Health & Beauty Benefits of Papaya

papayaHealth and Beauty Benefits of Papaya

Ever since my childhood, I have always detested papaya. I never liked the way it smelt and tasted. Though I have met many people who just love this fruit, somehow I never developed a liking for it. I do know that this yellow fruit is rich in vitamin A and vitamin C, fibre content, potassium and other minerals, anti-oxidants , some enzymes etc. It was recently that i came across an article, which changed my view. Not just health benefits but this fruit also finds lots of applications in cosmetic industry from lip balms to shampoos, you will find many cosmetic products with papaya extracts.

So if you too have been like me- hating, detesting papaya all your life- I give you reasons to reconsider your choice.

Health Benefits

• Papaya seeds and leaves are useful in treating intestinal worms found in the body.
• Papaya helps prevent constipation and also aid in digestion. Papaya contains the protein called papain which is a digestive enzyme that helps in natural digestion process.
• Papaya cleans the stomach and studies have shown that papaya alone eaten for 3 to 4 days has a highly beneficial tonic effect upon the stomach and intestines.
• Papaya juice helps in alleviating infections of the colon by clearing away the infection, pus and mucus. Regular consumption will help in improving the problem.
• I read in many research papers, that skin and pulp of the fruit can be also used for external wounds including surgical incisions.
• Papaya is low in calories and high in nutritive value hence it is an excellent food for those on a diet. 100gms of papaya is just 32kcal 🙂
• Regular consumption of papaya helps to relieve morning sickness and nausea.
• Eating papaya is good for eyesight. So ladies, to reduce the risk of age related macular degeneration which is the primary cause of eyesight loss in old age to ensure that you have 3 serving daily.
• The highly concentrated potassium makes this fruit anti dote for hyper tension. It keeps blood pressure in check and also good for improving mental alertness.papaya drink
• Papaya provides protection against heart disease like atherosclerosis. Being rich in anti-oxidants, the fruit prevents oxidation of cholesterol. Cholesterol as we all know, on oxidation gets accumulated on the blood vessels well and forms dangerous plaques. These plaques cause heart strokes and heart attack.
• Papaya has anti-inflammatory properties and anti-cancerous properties. The anti-inflammatory properties in papaya will help reduce pain for those suffering from arthritis, edema and osteoporosis.
• Papaya is very good for those who frequently suffer from cold, cough or flu because dietary intake of papaya boosts the immune system. The high concentration of Vitamin C and Vitamin A contained in papaya is very beneficial to strengthen the immune system.
• Raw papaya also helps in reducing menstrual irregularities for women. Papaya helps to ease the condition by promoting natural flow of menstruation.
• Despite being a sweet fruit, papaya is recommended to diabetic patients.

Beauty Benefits

Considering the properties that this fruit has, it’s not just good for consumption but can also be moved to your beauty shelf
• Papaya is very good for our skin. Since it contains enzymes like papain , on exfoliation, dead skin can be removed.
• The anti-oxidants prevent wrinkles and pre mature aging of skin, so youthful you 🙂
• Raw papaya when applied on face, helps us say bye-bye to pimples, blemishes and all those awful spots.
• A face pack made of ripe papaya and milk cream is recommended for people with dry skin.
• It protects our skin from ultraviolet radiation. Basically it acts as a natural sunscreen.
• It lightens the skin tone.

So beautiful ladies, i hope that i gave you good enough reasons to get that fruit in your basket the next time you go to reliance fresh.

Also Read:

Everyuth Home Facial- Papaya Face Pack Review
Oriflame White Nettle & Papaya 2- in- 1 Anti-Dandruff Shampoo & Conditioner
Jovees Papaya and Honey Facial Scrub- Review

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30 thoughts on “Health & Beauty Benefits of Papaya

  1. lovely article Puneeta.. Papaya is always best for the skin.. but its too hot for the body- so pregnant ladies shud be careful with it.
    My gynaec had told this to me. and she also said that If ur menses get delayed then u can eat papaya to increase body heat!

    1. Good Morning everyone… yes Bee u r rite… it increase body heat and utrine contraction… (it has latex in it)… but ripe ones dnt.. n overall there is confusion in terms of research results…. So gyneacologist advice to avoid papaya all together … y take the risk

  2. papaya – i wudnt eat it or apply it to save my life even… GOSHHH!!! it stinks.. :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick: :sick:

      1. u like papaya ??? 😯 😯 😯 😯 😯 grrr.. i hate it..like hate will be an understatement..i toh dont even hold a papaya , ever .. :sick: :sick:

  3. hey thank u ppl.
    @ Bee: thanks for adding that info sweetie. :))
    and Naina trust me i was just like u, before these points forced me to give it a shot. i hope someday u might b convinced too 😉

    1. Nice one Puneeta..you are right, papaya is a magical fruit, i never used to like the taste before, but once i applied it on my face and saw the magic, u know after that i started eating it too!!!nothing else works better than this as a face pack i believe!!! :yes: :yes:

  4. This is a good article Puneeta 🙂
    I eat papaya every morning at bfast time…its very good for digestion.

    sumtimes I use mashed papaya in a hair pack…but whenever ive used it on my face ,my skin breaks into a rash…

  5. Hi Puneeta,

    I toh vouch for Papaya’s benefits…. after too many parties and eating outs, I go on a papaya diet for a day and it soothes and cleans my stomach welll….

    Also, i can remove my tan by applying it…. I toh love the papaya…. :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

  6. Nice article Puneeta! :victory: I wasn’t too fond of papaya earlier but since discovering its benefits especially for people with oily acne prone skin, I’ve started liking it ! It does wonders for the skin when applied externally.

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