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What are the health benefits of eating papaya (papita)?

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Asked by Francisco, 13 Apr '10 03:50 pm
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The papaya is an amazingly rich source of the proteolytic enzymes. These are the chemicals that enable the digestion of protein. Papain, which is the most important of these enzymes in the papaya, is extracted and dried as a powder for use to aid the digestion, and it is often used as a meat tenderizer, the enzyme partially breaking down the meat fibres - digesting them in fact.

Many experts, such as Dr Lytton-Bernard, have claimed rejuvenating properties for papaya, especially for the control of premature ageing. It may be that it works simply because a poor digestion leaves the body without the correct nutrients. Those who find it almost impossible to digest anything frequently find that papaya used regularly, either in tablet or juice form, marks the turning point in the climb back to vitality and good health.

As a cleanser you can take a quarter pint (150ml) of papaya juice alternated each hour for twelve hours by the same amount of cucumber or green bean juice. Papaya lose ...more
Answered by Judy Pawar, 13 Apr '10 03:53 pm

 
  
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High in vitamin A, useful for eyes. also helps in ulcers and constipation. Also increases sex.
Answered by manoj thakur, 13 Apr '10 04:13 pm

 
  
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Health Benefits of Papaya:-

Papayas can help prevent atherosclerosis. Antioxidants help keep cholesterol from becoming oxidized, thus preventing it from sticking to the walls of vessels (forming dangerous plaque) which can eventually lead to a stroke or heart attack.

Folic acid and fiber found in papayas also help prevent strokes and heart attacks. Folic acid converts a harmful substance (homocysteine - which damages blood vessel walls) into benign amino acids and fiber is known to lower high cholesterol levels.

Papain and vitamin C in papayas can reduce inflammation and can help people who suffer from asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis.

Another health benefit of papaya is helping in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration because of antioxidants.

Papaya can help prevent colon cancer. Antioxidants can protect cells in the colon from free radical damage and fiber can keep cancer causing toxins away from cells in the colon by binding to them.
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Answered by gkr, 13 Apr '10 03:53 pm

 
  
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It is good for stomach in digestion
Answered by Arshad Khan, 13 Apr '10 03:53 pm

 
  
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