Papaya: Constipation is a condition whereby the fecal matter traveling through your colon remains too long in your colon before traveling out of the rectum.
You become aware that you are constipated if you have difficulty passing a motion or take a few days to do one purge.
There is a saying that if you are suffering from constipation, you have been advised to eat more fruits and vegetables to increase your fiber intake.
Look At What Other Benefits A Papaya Helps You In Maintaining Your Health
For fruit, have you considered having papaya as a constipation remedy or including it as part of your regular diet?
As a natural remedy, it not only aids digestion but also helps prevent constipation.
It provides relief from piles and also has anti-cancer properties.
It has also been shown to lower cholesterol levels, prevents the formation of urinary stones, prevents intestinal infection by parasites and aids in the proper functioning of the body’s immune system.
For lactating mothers, according to traditional beliefs, it also helps to stimulate milk production.
It also contains papain, an enzyme that helps digest proteins (especially food with gluten).
Concentrated amounts can mainly found in unripe papaya.
This enzyme helps prevent the accumulation of mucoprotein (partially digested protein) in the body and lymphatic system.
In fact, papain has been extracted to make dietary supplements for digestion.
Thus, the unripe papaya is considered to have more healing powers for constipation than the ripe one.
Papayas Are A Good Source Of Fiber
Its fiber can keep cancer-causing toxins in the colon away from the healthy colon cells.
Those who are experiencing constipation or at risk of colon cancer should consider taking more papayas.
Papaya’s folate, vitamin C, vitamin A, beta-carotene and vitamin E have linked with reduced risk of colon cancer.
Additionally, the antioxidant nutrients have also been proven to reduce muscle inflammation and the healing of burns and wounds.
Its fruit is slightly sweet, with a musky smell to it.
It is now mainly cultivated in the warm tropical parts of the world but can easily found in many supermarkets.
To prevent constipation and for all stated health benefits, here are three simple of the recipes:
Benefit # 1. Papaya Milk Energy Drink.
Cut papaya and blend with milk in a 50/50 mix.
So add honey if desired. Papaya’s milk is a good energy drink for growing children.
Benefit # 2. Papaya Salad (Thai Style).
Shred green papaya and cut some tomatoes.
For dressing, add chopped garlic, two tablespoon fish sauce, one tablespoon lime juice, cilantro, Thai basil, one teaspoon chopped mint, chili pad (optional) and sugar to taste.
Benefit # 3. Unripe Papaya Juice.
Peel off skin and put in blender.
This recipe is especially good for the lymphatic system and after a meal that is heavy in gluten.
Benefit # 4. Unripe Papaya As Viand.
Medium sliced added with moringa in the chicken soup recipe.
It is delicious to our taste. For the Filipinos, it’s one of the favorite dishes.
So in making it as part of your regular diet is a great idea for a healthy functioning body.
So, there are plenty of recipes found in the stores, from fresh papayas to cans.
Finally, in the tropical countries, papaya can be planted even in the backyards.