Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Amazing Papaya and it's Benefits

By Fredrick Baxter

There is huge benefits to knowing what food is good for what. It's funny that we will go years and maybe a whole lifetime without learning what the food we are eating does to our body. By sitting down and learning just for a short while, you can understand how the food you eat affects your body, positively, or negatively.

You are what you eat, and if you dont know what you are eating and the effects it may have on you, you are missing out! You could be eating something that is making your health worse, or even hindering your mental performance.

The food you eat often has nutritional, as well as medicinal value. Knowing what the benefits are helps you choose to eat food that fits with what your body needs at the time. If you have a cold, instead of reaching for that tub of chocolate ice cream (which wouldn't help at all) try eating something spicy with cayenne pepper.

What are the benefits of papaya by the way? The papaya is very nutrient rich, and contains vitamins A, C, E, as well as potassium, folate, fiber, calcium, iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, lutein, lycopene, zeaxathin and digestive enzymes.

If you frequently suffer from indigestion, acid reflux, constipation, or gastrointestinal distress, papaya is the fruit for you. It is not only nutritionally rich, but it also does wonders for your overall digestive health.

If packing a huge nutritional punch and improving your digestive system isn't enough, papaya also cleans out your lymph system, helps your heart, and it fights infections.

The next time you are thinking about grabbing a candy bar crammed with calories, do yourself a favor and eat a papaya. Papaya is low in calories, and it's good for you!

Papaya is very nutritional. It is rich in lots of vitamins and nutrients, and it's great for digestion, heart health, infections, and the lymph system. Eat a papaya the next time you crave a snack and you're body will love you!

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