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5 Benefits Of Raw Papaya: From Aiding Digestion To Boosting Heart Health

It's not just ripe papaya, but raw papaya too comes with a host of health and beauty benefits

You must know about the benefits of raw papaya

We all know that fruits are one of the greatest sources of various nutrients. But there are few fruits which are way more than just healthy foods; they can be called as superfoods. Raw papaya is one of them. You may have visited multiple online sites where you have found various beauty benefits of papaya. But apart from beauty benefits, raw papaya is loaded with numerous health benefits. From antioxidants to vitamins and minerals, benefits of raw papaya can beat the goodness of many tropical fruits. So let us know in details why raw papaya should be consumed on a daily basis.

"Nature made fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and spices for our body to protect us from diseases. It's only us, humans who made medicines that is unnatural and harmful. Papaya is nature's gift for us. It is not just a fruit, but also a medicine for our body. I suggest, add this fruit in your diet and reap its benefits for lifetime. Add raw papaya to your diet on a daily basis either for lunch or dinner," says nutritionist Jasmine Kashyap who is a co-founder of Goodways Fitness.

(Also read: Benefits Of Raw Turmeric: A Spice With Incredible Health Benefits)

Why Is Raw Papaya Good For You?

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Ms. Zamurrud Patel who is a chief dietician in Global Hospital, Mumbai, gave us remarks on why raw papaya is great. He says, "Raw papaya is picked when it is green and tends to have all the natural enzymes (chymopapain and papain) that help breakdown proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Raw papaya is loaded with fibre and allows you to get rid of the toxins in the body. It can help you deal with acne, blemishes, and even pigmentation. Raw papaya juice can help you enhance your health. Eating grated raw papaya can be helpful for your digestive tract and even colon. You will be able to beat constipation as well."

5 Incredible Health Benefits Of Raw Papaya

Here are five benefits of raw papaya you must know about:

1. Aids Digestion

Raw papaya can help you cleanse your body and improve digestion. It contains enzymes like papain which helps in promoting the secretion of gastric acids for digestion. Also, this nutrient helps our gut bacteria and keeps the stomach toxin-free.

2. A Powerhouse Of Vitamins, Minerals

Ms. Kashyap from Goodways Fitness said that the benefits of raw papaya include its numerous count of vitamins which help in various health issues. It contains vitamins A, B, C & E which repairs skin damage caused by the exposure of the sun. Also, these vitamins help in boosting eye sight, protecting the cells from damage, slowing down the ageing process of cells etc. Apart from these benefits, it's known to

Prevent heart diseases

Improve absorption of iron

Reduce free radical damage

Repair damaged cells

Boost the immune system and prevent cold, cough and seasonal flu

3. Help In Cell Repair

Ms. Kashyap also said, Raw papaya contains proteins, phytonutrients and enzymes like papain and chymopapain which are beneficial in various cases." These are:

Serves as building blocks for new cells

Treats inflammation, skin lesions, infections

Prevents swelling, pain, constipation

Helps in weight loss.

4. Prevents Constipation

Raw papaya is loaded with fibre which prevents constipation. Various healthy enzymes present in raw papaya efficiently clean your stomach and provide you with a toxin-free digestion process. Also, papaya regulates bowel movements as it is anti-parasitic and anti-amoebic in nature, and through this it does not allow our gastric system to gather unhealthy gas.

5. Soothes Inflammation Or Infection

Raw papayas can soothe inflammations from body and skin both. It is said that, it is beneficial in respiratory infection, throat infection or any other body inflammations, including menstrual cramps.

So, are you still giving a second thought of adding raw papayas to your diet chart?

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