The Benefits of Papaya

Christopher Columbus once called it, “the fruit of the angels”. And indeed, it is. Papaya is not only delicious, but is packed with a long list of nutritional benefits.

Once considered exotic, we can now find papayas throughout the year in almost anypapaya market. t has a slight peak season in early summer, but generally, the papaya tree bears fruit all year long.

Papayas are rich sources of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C, E and flavonoids; the B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid; and the minerals, potassium, copper, and magnesium; and fiber. Furthermore, papaya contains, papain, an enzyme that helps digest proteins.

With all of the above nutrients, here are the reasons why you should include it in your diet.


  • lowers cholesterol
  • helps weight loss
  • boosts immune support
  • good for diabetics & heart disease
  • great for your eyes & macular degeneration
  • has an anti-inflammatory effects that protect against arthritis & asthma
  • promotes digestive health
  • helps ease menstrual pain
  • prevents signs of ageing
  • promotes hair growth
  • prevents cancer (especially when combined with green tea)
  • helps reduce stress

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