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