Papaya is refreshingly sweet and taste wonderful. Papayas are grown in tropical climates and they reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and they aid indigestion. They also improve blood glucose control, and lower blood pressure, and they help improve wound healing.
The antioxidant Zeaxanthin found in papayas help to filter out harmful blue light rays therefore playing a protective part in eye health. They avoid or minimize the effects and damage of macular degeneration eye disease by lowering the overall risk of getting the disease. They contain beta-carotene which helps lower the risk of developing asthma. This very same nutrient has been shown to lower the chances of colon cancer and prostate cancer. Also the lycopene in papaya showed an 82%-86% decrease in men for developing prostate cancer. The lycopene can also reduce the cancer risk, and can help those being treated for cancer by demonstrating anti-cancer activity in breast cancer cells. The properties in papayas seem to show actual cell death in cancer cells while not affecting the healthy cells in the process.
The Vitamin K in papayas is great for bone health and improves calcium absorption. The Vitamin C protects against polyarthritis a form of rheumatoid arthritis which involves two or more joints. The choline in the papayas help with sleep and muscle problems.
It also helps maintain structure of certain membranes aid in the transmission of nerve impulses and reducing inflammation, and helps with asthma prevention. Also the vitamin K and C help boost your immunity and this can help with chronic ear infections and also with prevention and treatment of the common cold and flu.
Papaya can help in the treatment of diabetes by providing lots of fiber and helps control blood sugar levels. The fiber, potassium, and vitamin content helps prevent heart disease. The increase in potassium is one of the major factors in prevention of heart disease.