Fruits like papaya can benefit your health immensely. Papaya has been famous for hundreds of years and was named ‘fruit of the angels’ by explorer and navigator, Christopher Columbus.
Papaya is a natural source of essential vitamins and minerals that boost your overall wellbeing. With a luscious taste and sunlit colour, papaya can be eaten straight, added to your favourite smoothie, or combined in range of salads, healthy desserts and savoury dishes.
In this month’s blog, we provide insight into some of the fruit’s outstanding health benefits that we know you’ll love.
Incredible nutrient profile
Studies on the fruit’s nutritional profile show that papaya is rich in antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, flavonoids and vitamin C and E, as well as vitamin B (folate and pantothenic acid). It is also a good source of fibre and minerals such as magnesium.
So what does this all mean for your body? Of course there are many factors at play when we talk health. However, together, these nutrients have been proven to improve cardiovascular health, protect against colon cancer and help guard against a range of other chronic diseases.
Papaya’s abundant nutrient content, along with other beneficial compounds, act as powerful antioxidants that are known to support the development and maintenance of a strong immune system.
Rich in beneficial enzymes, the fruit is also said to be good for your digestion and as such, helps to regulate healthy bowel movements.
Antioxidants and enzymes support overall health and well being and have been proven to help reduce inflammation. High levels of inflammation wreak havoc on many levels, physically and mentally, and may be the trigger for certain autoimmune diseases.
Makes you feel and look great
Regularly consuming ripe, fresh papaya can potentially improve the health of your eyes due to its high Vitamin A content. And, the high levels of Vitamins C and E, along with a host of other antioxidants, helps to protect your skin against free radical damage. Papaya is also very low in calories, and due to good fiber content, will leave you feeling full. As such, it can contribute to a balanced calorie diet that helps you to stay trim.
Papaya’s health-enhancing qualities extend from the inside out. This fruit can quite simply make you feel and look great!
Make sure you try some papaya soon!
Thursday 21 September, 2017