Papaya is a terrific Natural Enzyme for Digestion and for Exfoliating Skin Cells


All about Papayas

Recently I visited Costa Rica where Papaya’s were part of everyday cuisine.  Up until then, I really never considered eating one probably because I wasn’t familiar with it.  I mean, is it ripe now.   Then a bit after that, I was involved in a conversation with a person skilled in natural therapies and he recommended eating papaya for increasing bowel movements.  Yes, I used that word on a blog.  And yes it is the most important thing a person can do is to be regular.  And I am not talking about size.  I have adopted this motto “Life begins and ends in the bowels.”   I really didn’t plan on talking about this and I think I will leave it at that.  BE REGULAR:)

So Papayas are full of vitamin C and B, some are which ESSENTIAL (meaning your body doesn’t produce it, but needs it)  Papayas contains several enzymes, including papain, a proteolytic enzyme that has an anti-inflammatory effect on the stomach,  Papain helps proteins digest faster, which discourages acid reflux, and has demonstrated effectiveness in treating ulcers and even relieving irritable bowel syndrome.  So when I think about Papaya, I think it is an enzyme which is great for digestions and helps relieve anti-inflammatory problems with the digestive system including IBS, Constipation and acid reflex.  As an extra note, I noticed that when I buy a Papaya, it is very hard.  Here is a tip, if you let it sit out at room temperature for a while, it softens up real nice and is very tasty.  I add Papaya’s to my smoothies!

Papaya Used in Skincare

I personally use papaya in my Good Morning Shining Star because studies have shown that Papaya improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and is attributed to soothing irritation and exfoliating dead skin cells.  So there you have it, Papaya in the body and on the skin.