Papayas are those huge, delicious, orange-fleshed fruits that many Filipinos eat or blend into their smoothies. It’s a very popular fruit among the elderly who swear by its health benefits.
But is there any truth to this?
According to researchers, papayas are indeed very nutritious fruits!
Papayas are naturally found in tropical countries such as the Philippines – so it’s not hard to find some. Most papayas are generally very cheap or cost a moderate sum.
The problem some young people have with papaya is the taste. The fruit varies in taste. It’s either bland or sweet. The orange ripe ones are good for snacking and juicing while the unripe light green ones are used for cooking.
Even papaya leaves can be used for the health benefits they grant.
Papayas are full of vitamins and other nutrients beneficial to people. The fruit is packed with anti-oxidants that remove various free radicals while it’s nutrients help with proper blood circulation. In fact while some papayas can be very sweet – they’re also good at regulating blood sugar.
This is great for diabetic patients who could use a little sweetness from time-to-time.
Papayas are also rich in flavonoids that help boost the immune system.
So remember, the simple papaya is an inexpensive treat that our elders have been eating for most of their lives.
Give these delicious soft fruits a chance – you might just enjoy snacking on them!
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