You may have noticed that there are enough diet books in bookstores to fill a library. Some are emphatic and say to avoid fruit, while others proclaim that fruits are vital for good health. Which one is best for you?
Of course, most foods are to be eaten in moderation and that includes the tropical fruit, papaya. Researchers have discovered there’s much more to a papaya than its sweet taste; it’s a treasure chest full of valuable nutrients that’s longing to be unlocked. Dig into the luscious fruit and a host of seeds almost seem to bubble up from a spring. These value-packed seeds are enriched with a host of compounds, protein, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. These black morsels are powerhouses of enzymes that are a natural remedy for promoting digestive health, destroying parasites, battling cancer, relieving inflammation, and detoxifying the liver.
In today’s video, we’ll examine the benefits of adding papaya to your diet.
1. Improves Digestive Health
The digestive enzymes in the seeds work in concert with your body to break down protein fibers, which aids the body’s natural digestion process. They neutralize and normalize the amount of acid in your intestinal tract. And their high concentration of antibacterial properties fight against E.coli, salmonella and staphinfections. Plus, they are an excellent remedy for those suffering from food poison.
2. Prevents Cancer
The most commonly discussed types of cancer are: breast, colon, lung and prostrate. Taking a microscopic look inside the seeds reveals two powerful antioxidant compounds that help slow the growth of tumor cells by reducing the activation of carcinogens and increase their detoxification.
3. Fights Intestinal Parasites
Villians known as intestinal parasites can create enormous discomfort. Leave it to papaya seeds to come to the rescue with their proteolytic enzymes. They are potent enough to break down protein and destroy the parasites and their eggs. A 2007 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food finds that papaya seeds do not produce adverse side effects but add that further studies are needed.
4. Reduces Inflammation
Individuals who suffer from inflammation associated with conditions like arthritis, joint pain, gout and asthma will be delighted to know that two powerful enzymes in the seeds can dramatically reduce inflammation.
5. Detoxifies the Liver
The seeds are also mighty warriors whose enzymes can detoxify your liver and kidneys; in fact, the seeds are considered beneficial for managing cirrhosis of the liver.
As tasty as papaya seeds are, they are to be consumed moderately. The reason? They are packed full of antibacterial properties which could contribute to diarrhea.
Just be careful to limit your daily intake to 2 tablespoons of papaya seeds max. And that’s in any form. It may be better to begin with a tiny amount then you can gradually increase the amount up to 2 tablespoons.
Papaya seeds are another way Mother Nature uses as a form of contraceptive. If you’re anxious to conceive, avoid papaya seeds completely. And those who are pregnant should not eat the seeds or the fruit. The same holds true for anyone with latex or papain allergies.
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