Saturday, 10 September 2016
HEALTH BENEFITS OF PAPAYA
Age-related macular degeneration: The anti oxidants , found in papaya, filters out harmful blue light rays and is thought to play a protective role in eye health and possibly ward off damage from MUSCULAR DENEGENERATION
Asthma prevention: The risks for developing asthma are lower in people who consume a high amount of certain nutrients. One of these nutrients is beta – carotene , contained in foods like papaya, apricots, broccoli, cantaloupe, pumpkin and carrots.
Bone health: Low intakes of vitamin K have been associated with a higher risk for bone fracture. Adequate vitamin K consumption is important for good health, as it acts as a modifier of bone matrix proteins, improves calcium absorption and may reduce urinary excretion of calcium
Diabetes: One medium papaya provides about 4.7 grams of fiber.The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends 21-25 g/day for women and 30-38 g/day for men.
Digestion: Papayas contain an enzyme called papain that aids in digestion and can also be used as a meat tenderizer.
Papaya is also high in fiber and water content, both of which help to prevent constipation and promote regularity and a healthy digestive tract.
Heart disease: The fiber, potassium and vitamin content in papaya all help to ward off heart disease. An increase in potassium intake along with a decrease in sodium intake is the most important dietary change that a person can make to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease.