calming inflammation, and aids in prevention of heart disease and arthritis.
Papaya is the only food source rich in the healing papain enzyme. Papain is an an anti-inflammatory enzyme that breaks down proteins.
Papain is wonderful for aiding digestion, easing burns and stings. Papain is very helpful in treating wounds, slowing down clotting and
improving circulation. It has an amazing way of delivery healing nutrients to the inflamed areas. Papain is also rich in vitamin A, folate,
vitamin E. Papaya is a wonderful source of vitamin C providing 33 percent more vitamin C than oranges. Papaya is loaded with healthy
Carotenoids, antioxidants that give papaya its orange color. Combine the rich antioxidant carotenoids with vitamin C to prevent heart
disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Papaya is also loaded with hypertension fighting potassium and magnesium.
Papaya is a low calorie fiber-rich fruit that is great to aid in weight loss.
Papaya contains 59 calories each providing a wonderfully filling snack rich in nutrients without the fat, carbs or high calories.
Choose It & Use It
Another great attribute of this amazing healing fruit is that you can get it year round. The perfect picked papaya should be reddish yellow and ripe to the touch. They store well and will last fresh in the refrigerator up to one week.
When picking up your perfect papaya steer away from the shriveled, bruised and fruit with dark spots. If there are no reddish yellow papaya available a green one will ripen left out at room temperature.
Great Papaya Uses:
Papaya goes great in salads, dressing, salsa, in baked goods, as a marinade or topping for rice, veggies or protein.
It also goes nicely on top of desserts, yogurt, cereals and more.
Be sure to get this healing food into your diet.