Benefits of Papaya on Skin, Hair And Health

benefits of papaya 300x200 Benefits of Papaya on Skin, Hair And HealthPapaya has become a favorite fruit among a lot of health conscious people. Not everyone enjoys the taste of papaya but considering the health benefits of papaya, It is definitely worth the try. Read on to know about the benefits of Papaya.

Nutrients that contribute to Benefits of Papaya : - 

Papaya is a good source of

  • Papain
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Natural fiber
  • Enzymes Arginine and Carpain
  • Beta-carotene

Benefits of Papaya and Papaya juice 

following are the benefits of papaya.

  • Skin  Care –                                                                                                                     One of the major health benefits of papaya is on skin.Applying Papaya on skin can help in curing and preventing skin issues like acne, warts, burns, etc.  Papaya acts as an exfoliating agent, and helps in removing  dead skins and leaves the skin glowing and imparts radiant complexion when used on daily basis. The enzymes in papaya helps in removing  freckles ,spots and mild scars . You can also use papaya as a sun protect to remove sun tanning. Enzymes extracted from papaya are used in various skin lightening creams and face masks. Like any other citrus fruit, Papaya provides antioxidants that prevent against  premature aging and gives a clear youthful skin.
  • Hair Care –                                                                                                      Application of Papaya juice on scalp and hair acts as a moisturizer and helps in treating  dryness and dandruff.
  • Boosts Immune system –                                                                                           Papaya  is a good choice of food for people who catch cold and flu easily. the antioxidants  in papaya like Vitamin C , Vitamin A and beta-carotene helps in increasing immunity and protect against these disease.
  • Anti-inflammatory agent –                                                                             papaya is a good fruit for people suffering from asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.The proteolytic enzymes in papaya viz. papain and chymopapain have a good anti-inflammatory function. Apart from this, vitamin A and C and beta-carotene are also effective inflammation remedies.
  • Improves Digestion –                                                                                              The One of the most important benefits of papaya is that it helps in improving digestion. Enzyme papain in Papaya helps in better digestion and in preventing constipation.Papaya also helps in softening the stools and helps in easy and painless passage of stools during constipation.  In case of pus, infection or mucus in the digestive track, drink papaya juice. Papaya juice will help in elimination of pus and mucus from digestive tract in 4-5 days.  Papaya is a good cleanser of stomach.                                                                                                                            Some researchers believe that the fiber in papaya helps bind the cancer-causing toxins in the colon. Papaya Also contains  folate, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and vitamin E . These nutrients are also associated with the prevention of cancer.
  • Heart Disease –                                                                                                                 It is believed that Papaya helps in preventing clogging of arteries (atherosclerosis) and diabetic heart disease. The phyto nutrients in papaya helps in preventing the oxidation of cholesterol, thus preventing the clogging of arteries, and prevents formation of plaques that lead to heart attacks and strokes. The fiber in papaya also helps reduce LDL cholesterol  and other bad cholesterol in blood .

The above mentioned benefits of papaya are reasons enough that you start including it in your day to day diet.

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Comments

    • says

      Hi Elliot,

      I know about a few home remedies. But a skin expert / dermatologist will be the best person to guide you in this regard. Meanwhile if you have any queries related to food and Nutrition, i am here to help you :) Keep reading at DietBurrp.

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