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Some health benefits of Papaya

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Updated on Jun 11, 2012

Hey you all , i was inspired by praveen and thought i would find out some lesser known facts about other fruits that are really good for us and the kids too so here goes some facts about papaya... Papaya contains a high amount of potassium and the flesh of papaya is very high in Vitamin A.   Papaya seeds and leaves are useful in treating intestinal worms found in the body.   Papaya helps prevent constipation and also aid in digestion. Papaya contains the protein called papain which is a digestive enzyme that helps in natural digestion process.   The skin of papaya is excellent for treating skin wounds and places that do not heal quickly.   Papaya is low in calories and high in nutritive value hence it is an excellent food for those on a diet.   Regularly consuming papaya helps to relieve morning sickness and nausea.   Papaya has anti-inflammatory properties and anti-cancerous properties. The anti-inflammatory properties in papaya will help reduce pain for those suffering from arthritis, edema and osteoporosis.   Papaya is very good for those who frequently suffer from cold, cough or flu because intake of papaya boosts the immune system. The high concentration of Vitamin C and Vitamin A contained in papaya is very beneficial to strengthen the immune system.   Papaya is also very good for the hair and helps in controlling dandruff. Papaya shampoos are good for the hair and are available in many health stores.   Papaya cleans the stomach and studies have shown that papaya alone eaten for 3 to 4 days has a highly beneficial tonic effect upon the stomach and intestines. So go ahead and enjoy those Papayas...

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| Oct 27, 2012

Nice to know that papaya has so many benefits! It's one of my favorite fruits and I guess I'll enjoy it all the more now after reading this article :)

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| Jun 12, 2012

have at it... my friend :-)

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| Jun 11, 2012

it's so hard to get a good papaya... but still i shall go look for one in wake of all the benefits listed. thanks again for sharing

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