Amazing Health Benefits of Papaya Seeds


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Papaya, commonly called Pawpaw, is a delicious fruit that has become very popular for its many health benefits. Its content of fiber, calcium, phosphorus, iron, papain, thiamine, niacin, and vitamins, which significantly boost intestinal movement and the immune system are undoubtedly essential to human health.

Interestingly, most people who eat papaya remove its seeds. Unknown to them, these seeds are not only edible, but possess significant health benefits. A small amount of them in your diet could be very beneficial to your health.

Below are some amazing health benefits of Papaya seeds.

  • Eating papaya seeds helps prevent kidney failure problems and helps in treating kidney-related ailments.

  • Papaya seeds have powerful anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that improve digestion.

  • Papaya seeds possess the ability to stop the body from absorbing excess fat and sugar, which speeds up the digestion process and contributes to weight loss.

  • The milky sap from papaya seeds helps in preventing cancer cells from growing.

  • A rich content of various amino acids including glycine, and leucine, present in papaya seeds helps to minimise the effect of aging and formation of skin wrinkles.

  • Papaya seeds are equally rich in protein and calcium. Regular intake of them leads to stronger bones.

  • Research has proven that consuming papaya seeds at the right dosage can greatly increase sperm production for a man.

  • Papaya seeds are often recommended as an effective treatment for liver cirrhosis (a disease, usually caused by excessive alcohol consumption over many years, wherein the liver shrinks and becomes hardened).

Undoubtedly, high levels of digestive enzymes, antibacterial, anti-parasitic and liver-regenerating properties of papaya seeds make them powerful. Regardless, one does not need too many at a time, and certainly not a whole fruit’s worth.

As a precaution, pregnant women should stay away from papaya seeds. This warning on consumption equally extends to those breastfeeding.

While papaya seeds are known to have strong anti-parasitic properties, they may be too powerful for the gastrointestinal tracts of young children. A doctor therefore should be consulted before feeding them to infants.

Source: AgroNigeria