Know the benefits of papaya

A papaya a day keeps the doctor away. Papaya is a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and digestive enzymes with important benefits and properties for our health. Here we tell you some of the most important:

1. Papaya is highly beneficial for the digestive system, as it processes the protein we consume and helps treat digestive problems. In addition, it reduces irregularities in the gastrointestinal system due to its high content of the papain enzyme.

2. Papain has the ability to break down food proteins and neutralize gastric acids. The action of papain is joined by that of carpain, an alkaloid present in papaya that acts on the bile fluid.

3. The nutrients in papaya help in the prevention of colon cancer. Fiber, found abundantly in papaya, is able to bind to tumor-causing toxins and keep them away from healthy cells.

4. Contains folic acid, vitamins C and E, nutrients that protect colon cells against free radicals.

5. The nutrients found in papaya help us maintain a clean and healthy digestive tract.

6. In addition to facilitating digestion, papaya is good against diarrhea and constipation, eliminates parasites that settle in the intestine, and calms stomach pain and inflammation.

7. Its consumption is recommended both for people with hypertension, as well as for those suffering from anemia, rheumatism and gallbladder diseases, according to and

Source: Metro