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Perks of Having Papaya

Updated on February 18, 2016

Deliciously yummy and smooth, papayas are cultivated in tropical regions. Initially, papayas are bitter in taste and green in color, when fully ripe they turn yellow and become pear shaped. The inner flesh is orange in color with yellow hues and black seeds. Although the seeds are edible they are bitter in taste. Papayas are found in markets throughout the year.

Not only papayas are luscious in taste but also provide antioxidant nutrients such as fiber, magnesium, potassium, copper, minerals, vitamin C, flavonoids and many more. These nutrients prevent the level of bad cholesterol which gives rise to the risk of heart strokes and hypertension.

Papayas are rich in fiber thus, they can be had if you have constipation or, digestion problems. They improve bowel movement as they are low in calories. Consumption of papayas improve eyesight and immunity.

Along with eating papaya, you can also apply it to your face and hair every once a month for much better results.

Good for skin

Papayas are excellent for cleansing the face. The flesh of papaya nourishes your skin and leaves it hydrated, soft and smooth. Papaya mask is also very effective in removing blemishes, acne and dark spots from the skin.

The nutrients and enzymes in papaya exfoliate the skin cells and make you look youthful. It fights against skin aging and rejuvenates all the dead cells making your face look fresh and glowing.

  • Take a piece of papaya without the peel.

  • Mash it and apply on your face.

  • Let it rest for 5 minutes.

  • Rinse with cold water.

Those with dry skin can try this to make their skin supple and smooth.

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Good for hair as well

Consumption of papayas promote hair growth and help fight dandruff and other scalp problems. They hydrate your body, therefore, your hair also remains conditioned.

The folic acid in papayas improve hair follicles and give rise to a faster hair growth. In simple terms, papayas stimulate hair growth.

  • Remove the skin of papaya.

  • Mash the pulp into a smooth paste like consistency along with its seeds.

  • Apply this to your scalp and hair.

  • Massage gently with your fingers.

  • Leave it for about an hour.

  • Shampoo and condition your hair as usual.


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