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Benefits of Papaya Fruit for Heart Health, Skin and Anti-Cancer

the benefits of papaya fruit
Benefits of papaya fruit for body health. Photo: Ist / Net
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The benefits of papaya fruit for body health are enormous. Papaya fruit which is popular for dessert food is not only sweet. But it is also useful for digestion, for diet, and for maintaining the functions of other organs.

Papaya (Carica papaya L.), according to Wikipedia, is not native to Indonesian plants. This plant originated from Mexico and South America but later spread to many tropical regions.

The fruit which is popularly known as kates (Java) or gedang (Sundanese) is a very popular fruit besides banana. Moreover, it tastes sweet and refreshing so many people love it, from children to the elderly.

No less interesting, the benefits of papaya fruit are also rich in nutrients that are very important for the body. This fruit is very easy to cultivate so that it is always available throughout the season.

Benefits of Papaya Fruit for Health

Papaya pulp is very soft so it is good for babies and the elderly. The content of papaya fruit is also fairly complete. Such as calories, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, vitamins A, C, E, and vitamin K.

Papaya also contains lots of vitamins B1, B3, B5, and folic acid (vitamin B9). Other ingredients are calcium, magnesium, potassium, carotenoids, and the enzyme papain. Here are the various benefits of papaya for health.

Increase Body Immunity

The high vitamin C content in papaya is very good for increasing the body’s immune system. Even this high content is equivalent to several other fruits such as oranges.

Interestingly, papaya also contains carotenoids which are antioxidants that are important for warding off free radicals. Eating papaya regularly is useful for maintaining and increasing immunity.

Digestive System

Stomach upset is common in many people. Such as diarrhea, difficulty defecating (BAB), constipation, and others. The benefits of papaya fruit are very useful for digestion and overcoming stomach disorders.

Papaya contains the enzyme papain which plays an important role in breaking down complex food structures and breaking down them into a more refined manner. Therefore, this fruit is very good for toddlers and elderly people.

Healthy Blood Vessels and Heart

The high folic acid content in papaya is nutritious in smoothing blood vessels. This vitamin is able to dispel plaque buildup in the blood vessels.

With the support of vitamin C and carotenoid substances which are antioxidants which are very important in maintaining heart function. Therefore, consuming this fruit regularly is also useful for maintaining cardiovascular health.

Healthy Eyes

The benefits of papaya fruit are also due to the high vitamin A content. These nutrients are important in improving sharpness and eye health. Eating this fruit in children is also useful for preventing various eye disorders.

Cure Fever

The content of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in papaya is very effective in relieving and curing fever. Eating this fruit will be able to reduce the high heat that accompanies fever.

Rejuvenates Skin

The nutritional content in papaya is also very effective for maintaining healthy facial skin and body. In fact, this fruit is able to treat various skin disorders, such as rashes, acne, and itching.

To keep the skin elasticity more beautiful, apart from consuming it, you can also make fruit masks. To be more effective, make a mask with papaya, banana and cucumber. This is a very good combination for facial beauty treatments.

Good for Diet Program

The benefits of papaya are also important as a diet menu if you want to lose weight. Apart from being rich in fiber, papaya is also low in calories so it is very good for speeding up your diet time.

This diet menu will also make you full longer. Its complete nutritional content is also very good for a balanced nutritional diet. Even papaya can detoxify so that the body becomes healthier and fitter.

Ward off Cancer

Papaya fruit is also rich in phytonutrients, flavonoids, and antioxidants that can ward off cancer-causing free radicals. Not a few studies have proven the efficacy of natural papaya to reduce the risk of cancer, especially prostate and colon cancer.

Those are the various benefits of papaya for health. Complete and high nutritional content is very good for all ages. Both babies, children, to the elderly are important to eat this fruit regularly. (R11 / HR-Online)

Editor: Subagja Hamara

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