As a fruit, papaya is not that uncommon in our culture, and many people have fond childhood memories of it. Yet, the benefits of papaya are not often discussed and many of us are not aware of them. Papaya is really beneficial in our digestion processes, due to the enzyme present in the fruit. It also good at preventing inflammation and speeds up burns healing. Due to its high antioxidant content, papaya protects from cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
- If you’re constipated, a glass of Papaya juice can do the trick as it is high in fibre and water.
- Papaya is also anti-inflammatory and can help fight inflammation and also help with the healing of burns as they have high digestive enzymes.
- Papayas are rich in antioxidants and nutrients that fight against free radicals so they can help protect your body against some heart diseases and cancers.
“The enzyme papain present in papaya is known to aid digestion by breaking down proteins.”