There are some myths and some truths when it comes to the health benefits and risks of eating papaya. Some people think that papaya is bad for you if you eat the seeds, but the seeds are high in micro nutrients, but to gain any sort of benefit from them, you have to eat them in large quantities. Pregnant woman are okay eating this fruit despite some rumors that they can’t, as long as they are eating the papaya when it is ripe.
- The juicy flesh of the papaya is very good but a myth is that the seeds are unhealthy because they actually contain micornurients.
- Pregnant women do not have to avoid papaya but it is essential that the papaya is ripe because if not it is dangerous.
- You do not have to eat papaya on an empty stomach because it is actually very good for digestive health due to the enzyme papain.
“More often than not, these side effects are not backed by evidence and are myths that are passed on through generations in the name of information.”