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Why Shouldn't Pregnant Women Eat Papaya?

  1. ngureco profile image82
    ngurecoposted 8 years ago

    Why Shouldn't Pregnant Women Eat Papaya?

  2. dipless profile image81
    diplessposted 8 years ago

    Why shouldn't pregnant Woman Eat Papaya, the latex concentrations in unripe papaya make it unsafe to eat during pregnancy, find out why. read more

  3. dcraveiro profile image53
    dcraveiroposted 8 years ago

    The papaya enzyme that helps soothe indigestion is called papain, or vegetable pepsin. Papain is found in the fruit's latex and leaves.

    Researchers have noted that unripe papaya latex acts like prostaglandin and oxytocin, which the body makes to start labor. Synthetic prostaglandin and oxytocin are commonly used to start or strengthen labor contractions.

    -from Yahoo Health

  4. soni2006 profile image80
    soni2006posted 7 years ago

    I have written an article exploring the myth about papaya generating a lot of heat or it is slippery and can cause a miscarriage and hence should be avoided during pregnancy. To know the real truth, read: http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-take-car … -pregnancy

    You will find the info about papaya right at bottom of this hubpage.