Everything You Should Know About Papaya

by Daniel / Mar 16, 2017 / 0 comments

Papayas are pear shaped exotic fruits that have a refreshing sweet taste. These fruits are easily available in the grocery store throughout the year.

Papaya Health Benefits

Immunity Booster

A single papaya gives your body more than 200 percent of your daily vitamin C requirement. This is more than enough to make your immune system stronger.

Diabetes Maintenance

Research has shown that papayas are effective in controlling type-1 and type-2 diabetes. A medium size papaya has 4.7 grams of fiber and this helps in blood glucose management.

Improves Digestion

Papayas have a digestive enzyme known as fiber and papain and this helps in improving digestion. 

Asthma Prevention

Papayas have high beta-carotene content, a nutrient that prevents asthma.

Weight Loss

This fruit is good for those who want to lose weight naturally. Have a bowl of papaya in the morning and evening as a snack for better health.

Improve Your Heart

Papayas have lycopene and vitamin C and these two help in preventing heart disease.

How to Choose the Best Papaya

Always buy papayas that are yellow in color, those that are hard and green will not ripen well. A halved papaya has a sweet nice smell and not fermented.

How to Prepare Papaya

Preparing a papaya is easy, just cut in half and scoop out the seeds. You can add some lemon squeeze to enhance the fruit’s flavor. You can eat or discard the seeds. They are spicy and can be used as a substitute for pepper.