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What Happens When You Eat Pawpaw

Growing up, papayas were a must-eat, no discussion. Now that we are adults, we rarely ever go for pawpaw when shopping for fruits at the local fruit store.

This article is meant to be a gentle reminder of why you should constantly eat papayas. The fruit is known for its natural, sweet taste and most importantly, for its nutritional value.

It has a creamy texture and some even say that it tastes like a combination of banana and mango. Papayas can be eaten raw as a fruit, blended into juice, cooked (when unripe) or even be used in baking.

Whichever way you decide to eat your papayas, they will be sure to leave your body nourished thanks to their numerous health benefits.

The first of these benefits is that it promotes good eye health. Papayas contain Vitamin A that maintain proper retina structure. The retina is the light-sensing nerve tissue at the back of your eye.

They also contain Vitamin C, Vitamin E and lutein that prevent eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration, which causes severe vision problems. It occurs when the small central portion of your retina wears down.

The second benefit is that papayas improve digestion. They contain high amounts of fiber that enhance healthy bowel movements. They also have a high water content which helps reduce bloating and eases constipation.

Papayas contain enzyme papain which increases the production of cytokines that help regulate inflammation, making them a natural painkiller. It is known to soothe pain caused by arthritis and also stomach aches.

The fourth benefit is papayas improve heart health. Meat products contain high amounts of homocysteine which is a harmful amino acid that causes heart disease. Folic acid contained in pawpaw helps lower the amount of this amino acid, reducing the risk of heart disease.

Pawpaw also contains antioxidants that prevent oxidation of cholesterol which is known to form blockages in blood vessels that lead to heart disease. They are also rich in fiber that lowers blood cholesterol which is harmful to the heart.

They also contain potassium that helps keep arteries relaxed, which enhances healthy blood circulation. Papayas boost your immune system. They contain Vitamin A and C that remove toxins from the body. This helps your body remain resistant to infections.

Pawpaw also contains flavonoids which are natural antioxidants that help in blood sugar regulation. Also, high fiber content reduces food consumption which minimizes spikes in blood sugar levels.

Another benefit is that papayas may reduce cancer risk and slow cancer progression. Papayas have demonstrated anticancer activity in breast cancer cells.

If you are on a journey to cut some weight, then pawpaw is your go-to. It has low-calorie content and high fiber amounts that help keep you full for longer. This reduces the need to snack often, which then helps with weight loss.

Finally, pawpaw is good for your skin. Vitamin A helps in repairing damage caused by UV light. Vitamin C helps manage skin diseases such as acne and prompts quick healing of wounds on the skin. Papayas also contain beta carotene and lycopene that help protect skin against free radicals that cause your skin to wrinkle.

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