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Health Benefits Of Adding Papaya To Women's Diet

Updated on June 22, 2016

Eat More Papaya

The papaya, native to South America and Mexico, is an orange to gold colored fruit that is green when unripe. Papaya has a sweet, yet musky or pungent taste and lots of tiny, black seeds on the inside. Papayas can grow up to 20 inches however the ones bought in the grocery store are usually around 6 inches long. Papayas have many antioxidants and minerals such as flavonoids, potassium, copper and B vitamins. Adding papaya to your diet regularly can be beneficial to everybody but we will pinpoint health benefits of adding papaya to women's diet.

The primary cause of vision loss in older female adults is macular degeneration. Other causes include family history, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, obesity, artery hardening and of course age. The unique cocktail of antioxidants and vitamins papayas contain are powerful against preventing or helping to reverse macular degeneration. Papayas contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and carotenoids which all contribute to the reduction of macular degeneration.

Heart disease kills about one woman every minute and more women die from it than all forms of cancer combined. When cholesterol becomes oxidized it sticks to artery walls and can build up and cause blockages. The buildup can become hardened and cause strokes or heart attacks. Strong antioxidants in papayas help stop the cholesterol from becoming oxidized which in turn will prevent it from sticking to walls of the arteries. High in fiber, papayas are a good source of it. High fiber diets are correlated with lower cholesterol levels.

Osteoporosis is a condition that causes bones to become very weak and brittle. Bones can become so brittle even a simple cough can cause fractures. Women are more than three times more likely to suffer from osteoporosis than men. With papaya being high in Vitamin C, it is a good source to prevent osteoporosis. Studies show eating foods high in Vitamin C helps increase bone mineral density.

Women who are experiencing painful periods, irregular periods or nonexistent periods may find green, raw, unripe papayas useful for these ailments. Papaya has been described as a fruit that causes heat in the body. This excess heat can cause stimulation of the hormone estrogen. Stimulation of estrogen can jump start menstruation.

The immune system is what protects us from getting sick and once sick, it attacks the virus or disease to remove from the body. Papaya has the ability to boost the immune system from its high Vitamin C content. By eating just one Papaya, you can get about 200% of your recommended daily value of Vitamin C.

Papaya has enzymes that aid in digestion and gastrointestinal issues. The enzyme papain found in papaya has the ability to break down proteins in the stomach. When protein is not properly broken down in the body it can cause a host of health problems. The enzyme can also clean out waste or undigested protein. Proteolytic enzymes found in papaya will clear candida overgrowth and can help sufferers of IBS.

One Study shows papaya has the ability to be effective against cancer. They used dried papaya leaves to use in tea and the tumors and cancer reacted by slowing down in growth. It is believed papayas produces anticancer molecules that are responsible for attacking cancer.

Arthritis is a disease of inflammation. Papaya has anti-inflammation properties so it's useful against arthritis. Carotene in papaya greatly reduces inflammation, which is the cause of arthritis. Vitamin C is a major component of collagen so with papaya being high in Vitamin C also makes it helpful against arthritis.

Papaya has the ability to improve acne and skin disorders as well. Using papaya on the skin can remove dead skin cells and purify the skin. Papayas have free radicals that improve the state of the skin and can reduce or slow aging of cells.

While not scientifically proven, it is believed that papayas can also be good to improve and sweeten the smell and taste of your yoni. Everything we put into our bodies affects how our yoni tastes and can affect body odor as a whole as well. Eating a variety of fruits on a regular basis can affect the taste of your yoni, it is believed the sugars of fruits are responsible.

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