LET'S TALK ABOUT PAPAYA
Papaya is a very sweet fruit that ripens in hot countries like Brazil, Africa and India. It is a fruit very similar to melon and is mainly composed of water. However, it is rich in nutrients as it contains vitamins, minerals and digestive enzymes. In fact, its main feature is the high content of papain, an enzyme that has the ability to degrade proteins into peptides making them more easily assimilated.
Therefore papaya, thanks to the presence of proteolytic enzymes, is useful and when you have digestive problems , its activity is more evident when it is consumed after hasty and abundant meals. After consuming high-protein foods such as red meats and cheeses, papaya, perhaps consumed in the form of herbal tea, is effective, as it helps to deflate the belly, favoring the elimination of excess gas . While, on the other hand, if taken on an empty stomach, it carries out an anti-inflammatory activity .
Papaya can be used in case of stomach upset and sometimes it can also be useful against morning sickness, often present during pregnancy. When fully ripe it has a slightly laxative action.
Excellent to be consumed on its own, in salads or smoothies, it promotes bowel movements and helps eliminate excess waste.
THE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE PAPAYA
Papaya is an excellent antioxidant , it contains a lot of vitamin C useful for improving the immune system.
It gives energy and is also useful against psychophysical stress, which is why it is also called the " fruit of vitality ".
Women who suffer from annoying colic during their menstrual cycle should add regular consumption of papaya to their diet as papain promotes normal flow during the cycle and provides relief .
Its pulp is rich in flavonoids and selenium which give this fruit antioxidant properties: they help fight the harmful effects of free radicals , carrying out an anti-aging action on the skin.
For its proteoitic enzymes, papaya can be useful in slimming diets , among other things it is an excellent "hunger breaker", to be consumed as a snack. In addition, you can use blended papaya packs to be applied to areas of the body where there are accumulations of cellulite.
WHERE CAN IT BE FOUND?
It is possible to find papaya in intestinal well-being, thus promoting the elimination of intestinal gas and improving digestion.
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