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.
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.
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