The goodness of Papaya....even helps in weight loss!
March 8, 2007 4:45pm CST
I simply love ripe papayas and always have them at home when in season. The papaya is full of vitamins. They have A, C, potassium in high amounts and also calcium, iron, thiamine, riboflavin and niacin. The papaya is low in calories as well, making it a great snack for just about anytime and a perfect morning fruit to get your day started. I was looking around on the net to know more about the benefits of this delicious fruit and came across this article. http://www.alternative-medicine-online.com/Articles_papaya_weight_loss.html As long as you don't eat raw papaya, the chances of falling ill or contracting diseases is very less. It's better to consume ripe papayas. It is rich in carbs so you might want to limit your intake if you are carb conscious. This fruit packs about twice the vitamin C of an orange. Add it to your arsenal against gallbladder disease, which afflicts twice as many women as men. After analyzing the blood of over 13,000 people, scientists from the University of California, San Francisco, found that women who had lower levels of vitamin C were more likely to have gallbladder illnesses. One medium papaya (about 280 grams), with 188 milligrams of C and a mere 500 kilo-joules, is a refreshing source of the vitamin. Also read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papaya for more on information on this tropical fruit. Now I have more than one reason to enjoy papayas. I just gulped down a cupful..lol What are you waiting for, go buy a papaya:)
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9 Mar 07
my dear, I have tasted Papaya when being in Capoverde Islands...I simply fell in love with it and other fruits like mangoos and fruit of passion...I think all tropical fruit is so tasteful that it deserve all our attention...but you are right papaya is full of benefic effects..it is supposed to have great antioxidants properties and therefore it helps against aging and degenerative diseases....when being in Capoverde, I tried a massage made with papaya...oh it is so particular...they put ripe papaya on your entire body...it is like becoming a slice of bread covered with jam...then they start the massage and you fill something fresh and chilly entering you...than you have a shower and find your skin so soft and delicate!!!! papaya is a great fruit indeed
8 Mar 07
I used to eat this in U.K as a snackj and to aid digestion. I can't find it here locally for some reason. Good job you reminded me ..mayve i can have a look ellsewhere and see where i can track some. I just had a fat lunch and am waitng too digest before i drink some pure grape juice.
4 Apr 07
I'm not too sure if I like papayas or not as they're not commonly available in the UK - they fall under the category of exotic fruit and are quite expensive compared to regular fruit such as oranges, apples, bananas, etc. My husband always tells me how wonderful papayas are and we sometimes buy mango and papaya juice (without added sugar) but to date I've never tried papaya juice on its own, one of these days eh!!! Your discussion has made me determined to go buy some papaya juice on its own hun. Thanks! xx
4 Apr 07
I'm missing my hometown now, greengal.. I love it when I go home to our province coz my dad has a couple of fruits grown near our house. He has papayas, peanuts, bananas, avocado, soursop, and I remember we once had a passion fruit grown too. :P He said it's always good to eat fruits which are freshly picked. :P
2 Apr 07
I used to eat lot of papaya in my childhood but when i started living in hostels, i could rarely get to eat papaya. I never knew that there are this many benifits in Ripe papaya. Thanks for sharing this greengal. Will definetly ask my mom to send me some papayas next week. :)
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29 Mar 07
Does it come in capsule or tablet? I need to lose about 10 pounds and will try just about anything! I don't tend to like fruit, so getting fresh isn't an option. Any other brilliant ideas on what to eat to become thin? With all the vitamins you listed, it sounds like the perfect food.
29 Mar 07
LOL, greengal, papaya is pretty common in my country. Like you said, it really has a lot of benefits for our body. Cosmetic company are adding papayas to their products in the believe that it helps whiten our skin. I really don't know why most of the people here in my country are so obsessed in achieving whiter and flawless skin. I avoid using those products because I have a very fair complexion already. I might end up looking like a ghost...LOL!!!
29 Mar 07
my niece always experiences constipation and find it hard to get rid of her stool. we went to a doctor and he recommended "lactulose" but it didnt worked. My father then suggested to try (yellow)ripe papaya. And presto! she was able to get rid of her very hard stool. papaya therefore is also a good laxative.