#2: Ten Health Benefits of Papaya Seeds

Papaya Seeds are nutritious, although not the same as eating the fruit.
  1.  Papain Protein Breakdown: Papayas eat leftovers! Their gut-assisting enzymes like papain break down unused protein leftovers in your food. Always talk to your doctor before incorporating too much papaya in your diet.
  2. Papaya Carpaine Killer: Papaya’s anthelmintic alkaloid carpaine kills parasites and amoeba. Can you picture that? By breaking down the protein structure of parasites or their eggs (ewwe!), papaya enzymes help fight parasites. Talk to your doctor.
  3. Liver detoxification: can be used as a natural treatment for liver cirrhosis, frequently caused by excessive alcohol intake. Talk to your doctor.
  4. Gut Restoration: Like eating yogurt, papaya seeds re-balance the ratio of ‘good’ bacteria to outnumber the ‘bad’ bacteria. Talk to your doctor and nutritionist.
  5. May be useful in Candida yeast infection. Talk to your doctor.
  6. In their 2016 J Assoc Physicians India article, Gadhwal et al cite the use of papaya leaf extract for treating Dengue fever in Pakistan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and other Asian countries. They found that one capsule of Carica papaya leaf extract, 500 mg, can be safe and effective to treat the low platelet count of patients with Dengue fever. Dengue fever is a serious condition, and you should never self-treat; always talk to your doctor. A review of five PubMed articles and the concensus that this issue needs further scientific study may be found here.
  7. Some use papaya skin for a facials, having anti-oxidant effect.
  8. Total body system effects: anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, gut restoration and liver detoxification.
  9. Contents of the papaya fruit (not seeds) may prevent or slow some macular degeneration. See below, as it is too important to overlook.
  10. Every patient age 60 and over deserves a professional annual eye examination.

If you live in an area where you can get papayas year-round, you are blessed!

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Thank you for being mindful of what you eat and how beneficial it is to your body.

Papaya contains a high amount of phytonutrients and Vitamin A that is good for the retina of the eye. Particularly, the macula has a high concentration of the same nutrients found in papaya.

🏵 Remember: An eye exam could be an eye-saver. 🏵

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Learn how to make papaya salsa then integrate into a formal dinner
your friends will remember. Get your chopping board and cutlery ready!
Great opportunity for a teen or disabled or rehabilitation cook to become a kitchen cook!
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Thank you for being mindful of what you eat and how beneficial it is to your body.

Do you have a loved one over age 60? Papayas are rich in anti-oxidants and phytonutrients found in the macula of the eye. For our article on macular degeneration and blindness, and the possibility of losing your drivers license and getting depressed over a decreased quality of life in people over 60 years of age (these are important issues), please read hereImmunonutrition: Papaya.

🏵 Remember: An eye exam could be an eye-saver. 🏵

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Gadhwal AK, Ankit BS, Chahar C, Tantia P, Sirohi P, Agrawal RP. Effect of Carica papaya Leaf Extract Capsule on Platelet Count in Patients of Dengue Fever with Thrombocytopenia. J Assoc Physicians India. 2016 Jun;64(6):22-26.

The Series: “Immunonutrition of the Papaya”

#1: Ten Reasons to Choose Papaya for Immunonutrition

#2: Ten Health Benefits of Papaya Seeds

#3: Five Steps: How to Pick a Papaya: Be Picky

#4: Avoid 5 Forms of Papaya in Pregnant Women and Small Children

#5: Five Steps to Ripen and Store Papayas

#6: Five Medicinal Properties of Papaya

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