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 10 Reasons to Eat More Papaya

  Last Updated : Feb 06,2017

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Deliciously sweet with musky undertones and a soft, butter-like consistency, it is no wonder the papaya is reputably called the "fruit of the angels".Once considered quite exotic, they can now be found in markets throughout the year.

There are many reasons to buy papaya at first sight...
1. It promotes digestive health .
2. It acts as a laxative and helps to overcome constipation.
3. Being rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin C , it helps to protect against heart diseases by oxidizing the excess Cholesterol.
4. It is also known to enhance your immune support and helps build a shield against common infections.
5. They are rich in flavonoids like beta carotene , lutein and zeaxanthin which keeps the membranes of the eyes healthy and prevents its damage.
6. The high vitamin C and antioxidants in papaya makes it an anti-ageing fruit. Have 1 to 2 big slices of papaya daily to get a soft and smooth skin.
7. The whole lot of antioxidants and flavonoids together aid in preventing from undergoing free radical damage and thus prevents cancer.
8. Vitamin A from papaya is utilized in the production of sebum, a compound necessary for our body to keep our hair smooth and lustrous.
9. Papaya puree applied on skin or papaya slices rubbed on face, acts as a skin cleanser and helps to get a glow on the face.
10. The enzyme papain in papaya is known to relive the arthritis pain.

So get set to select that most yellowish-orange papaya with a tint of green and welcome health.

10 Reasons To Eat More Papaya

Surprise your kid with this unusual combination of papaya and pineapple! let the little one explore the tangy taste even while topping up on varied nutrients and fibre! A glass of this juice provides 4 gm of fibre, which aids in digestion.
A smoothie deserves to be called a meal in a glass, because it is not only satiating but by virtue of the fruits used, it also provides ample nutrition. This energy boosting Papaya, Green Apple and Orange Smoothie is rich in vitamins and fibre. While the fruits and curds energize you, the lingering, mildly tangy flavour of this smoothie refreshes your taste buds too! Use only ripe papayas for this drink. If you do not find green apples, just use red apples instead; that tastes top too!
 by Tarla Dalal
Raw papaya has a mind-blowing crunch that can easily outdo other choices like cucumber and even carrots! Its mildly sweet flavour is also a delight to savour, especially when it is combined with appropriate ingredients like crunchy peanuts, spicy capsicum and tangy tomatoes. Lemon juice and coriander add to the excitement, resulting in a fun-packed Papaya, Peanuts and Capsicum Salad! This salad fits well in Thai as well as Indian cuisine menu.
Combining fruits and veggies in a salad is always a great idea as it produces a very balanced taste and texture. However, the combo has to be selected carefully so that the ingredients complement and bring out the best in each other. That way, the Papaya, Cabbage and Bean Sprouts Salad, ably supported by tomato cubes and spring onion greens is perfection incarnate. With a tangy dressing and a crunchy peanut garnish, it simply takes the diner to foodie heaven!
 by Tarla Dalal
Papaya Coconut Drink shares it's colour with the sun during twilight which is a delight to the eye and the taste buds! Coconut water is an age-old remedy to beat the heat and cool your body. It is also an excellent source of potassium that is required for maintaining the water balance in our body as well as for normal functioning of the heart. Fibre from papaya works at its best when fluid is made available as it absorbs the water and swells, which eases bowel movements and thus keeps our body away from unwanted toxins. Enjoy with a fruity snack like Fruit Chaat or Sprout and Fruit Bhel .
 by Tarla Dalal
Traditionally, frappé refers to a foam-covered coffee drink, but here we have used this frothy format to make a caffeine-free, fruity drink! The Papaya and Apple Frappe is a refreshing chilled drink with the tangy flavour of curds, the natural sweetness of honey, the satiating texture of fruits and the melt-in-the-mouth sensation of foam. Note that this fibre-rich drink is not strained, which adds to its unique mouth-feel, and is sweetened mildly with honey, which is essential to balance the taste. Serve it immediately before the froth subsides.
 by Tarla Dalal
This snazzy orange coloured-carbohydrate rich juice is a fulfilling breakfast idea. The papaya being alkaline by nature prevents acidity and the lemon juice makes it more interesting by imparting its flavourful touch.
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If you do not have time for an elaborate breakfast, whip up a Papaya Mango Smoothie. It is flavourful and colourful and nutritious too, as both papaya and mango are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. This sumptuous smoothie will surely keep you satiated and energetic till lunchtime, just as though you have had a full breakfast.
 by Tarla Dalal
The delightful flavour and amazing texture of this smoothie will surely be noticed by you! An amazing blend of fruits, curds and vanilla essence makes this a real heart throb. In fact, once you taste it, this Papaya and Green Apple Smoothie will win hands down over any junky snack you might consider as an alternative. And it is good for you too, as it contains ample good fat to keep you energetic and active throughout the day. Plus, fibre-rich green apples are bound to keep you satiated for a long time. You will be happy to note that this slow and steady energy giver is perfect for driving you through a workout or sports activity.
Health-freaks will definitely love this drink not just for its nutrients but also for its colour and taste. The fruits and vegetables used to prepare this juice have been carefully chosen, which is infused with sufficient vitamins A, C and digestive enzymes, to meet a daily requirement. It is very satisfying and satiating and provides only 31 calories! To retain the fibre, use a big holed strainer to strain the juice.
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10 Reasons to Eat More Papaya
 on 18 Jul 17 11:14 AM

yes papaya really help in digestive system
10 Reasons to Eat More Papaya
 on 22 Feb 17 03:33 PM

Eat More Papaya because of it helps to protect against heart diseases by oxidizing the excess Cholesterol skin cleanser and helps to get a glow on the face... we love Papaya Mango Smoothie, Musk Melon and Papaya Juice, Papaya, Cabbage and Bean Sprouts Salad thanks for above collective recipe
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Tarla Dalal    Delighted to hear that Simran that you love our recipes. Do keep trying more recipes and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
22 Feb 17 04:49 PM