5 Health Benefits of The Papaya Fruit That Will Blow Your Mind

The papaya fruit that was labelled exotic can now be found all over the world and can be accessible all year round. Papayas are spherical or pear-shaped fruits that can be as long as 20 inches. With its signature yellow coloring and smooth flesh, the papaya can be said to be one of the most popular fruits in the world. It also contains an astounding level of health benefits you might not have been aware of…until now! From preventing cancer to, improving your eyesight, the Papaya fruit is one to look in to.

Below are some of the heath benefits this beautiful fruit.

1. Prevents Cancer


Papaya is a rich source of antioxidants, phytonutrients and flavonoids that prevent your cells from undergoing free radical damage (which can help you achieve a great skin texture). A study conducted showed the significant richness of beta carotene in papayas protects against prostate cancer and colon cancer growth. This being especially important to men as they are the sex more prone to prostrate cancer. So men, be sure to be reading this and take care of one health problem right now.

2. Great for Diabetics


Even though the papaya fruit is naturally sweet, it is really low in sugar content and this makes it a great food for diabetics. Research has proven that type 1 diabetics who consume high fiber diets (like papaya) have lower blood sugar level while type two patients have better insulin and blood sugar level. The vitamins and phytonutrients found in them avoids the chance of heart disease in diabetes. Additionally, just because you don’t have diabetes doesn’t mean should not take the papaya fruit seriously, because it can prevent you from ever being subjected diabetes.

3. Works Well For Weight Loss

weight loss

Who knew papaya has an answer to weight loss? Those looking to lose weight must include papaya in their diet as it is very low in calories. Apparently, one standard sized papaya contains just 120 calories. So if it isn’t already in your diet, make room for it already as it sure will not give you calories worries. Also, it has a considerable level of fiber which will staunch your cravings by giving you fuller feeling in your stomach.

4. Excellent for the Eyes


Papayas are saturated in Vitamin A and flavonoids like beta-carotene, zeaxanthin, and lutein which keep the mucus membranes in the eyes healthy and your vision on point, preventing them from damage. Vitamin A in them also prevents the development of age- related macular degeneration. A thing to note about the papaya fruit is that the carotenoids present in them are substantially higher than they are in other vitamin A rich foods like carrots.Doesn’t this make wonder why people keep referring to carrots as the go-to food for healthy eyes when papaya do a better job? Well we know!

5. Eases Menstrual Pain

Menstrual pain

If you are female, this one is for you. As a woman, you are well versed in the discomfort of menstrual pains. And wouldn’t you do anything to make that pain stop? It’s safe to the answer to that is, YES. A helping factor to reduce, if not prevent the pain is by eating papaya. Did you know that there is an enzyme called papain helps in regulating and easing flow during menstrual periods? You’re welcome.


From, giving you good vision, to preventing cancer and weight loss recipe, the papaya can truly be called at super food that is here to make our lives a little more comfortable. Best part of it?You do not have to roam all four corners of the world to find them. They are basically everywhere. Ad they are waiting to you to take advantage to all they have to offer. After all, you deserve the best?

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