Top 5 health benefits of Papaya

Updated: Feb 03, 2014, 04:04 AM IST
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New Delhi: Also known as ‘fruits of angels’, Papaya is a fruit that is not just amazingly delicious but has digestive, medicinal and nutritional value.

The best thing about papayas is that it is easily affordable and is produced in all seasons. It has immense health benefits and is packed with nutrients.

Here are few health benefits of this delightful tropical fruit:

  • Studies suggest that Papaya is an excellent food option for diabetics as it helps lower blood-sugar levels.

  • Papayas help in weight loss as they are high on vitamins and minerals content and very low in calories.

  • It helps in aiding indigestion, constipation, heart burn and irritable bowel syndrome as it contains anti-amoebic and anti-parasitic traits thereby easing bowel movements.

  • Papayas are great for skin and help fight against acne, pimples and other skin infections.

  • Eating a papaya daily can boost one's immunity a lot as it is a rich source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.