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 fiberThese nutrients also colon cancer, atherosclerosis, infections, colds and flu.  The vitamin A, C and E content of papaya are said to offer protection against heart diseases.

Papaya is rich in nutrients and can benefit several different health concerns, including weight loss. Papaya is a low calorie fruit with high fiber content. Eating a bowl of ripe papaya as mid time snacks would help you feel full for a longer period of time. This keeps you satisfied, curbs the hunger cravings, and keeps you from overeating. Papaya fruit contains soft, easily digestible flesh with a good amount of soluble dietary fiber that helps to have normal bowel movements and cures constipation. The digestive enzymes papain and chymonpapain found in papaya are known to cleanse your digestive tract, further supporting fat loss. One can enjoy eating the ripe fruit or unripe papaya fruit can also be cooked and consumed.


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