Saturday, April 23, 2016

Papaya as a digestant

Papayas are among the most nutritious of all fruits. Papaya extract is sold at health-food stores and is taken by many people for its healing and stimulating qualities. The fruit contains calories, carbohydrates and vitamin C, A, B1, B2, B3 and D; minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and sodium; low in tannic and malic acids; high in proteolytic enzymes that help digestion of proteins.

Both meat and the juice of the papaya are excellent for digestion problems. A papaya enzyme breaks up the milk protein casein and lets it coagulate.  Papain in papaya is effective as a digestant because it functions in both an acidic as well as in an alkaline environment. It is completely effective in both the hyperacidic stomach and intestine.

Papain helps to breakdown protein. It is used to treat digestive system disorders.  Papain breaks down protein in food, allowing for better digestion.

Papaya indeed is also one of the most delicious of tropical fruits and one of the most decorative and colorful when cut into slices and added to fruit salads.
Papaya as a digestant

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