Papaya, aka Carica papaya of the Caricaceae family, is one of dessert fruits almost always available in the home or fruit store, including at the reception.

The content of vitamin C of papaya is higher than orange. Thanks to the flavonoid, vitamin C, E, and beta-cryptoxanthin (part of the vitamin A carotenoids) contents, papaya has strong antioxidant properties. It also contains fiber, folic acid, potassium, and papain.

Men often need to eat papaya because research showed men who liked to eat fruits rich in vitamin C and contain arginine as the papaya, the movement of sperm was agile which impacted on fertility.

According to Dr. Bernard Lytton, papaya has the anti-aging ability thanks to vitamin C and beta-carotene contents that can regenerate cells, including collagen.

Vitamin C in papaya can prevent colds and accelerate healing flu.

Its papain content can increase the work of bile so that fat metabolism increases and fat level is under control. The content of papain is more in young papaya than ripe papaya.

The content of vitamin C also helps prevent the occurrence of plaque in blood vessels. Calpain enzyme and potassium are good for heart health.

When stress comes, usually an ulcer follows recurrence. Study in Taiwan showed that those who liked to eat papaya, although in stress, rarely got an ulcer because papaya was able to suppress the production of stomach acid.

Still from the gastrointestinal tract, when taking antibiotics, it is not only bad bacterias died but also good bacterias in the gut. Well, papaya could accelerate the emergence of good bacterias that help digest food. Fiber and papain enzyme in papaya can help break down proteins.

In its research, the World Cancer reported that those who routinely consumed papaya, levels of antioxidants in their body were high to be protected from lung, pancreatic, breast, bladder, and colon cancers.

Other studies over 15 years of 15,000 women who often ate papaya, the risk of cervical cancer was decreased. It is likely because of the contents of cryptoxanthin and beta-carotene.

Papaya fruit still young, as well as katuk leaves, is hereditarily believed to smooth milk.

Note that the content of beta-cryptoxanthin is just be absorbed well when coupled with fat, a good fat indeed.

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