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Health Benefits Of Papaya by VirtueDigest: 12:14pm On Nov 12, 2020
Papaya also known a pawpaw grows in tropical climate, and its sweetness and vibrant colour has made it a popular fruit in different regions. It is a soft fruit that benefits human health in diverse ways.

Fun Facts:

It is native to Mexico
Papaya grows naturally in the Caribbean and Florida.
It can be added to salads, smoothies and other dishes.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United FAO, India produces the most papayas, over 5 million tons in 2013.

Here are some health benefits of papaya.

It prevents cholesterol build up. This is because it is rich in fibre, vitamin C and antioxidants which prevent cholesterol build up in the arteries. Also, too much cholesterol can lead to several heart diseases including hypertension and heart attack.

It helps in weight loss. Papayas are low in calories. The fibre content in papaya leaves you feeling full and also clears your bowel movement.

Papaya boosts your immunity. The immune system stands as a shield against various infections. Papaya contains more than 200% of the daily requirement of Vitamin C which has made it great for immunity.

Read more: https://virtuedigest.com/health-benefits-of-papaya/?swcfpc=1

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