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Sunday, December 25, 2016


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The famous explorer Christopher Columbus described papaya as “fruit of the angels”, and it’s no wonder why. The tropical fruit has a sweet taste, butter-like consistency and musky undertones which offer quite an exotic flavor. Besides the great taste, the fruit is nutritionally rich and has numerous health benefits. Papaya is a great anti-inflammatory agent that can treat heart disease, wounds, digestive problems and even cancer.

When people eat papayas, they usually throw out the seeds which is a big mistake. According to recent studies, papaya seeds are very beneficial and even healthier than the fruit itself. Here are the top health benefits of papaya seeds:

Improve digestive health

Papaya seeds will improve your digestion by eliminating the harmful microbes in your digestive tract. The fruit also has anti-pathogenic properties – whenever you’re suffering from food poisoning, just eat a tablespoon of the seeds to destroy the bacteria responsible.

Prevent cancer

Papaya seeds contain phenols and flavonoids, powerful natural antioxidants that can slow down the growth of cancer cells. It also contains isothiocyanate, a phytonutrient that can prevent lung, colon, breast and prostate cancer.

Detoxifies the liver

Chinese Traditional Medicine has been using papaya seeds as a detoxification remedy for centuries. Even studies have shown that they can clean the liver and are especially beneficial for liver cirrhosis patients. Consuming a tablespoon of papaya seeds every day can detoxify your liver, although you’ll also need to adopt a healthy diet and lifestyle.

Detoxifies the kidneys

Papaya seeds can also detoxify the kidneys and protect them from toxin-induced inflammation.

Reduce high blood pressure

According to studies, papaya can reduce high blood pressure and significantly improve your cardiovascular health. It contains a compound known as carpaine-a, which can reduce the diastolic, systolic and arterial blood pressure.

Reduce inflammation

Papaya contains two powerful enzymes known as papain and chymopapain which can fight inflammation in the body caused by inflammatory diseases such as arthritis and gout.

A natural contraceptive

Papaya seeds have been used as a natural contraceptive in Indian culture for centuries. Couples who want to conceive should avoid consuming papaya seeds, while studies have shown that eating the seeds can reduce the production of sperm.

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