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Adding Papaya to your diet will infuse your body head-to-toe with its rich nutrients and antioxidants.

Papaya fruit is typically eaten raw, its juice has been used as a healing mechanism in America, Eastern Europe,

and Asia for centuries. The juice of unripe papayas is rich in an enzyme called papain, which has been

used as a topical treatment for cuts, rashes, stings, and burns, according to the New World Encyclopedia.

 

Nutrients:

 

Papaya nutrients are wide, it has over the recommended daily value of vitamin C, and it also is an excellent source of fiber.

 1 cup (~145 g) of papaya, according to the USDA contains:

  • 64 calories
  • <1 g protein
  • <1 g fat
  • 16 g carbohydrate
  • 2.5 g fiber
  • 11 g sugar
  • 29 mg calcium

Papayas are also excellent source of potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, folate, beta-carotene, and vitamins C, A, E, K, and B-6.

 

Benefits:

 

1. Supports Heart Health and Blood Pressure

2. Reduces Risk of Cancer

3. Improves Digestion

4. Regulates Blood Glucose and Diabetes

5. Strengthens Vision

6. Prevents Inflammation

7. Promotes Healthy Skin

 

 

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