Know your fruit – Benefits of Papaya

Know your fruit – Benefits of Papaya
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Papaya, a previously exotic and rare fruit, is now readily available at most times of the year. Their sweet taste, vibrant colour and wide variety of health benefits are just a few reasons to add them in your diet.

Papaya, a previously exotic and rare fruit, is now readily available at most times of the year. Their sweet taste, vibrant colour and wide variety of health benefits are just a few reasons to add them in your diet.

· Papaya reduces the risk of developing asthma due to certain nutrients presents in them.

· The anti-oxidant in papaya helps in controlling premature aging, helping you look younger.

· As papaya has low calories and high nutrient values, it helps in weight loss.

· Papaya helps in preventing constipation and aids in digestion due to the digestive enzymes present in it.

· As it is rich in vitamin A &C , it helps in boosting the body’s immune system.

· The powerful anti-oxidants in it help in preventing colon, liver and prostate cancer.

· The presence of Vitamin K in it reduces the risk of bone fracture.

· It is found that the leaves of papaya help in dengue fever treatment.

· Papaya helps in controlling the menstrual irregularities in women.

· Papaya is good for both type 1 and type 2 diabetics and also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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