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!