Tuesday, April 20, 2010
PAPAYA HEALTH BENEFITS
I bought a big papaya fruit last night for our dessert. We ate it last night and this morning. My kids love papaya as it is sweet and a refreshing fruit especially when it is served cold. But what does papaya do to our body? Papaya has a lot of benefits to maintaining a healthy body. It has Vitamins A, C, E, folate and potassium. The three powerful antioxidants like vitamin E, folate, and potassium are responsible in protecting the body from cellular damage caused by free radicals. If you are constipating, eat papaya because it is a great natural digestive aid. Papaya also accelerates wound healing, it prevents cornea scar deformation and it is a good treatment for jellyfish and insect stings. If you are cooking meat, you can put papaya as a good meat tenderizer.