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Eat Papaya to Lose Weight!

Papaya ( Carica papaya L., Caricaceae family) has been proven natural remedy for various health ailments. Fruits are spherical or pear-shaped having yellow skin when ripe. The flesh is bright orange, with small black seeds clustered in the center. The ripe fruit is juice and sweet that makes it delicious and extremely enjoyable! Though papaya is believed to be native to Southern Mexico and Central America, today it is cultivated extensively all over the tropical regions. In traditional medicine, papaya seeds are anti-inflammatory, anti-parasitic and analgesic, and are used to treat stomachache and ringworm infections. The fruit is low in calories (39 calories/100 g) and contains no cholesterol; however, is a rich source of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C and flavonoids, the B vitamins, folate, pantothenic acid, minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and fiber .  These nutrients also colon cancer, atherosclerosis, infections, colds and flu.   The vitamin A, C and E