Benefits of wonder fruit – Papaya

Journal Edge

Papaya is often called a wonder fruit for all its great properties. It is a nutritional storehouse and has effective digestive enzymes. Often nutritionists ask you to increase your fruit intake and papaya is often on that list. Papaya contains numerous minerals and chemicals, flavonoids as well as carotenoids. This fruit is believed to also promote improved cardiovascular health and protect from colon cancer. This fruit is considered so full of health benefits that it promotes digestion, builds the immune system, prevents constipation, can lower inflammation, can reduce pain from burns especially if the skin of the papaya is used, can prevent heart disease, complications from diabetes and atherosclerosis.

Papaya is also a good source of fiber that helps bring down cholesterol. There is no perfect time to enjoy a fruit but it is best eaten before a meal as after a meal the body converts the fruit into sugar…

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