Papaya is known as fruit of the angles which has plenty of health benefits, but little few knew that seeds are the most important nutrients in the fruit, While most people throw them away, papaya seeds are not only edible, small amounts of them in your diet can be surprisingly good for you.
Improve Digestive Health
Like green papaya, the seeds contain high levels of proteolytic enzymes like papain which can help rid your body of parasites. In the same way that papain breaks down undigested protein waste in your food, it may also break down parasites and their eggs.
Good levels of digestive enzymes in your diet are also believed to help normalize the environment in your intestinal tract, making it less hospitable to worms and other parasites.
The seeds from papaya also contain a unique anthelmintic alkaloid called carpaine that has been shown to be very effective at killing parasitic worms and amoebas.
Many studies have espoused the benefits of fermented green papaya. This popular food derivative is exceptionally rich in antioxidants. These nutrients play a key role in eliminating or reducing free radicals in the body. Free radicals are believed to have an effect on both cancer and the aging process, and antioxidants prevent them from having a domino effect that can lead to accelerated cell damage. A diet rich in antioxidants can have a notable effect on the growth of cancer cells and the aging process, making fermented green papaya a great food choice. For another cancer fighter like papaya try the leafy green arugula.
Traditional Chinese Medicine has been using papaya seeds for centuries to improve the vital functions of liver by effectively removing harmful toxins.
It has been reported to be even beneficial for individuals suffering from fatty liver (liver cirrhosis). Eating a tablespoon of papaya seeds every day is said to be efficient for detoxifying the liver. Of course, a change of dietary and lifestyle (quit drinking) are also crucial to see any improvement at all.
Kidney health and renal failure can be prevented with the use of papaya seeds according to research from the University of Karachi. This also applies to diseases related to kidney poisoning.
Lower High Blood Pressure
As a dietary source of potassium, papaya may help lower your blood pressure. This tropical fruit — grown in Hawaii, Florida, California, Mexico and Puerto Rico — is rich in potassium, a mineral that counteracts the effects of sodium and helps you keep your blood pressure within a normal range. A compound in papaya may have potential as an anti-hypertensive treatment.
Reduce Inflammation In Inflammatory Diseases
Papaya Seeds are anti-inflammatory making them great for alleviating arthritis, joint disease, swelling, pain, and redness.
It can be used as a natural contraceptive. You should avoid eating papaya if you want to get pregnant also for males if they eat papaya the amount of sperm will be reduced.