Health Benefits of Papaya

Papayas not only offers luscious taste and sunlit color of the tropics, but also contains rich sources of antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, vitamin C, fiber ,flavonoids, papain enzymes, vitamins B, folate and pantothenic acid;
the minerals like  potassium, copper, magnesium; and fiber.

The health benefits of consuming papaya include a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, Asthma, aiding in digestion, Bone health, Supports Immune, Protection against Macular Degeneration, improving blood glucose control in diabetics, lowering blood pressure, Protection against Rheumatoid Arthritis and improving wound healing.Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like papayas decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality and promotes a healthy complexion and hair, increases energy, overall lower weight.
          Papayas are very helpful for the prevention of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease. Papayas are an excellent source of the powerful antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin A (through their concentration of pro-vitamin A carotenoid phytonutrients)

Heart Diseases: The fiber, potassium and vitamin content in papaya will help to appease the heart diseases. By increasing intake of potassium along with a decrease in sodium will become the most important dietary change that a person can  reduce their risk of heart disease.When cholesterol becomes oxidized it gets stick to and build up in blood vessel walls by forming dangerous plaques that can eventually cause heart attacks or strokes.
                              These nutrients will help to prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. One way in which dietary vitamin E and vitamin C may exert this effect is through their suggested association with a compound called paraoxonase .Papaya contains rich in fiber,which helps to lower high cholesterol levels.The folic acid found in papayas are needed for the conversion of a substance called homocysteine into benign amino acids such as cysteine or methionine. If it is unconverted, then homocysteine will directly damages blood vessel walls and if levels get high,then it is considered a significant risk factor for a heart attack or stroke.

Cancer:Consumption of the powerful antioxidant beta-carotene which is found in papayas will develop colon cancer (shown an inverse association).In younger men  prostate cancer can be prevented by  beta-carotene which is rich in papayas

 Macular Degeneration: By eating 3 or more servings of fruit per day may lower your risk of age-related Macular Degeneration (ARMD).Intake of vegetables, antioxidant, vitamins and carotenoids were not strongly related to the incidence of either form of ARMD, intake of fruits will definitely protect against the vision-destroying disease. The antioxidant zeaxanthin, found in papaya will filters out harmful blue light rays and is thought to play a protective role in eye health and prevents from Macular Degeneration.

Diabetes: Type 1 diabetics who consumes high-fiber diets will lower the blood glucose levels and Type 2 diabetics may improve blood sugar, lipids and insulin levels.By consuming papaya can control the sugar levels and blood glucose levels

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Vitamin C-rich foods, such as papaya, provide humans with protection against inflammatory polyarthritis, a form of rheumatoid arthritis involving two or more joint sand vitamin C makes osteoarthritis, a type of degenerative arthritis that occurs with aging.

Aiding in Digestion: Papayas contain an enzyme called papain that aids in digestion and it can also be used as a meat tenderizer and it contain rich in fiber and water content, both of which helps to prevent constipation and promote regularity. Papaya's fiber will help to bind to cancer causing toxins in the colon and keep them away from the healthy colon cells and  papaya's folate, vitamin C, beta carotene and vitamin E have each been associated with a reduced risk of colon cancer.These nutrients provide synergistic protection for colon cells from free radical damage to their DNA.

Asthma prevention: Developing asthma are lower in people who consume a high amount of certain nutrients like beta-carotene, contained in foods like papaya, apricots, broccoli, cantaloupe, pumpkin and carrots

Skin and Healing: Being a good source of Vitamin A and Papain, this fruit helps in removing dead skin cells along with breaking down the inactive proteins.The application of finely grounded paste of raw papaya on the face for 25 minutes helps to reduce those unwanted pimples and other embarrassing blemishes on the face, direct application and eating will help you  to achieve smooth and soft skin. By regular consumption or application of papaya also provides shine to the skin, which comes from within and  it is long lasting.

Benefits of papaya for hair:
Papaya nourishes the hair shaft and creates the volume.Experts claimed that papaya prevents balding, with its rich nutrients. It also helps in boosting hair strength and growth and it is very efficient in controlling and preventing dandruff and Hair thinning .Papaya removes excess oil, chemical build up and dirt from your hair naturally.Extracts of papaya leaf can be used as a hair conditioner, which adds shine to your dull and lifeless hair. Papaya hair mask can make the hair strong and healthy and also prevents hair loss, Split ends can be prevented and reduced by using papaya hair mask, since papaya is rich in proteins.Papaya shampoos are good to hair