart disease. Papaya is rich in several nutrients such as Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, carotenes, flavonoids. It’s rich in fiber and minerals. Papain is the enzyme that is present in papaya from which dietary supplements and chewing gum.
Digestive Problems: Papain, the enzyme present in papaya helps to dissolve the food easily and keeps digestive tract smooth and healthy. Undigested proteins may lead to constipation, Bloating, intestinal cramps, papaya keeps away these problems.
Diabetes: Papaya contains low sugar that may slow down the development of type-II diabetes, where the pancreas completely loses its ability to make and secrete insulin.
Weight Loss: Papaya has proved to be very beneficial for those who are on diet and want to cut down calorie intake.
Anti-carcinogenic: Papaya has proved to be a boon for breast, colon, and pancreatic cancer as it contains Flavonoid enzyme which blocks the development of cancerous cells.
Prevents Arthritis: Papaya reduces the pain of arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Prevention from Ring-worm: Carotene is the papaya milk can treat ringworm infection and eases inflammation and redness caused by the infection.
Treats Throat Disorders: Papaya juice mixed with honey can reduce throat infection, inflammation of tonsil, etc.
Protects Skin: Papaya face masks provides relief from irritated skin, protects from sunburn. The enzyme, papain removes dead cells from the skin surface, prevents aging as it has antioxidant properties as well.
Increases Lactation: Lactating mothers should include raw papaya in their diets to improve breast milk production. Raw papayas also act as sedatives and may help breast feeding easier.
Note: Pregnant ladies should avoid consumption of papaya as it contains papain that may lead to the contraction of uterus and hence abortion.