Papaya “Fruit of the Angels”

If you haven’t tried papaya or made it a staple in your house, you’re missing out. Papaya’s been known for centuries as both the “fruit of angels” and the “tree of life.” Although papaya is available year-round, early summer is a peak time for this vibrant fruit. Papaya is jam-packed with nutrients, flavor, and color, it’s definitely a superfood. This fruit is light, refreshing, perfectly sweet, low-cal, and one of nature’s best offerings.

Papaya is rich in nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, healthy enzymes, and minerals. The combination of papaya’s vast nutrients¬† protect against colon cancer, heart disease, osteoperosis, age-related sight loss, rheumatoid arthritis, morning sickness, and even the common cold and flu by aiding the immune system. It’s also great for the skin and has lots of anti-aging benefits.

Half a papaya only has about 50-80 calories and it’s a sizable snack. Choose a papaya that has a yellow or orange skin and feels a bit soft to the touch.¬† Papaya is best known for its contribution to digestive health. People pay lots of $ mula for papaya extract, it’s even known to debloat! To me, they’re missing the best part – eating the fruit!

One Healthy Breakdown: the superfood that helps to digest more food? Papaya me please!