Web Stories – 11 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Papaya

Dr. Priyanka Marakini

December 27, 2021

Slide 1- This exotic fruit is filled with antioxidants, which can help reduce inflammation, fight a host of diseases, and help one look younger by keeping wrinkles at bay. 

Slide 2- Lowers Cholesterol: Papayas are rich in fiber, antioxidants and Vitamin C, which help in the prevention of increased cholesterol in your arteries.

Slide3- Immunity Booster: Contains more than 200% of your daily dose of Vitamin C. It is beneficial for keeping several diseases at bay, including scurvy.

Slide 4- Aids Weight Loss: Low in calories and a good source of fiber along with low GI. The fiber content that is present in papayas keeps you feeling full for a long time, thus, reducing cravings.

Slide 5- Helps in Diabetes: The benefits include being immensely helpful for people suffering from diabetes, as the fruit is low in GI and high in fiber, thus preventing blood sugar from rising.

Slide 6- Protection Against Arthritis: Benefit people who are at risk of developing arthritis in the future, as it keeps bones from getting inflamed. This way, various forms of arthritis are kept at bay

Slide 7- Helps Ease Digestion: Papayas have a digestive enzyme called papain along with fiber, which aids your body in breaking down food.

Slide 8- Improves Eyesight: The fruit is rich in vitamin A, which helps your eyesight tremendously by keeping people from macular degeneration.

Slide 9- Prevents Signs of Ageing: With the fruit being an excellent source of Vitamin C, it helps build collagen in your body, resulting in your tissues binding together.

Slide 10- Reduces Stress: Studies have shown that a build-up of cancer cells can be prevented through a daily dose of antioxidants, flavonoids, and phytonutrients. 

Slide 11- Eases Menstrual Pain: Women who suffer from severe cramps should eat papaya regularly. The enzyme papain, helps in the smooth passing of blood from the uterus and regulates the flow

Slide 12- Cancer Prevention: Papaya contains antioxidants, flavonoids, and phytonutrients that risks the development of colon and prostate cancer.

About the Author

The holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences, Dr. Priyanka has more than 7 years of experience in the field of health and wellness. Currently serving as a Sr. Nutritionist at HealthifyMe, she specializes in Weight Management, Lifestyle Modifications, and PCOS, Diabetes, and Cholesterol Management. In addition to being a Nutritionist, Dr. Priyanka is also a Fitness Enthusiast and a certified Zumba instructor. A strong believer in eating healthy, she is certain that the right kind of motivation can help an individual work wonders in their lives.

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