Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Powerful Papaya

Here is another one of those fruits that contain a megaton of antioxidant punching power. It's the mighty papaya, or as the title states, the powerful papaya. Why is it so potent? Papaya is packed with high amounts of vitamin C, E, and beta carotene, all strong antioxidants that lessen the risk of developing cancer.

Many also use papaya to treat digestive disorders. It contains an enzyme called papain that breaks down protein in food, which in turn promotes better digestion and overall well being. Cystic fibrosis and pancreatic disease patients eat papaya to supply their body with digestive enzymes because their diseased bodies do not produce them anymore.

It also promotes male virility. It contains the amino acid arginine that increases blood flow around the penis. Arginine is already used in drug form to promote virility or healthy erections. Papaya could be a safer, more natural option.

Papaya prevents aging. Since it helps in digestion, all the nutrients which were once leached or  out of the body, are now being utilized by the body more efficiently. More nutrients getting to the cells  increases overall health and stops premature aging.

Papaya juice mixed together with cucumber and green bean juice make a powerful colon cleanser. Drinking this for three days every morning, binds the toxins in the colon and flushes them out.

It also prevents heart attacks and strokes because its dense levels of antioxidants prevents cholesterol from oxidizing and then attaching itself to arterial walls (the chief culprit in clogged arteries); therefore, clearing these vital passage ways.  

Lastly, it is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Vitamins C, E, and beta carotenes are good at reducing inflammation. People use it on burns to accelerate the healing process. Asthma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other inflammatory diseases also benefit from daily servings of papaya.

So the next time you are in a super market, please get some papaya. Your body will thank you for it. It's one of the best things you could do for your health. Eat well and prosper!

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