Monday, 30 October 2017

12 Powerful Health Benefits of the Egg



Eggs are high in Protein, low in fat and incredibly healthy and tasty. Eggs in breakfast give the feeling of satiety and also has so many nutrients which perfectly fits for your daily requirement of body and mental strength. Eggs contain essential fatty acids which help the body to function properly. According to 'Health Center', if the body lacks these essential fatty acids, you may experience chronic fatigue, poor skin, and hair, loss of muscle strength and weakened the immune system.

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White and brown eggs are identical or different?

Many people have the questions like why eggs color differ? What is the difference between white and brown color egg? So answer given by Eggs.ca. Aside from the color of eggshell, there is a little difference between white and brown egg. The eggshell color depends on the breed of the hens. Nutritionally, both brown and white eggs are identical unless the feed has been enhanced.

Nutritional value of Egg

Each large egg contains 6 gram of protein and 14 essential nutrients like Vitamins A, D, E, folate, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, and zinc. Eggs are one of the few foods considered to be complete protein because they contain all 9 essential amino acids. To keep its nutritional value high or constant, store eggs in the refrigerator because of egg age more in a room temperature. One egg meets 11 percent of the daily requirement of these vitamins. Let's look at the twelve powerful health benefits of the egg.

Powerful Health Benefits of the Egg



1. Promote Weight Loss

Egg in breakfast helps to regulate appetite, lowers the risk of overeating, and helps to avoid food carving. Eggs give the feeling of satiety which helps to maintain weight and prevents from being obese.  One large boiled egg weighs 5 grams of fat. One or two eggs helps in weight loss and perfect for a busy day.

2. Packed with Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Our body produces 11 Essential fatty acids which are necessary for proper body functioning. You will be glad to know that Egg contains these 9 out of 11 Essential fatty acids. Eggs packed with Omega-3 fatty acid which helps to keep blood pressure balanced and cholesterol in check. Eggs are also good to improve symptoms of ADHD(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder).

3. Reduce the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Eggs contain good cholesterols. One egg has 200 milligram of cholesterol which lowers bad (LDL) cholesterols and elevates the level of good (HDL) cholesterol. Decades of research have confirmed that dietary cholesterol does not affect blood cholesterol or increase heart disease risk. This helps to prevent heart disease and keeps blood arteries supple and efficient for long-term health.

4. Improves Eyesight

Egg contains powerful antioxidants which enhances vision and promote eye health. Consuming egg daily also lowers the risk of eye diseases like cataract and macular degeneration.

5. Gives Anti-ageing Properties

Egg contains Vitamin A, Lutein, and Zeaxanthin these three powerful antioxidants which help to keep your skin healthy. Antioxidants in the egg that can prevent free radical damage and slow down the aging process. If you have egg on a daily basis then definitely, your skin will be wrinkle free and glowing day-by-day.

Egg also contains organic pigments like carotenoids which can slow down aging. To get the full benefit from them you need to eat the boiled eggs since they contain more carotenoids.

6. Keep Bones Healthy

Eggs are rich in vitamin D and calcium, these both nutrients are essential for strong bones. Vitamin D and calcium are crucial for growth and development of bones.

7. Reduce risk of Cancer

Amino acids like tryptophan and tyrosine present in the egg, which has potent antioxidant properties to help prevent cancer. According to "Breast Cancer Research" journal, eating eggs every day can reduce the risk of breast cancer by 18 percent. Furthermore, eggs contain a lot of amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that will stabilize your estrogen levels which is responsible for breast cancer.

8. Improves facial glow

Egg contains two types of collagen- type I and type V.  Egg white are commonly used as a beauty treatment. Collagens in egg prominently improves skin texture by promoting collagen level in the skin. Use of egg white facemasks brings a clear glow to the face.

9. Decreases Joint Pain and Stiffness

Egg naturally contains collagen and collagen-promoting nutrients like vitamins B, E, amino acids and sulfur. The high collagen content of egg's membranes makes it especially helpful in the treatment of Connective tissue disorders.

The most prevalent form of arthritis is Osteoarthritis which currently affected millions of individuals worldwide. In osteoarthritis protective cartilage in between the joints wears down over time and causes severe joint pain. Eggshell membranes containing a good amount of collagen which has shown to reduce arthritic pain and stiffness due to osteoarthritis.

10. Reduces Anxiety and Stress

Eggs hold essential amino acids like tryptophan which regulate the release of serotonin. Serotonin is an important neurotransmitter which is derived biochemically from tryptophan. Serotonin which is responsible for relaxation of the brain, calmness and for good mood. Vitamin-D presents an egg helps to combat depression and makes the happy mood. Hence, egg helps in reduction of stress and anxiety.

11. Enhances Cognitive Functions

Egg contains choline, an important neurotransmitter in the brain. Neurotransmitter like choline sends stimuli to the brain. Cognitive effect impairs due to its deficiency. Consuming egg daily provides sufficient amount of choline to the brain.

12. Boost Immunity

An egg or two can help you fight infections, as an egg is the rich source of selenium. Each egg holds 15.40 mcg of selenium. Selenium is an element which is extremely beneficial for a healthy and strong immune system.

Author's Take

As you know eggs are incredibly healthy. Eggs helps the body to function and regulate properly. This why experts recommend eating 2-3 eggs a day, except in cases of diabetes or heart problems, when you should eat only 3 eggs a week.

Sources
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2562489/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5415167/table/t0005/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5415167/

http://www.naturalandhealthyworld.com/what-happens-to-your-body-if-you-eat-eggs-every-day/

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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Preventions of Diabetes

As we know Diabetes mellitus(DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder. Diabetes is caused due to high blood sugar levels over a prolonged period of time. The reason behind raised blood sugar level is reduction or cessation of insulin production by the pancreas. The major cause of Diabetes is living a sedentary lifestyle.

Since 2000, the number of people with diabetes has more than doubled to 285 million. In today's date consequences of diabetes has doubled the ratio. The no. 1 cause of blindness, kidney failure or diseases like end-stage renal disease (ESRD), foot ulcers, surgical amputation is Diabetes  Complications. Since current methods of treating diabetes remain inadequate, prevention is preferable.

Classification of Diabetes mellitus(DM)
The main classification of Diabetes Mellitus is into three, Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes and Gestational diabetes.

Prediabetes

Prediabetes is basically impaired glucose tolerance. Individuals having higher Blood glucose level than normal but not enough high to diagnose Diabetes. Getting diagnosed with Prediabetes is the serious wake-up call to change lifestyle and diet from unhealthy to healthy foods.Prediabetes can be reversed by following below preventions.

Preventions Of Diabetes.

1. Reduce sugar intake

Sugar consumption in moderation is the key to live diabetes-free. As you read my article on sugar is a silent killer of our health  In this, I already explained how sugar is zero nutritional value and how the processed sugar is harmful to our health.  Diabetic diet doesn't mean eliminating sugar altogether. Serving a small of your favorite dessert is not going to give your blood glucose level that many hikes. For a Pre-diabetic individual or High-risk individual instead of having processed sugar, you can boost sweetness with mint, cinnamon, nutmeg or vanilla extract instead of sugar. Avoid sugary drinks and sodas.

2. Control weight 
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Being Overweight or obese is the biggest risk factor for type 2 diabetes. However, your risk for being diabetic is higher if you tend to carry more weight around belly or abdomen region. Belly fat usually surrounds abdominal organs and liver and which is closely linked to insulin resistance and increase the risk for diabetes.
Losing just 5 percent to 10 percent of your total body weight can help you to lower your blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels.
If you carry below weight measurement than you are at high risk of increased blood sugar level -

  •  Women with a waist size of 35 inches or more
  •  Man with a waist size of 40 inches or more

3. Regular check-up of blood sugar level 
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Blood glucose level for a normal healthy person results in the range of 65-110mg/dl and may rise to 120-140mg/dl one to two hours after eating. Consult your doctor which help you by ordering tests and counsel you about monitoring your blood glucose level.

4. Get proper sleep

Not getting a proper sleep make weight loss very difficult. Go to bed early and wake up early. Minimum eight hours of sleep is necessary for good health. Avoid caffeine after the meal if you have trouble sleeping. To get a good sleep there certain foods which help you to keep your mind calm and sleep better which you can read from my last article Foods for good sleep and calm mind.

5. Exercise daily 
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As much as diet controlling is necessary for taking precautions against diabetes, so is the physical exercise on daily basis. Ideally, you should exercise for at least 30 minutes on daily basis. Exercising on daily basis helps to churn out body fats. A pre-diabetic or healthy person in the prevention of diabetes, it is very important to lose weight. It's like very less amount of weight loss has a very huge reduction of risk in diabetes.

6. Keep body hydrated

Proper hydration should be the top priority when considering blood glucose level. Studies have confirmed that dehydration may eventually lead to chronic hyperglycemia or high blood glucose which may indicate diabetes, according to the study published in "Diabetes care" in 2011.

7. Stop Smoking 
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Smoking adds to diabetes and diabetes complications. Smoking may make your body resistant to insulin which leads to increased level of blood sugar levels. Smoking also increases the risk of heart disease.

8. Consume high fiber carb diet

Carbohydrate definitely do affects blood sugar levels, even more than fats and proteins. High fiber carb diet includes dark green leafy vegetables, celery, broccoli, green beans, berries, whole-grain bread, brown rice, etc. You need to limit refined or simple carb diets, these refined carbohydrates include sugars, white bread, pizza, pasta, pastries, white rice and many other. Let's see why this refined carb is unhealthy for you.

When you eat refined carbohydrates, your bloodstream is flooded with sugar which triggers a surge of insulin to clear the sugar from the blood. All this insulin can leave you hungry soon after a meal. This can cause you to overeat, put on weight, and over time leads to insulin resistance.
Focus on high fiber complex carbohydrates - also known as Slow release carbs. High fiber carb food helps to digest slowly and hence preventing your body from producing too much insulin.

9. Medications
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Anti-diabetic drugs are considered boon to control diabetes in a diabetic patient.  Before this, I wanted to be clear Before starting any medication consult your doctor or primary physician care. Considering a low dose of Aspirin which lowers the risk of diabetes and other complications like stroke and heart attacks.

10. See your doctor more often

Diabetes can be detected and monitored by two test first is blood sugar level test and another one is the Hb1Ac test. Hb1Ac test will usually be taken at intervals of three, six or twelve months. High Blood pressures, High cholesterol levels, Morbid obesity all these are associated with Diabetes.
Go for regular body check-ups to your primary care physician. An annual physical examination is very necessary for your good health. Basically, Glucose testing is recommended in the individual aged 45 years or older, and should be considered in adults of any age who are overweight or obese.

11. Maintain healthy diet

A healthy diet is very important for diabetic patients. Make refined carbs and sugary foods an occasional indulgence rather than a regular part of your diet. Make a good change by switching to good carbs. I will give you an example- Instead of white rice, regular pasta, white bread, sugary breakfast cereal, and corn or potato chips you can choose brown rice, whole-wheat pasta or spaghetti squash, whole-wheat bread, high-fiber or low sugar cereals and raw veggies for dipping.
Eating fresh fruits is the best, but if you choose canned or processed fruit juice then make sure there's no added sugar.


Recent research found that people with raised blood glucose level if they follow a good lifestyle of proper exercise and diet has reduced the risk of diagnosing Diabetes. A study has shown "The incidence of diabetes was reduced by 58 percent with the lifestyle intervention and by 31 percent with Medication (metformin), as compared with the placebo.

Author's Take- 

Type-2 Diabetes can be prevented by changes in the lifestyles of Prediabetic individuals or high-risk subject. So prevention of Diabetes is eating less processed food and drink less Soda or carbonated drinks, reduce consumption of a sugary product and indulge in daily physical activities. Share your concerns regarding diabetes.

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Foods for good sleep and calm mind.

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A sleepless night can become a big trouble for the brain, which leads to brains and other organ diseases like Anxiety and affect other organ systems causing eye dark circles, irritation, wrinkles, hair falls, skin darkening, decrease sexual drive and hormones, lack of focus, etc. This article is for the people who have disturbed sleep, incomplete sleep, insomnia patient, sleep apnea patient and basically for all because nowaday's people made a habit of the late night sleeping...

In today's article, we will learn very effective homemade remedies for insomnia and other sleep-related disorder. As food we eat gives energy to the body likewise, better sleep provides food for the brain. Insomnia sound very common or you might be used to it, but if it happens and you ignore it, other problems and diseases start growing with time. Some people do not get proper sleep due to bad thoughts or continues thinking, some people keep changing their position for better sleep, in some situation people sleep but they wake up in the middle of the night or before time and they cannot sleep again. This leads to less or incomplete sleep and this incomplete sleep affects our skin, brain, and body.

So let's take a look at a Home remedy for insomnia and  Sleep-related disorder. This remedy which will improve, cure the problem and help you to sleep properly. And in no time you would be able to sleep better.

Home Remedy

1. Powder Remedy for better sleep

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Important nutrients for better sleep is present in this remedy powder. Magnesium, Zinc, Potassium, and Manganese all are necessary to get good sleep for night, which is present in this remedy. 

Ingredients- 

50gms Poppy seeds Powder
100gms Pumpkin seeds Powder
150gm Dry dates Powder and 100gms Almonds Powder

Process-

Mix all the ingredients in the right quantity. A remedy will be ready. Consume this powder every evening two hours before going to bed. Eat this on a regular basis which will cure insomnia and other sleeping disorders.

Benefits- 

Poppy seeds in this remedy taken because Poppy seeds are very beneficial for stomach, brain, and skin. Poppy seeds contain Zinc, Manganese, and Magnesium. Consumption of this keeps our brain calm, which helps you to sleep better.

Pumpkin seeds are rich in tryptophan amino acid. This tryptophan is very essential which relaxes our mind and helps for better sleep. Also, pumpkin seeds are rich in Zinc. This both help in increase serotonin hormone in the body which relaxes our brain. Pumpkin seeds act as brain food. For more knowledge about How pumpkin seeds essential for brain and body and for its snacky recipe, read my previous article on it-  Pumpkin seeds Benefits for the health.

Dry Dates are also rich in tryptophan amino acids and it's antioxidant properties which help oxygen to reach our brain. After consuming this brain feels relax and we can sleep better.

2. Banana Tea for better sleep

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For a good sleep, the body must have Magnesium, Potassium, and Zinc these essential minerals in a proportionate amount. Banana tea is very helpful in providing necessary nutrients to the body.

Ingredients-

1 Full ripe Banana
3 Cups water
Half tablespoon Cinnamon powder

Process-

Wash the banana to remove impurities and remove top and bottom part of banana by cutting. Cut the banana into three pieces. Boil the water and put this cut banana into it. Boil it for 4-5 min on a medium flame. Add half tablespoon Cinnamon powder. Again boil for 3 min. Switch the stove off. Let it cool till lukewarm. Strain it.  Your banana tea is ready. Consume it before going to bed which relaxes the body muscles and brain.

Benefits-

Having Banana tea before going to bed relaxes the brain and body muscles. The present tryptophan in it helps to increase Serotonin and Melatonin hormone in the body. This relaxes the brain and people fall asleep easily. Consuming the Banana tea on daily basis will provide essential nutrients to the body and give a good sleep and treats the sleeping disorder.

Diet improves brain function and provides good sleep

Eating dinner too less and too more can cause disturbed sleep or sleepless night. Both go hand in hand, eating a too large meal can disturb sleep because of acidity and if eaten too less meal disturbs sleep due to the empty stomach which has strong acid into the stomach.

There are many tips and tricks which you can implement to help to get better sleep. But one of best choice is following better dietary choices. Everybody knows eating the right food at right time gives you the strength to complete daily tasks, improve and strengthen the immune power, improve cognitive function of the brain and basically everything to live us a happy and healthy life. Let's take a look at best foods for good sleep and keeps your mind cool which thereby increases brain power.

Best Foods for Good Sleep

Four main vitamins and minerals in food are responsible for aid in promoting sleep are- Magnesium, Calcium, Tryptophan and Vitamin B6. These nutrients help the body in producing a hormone called melatonin, which is responsible for regulating circadian rhythm (sleep and wake pattern). Whether you want to doze your way slim, or you just want to wake up feeling more refreshed in the morning, check out these foods that help you sleep.

Tryptophan

Choose protein foods that are rich in the amino acid called tryptophan. Tryptophan is the precursor of neurotransmitter Serotonin and then converted into hormone melatonin. Here are some foods which are naturally packed with tryptophan.

  • Dairy products- Yogurt, milk, and cheese
  • Fish- Especially Tuna, Salmon, and Halibut has a large amount of Vitamin B6.
  • Chicken and Turkey
  • Nuts and Seeds- Pumpkin seeds, Poppy seeds, Flax seeds, Almonds, Walnuts, Peanuts
  • Legumes- Kidney beans, Chickpeas, Black beans
  • Fruits- Apple, Bananas, Peaches, and Avocado
  • Vegetables- Broccoli, Turnip greens, Spinach and much more
  • Grains- Jasmine rice, Wheat, Oats, Corn

Magnesium

Magnesium is considered as natural relaxant because it is used in the process of deactivation of adrenaline hormone and neurotransmitter. This adrenaline keeps our brain active. So it.s necessary to stop the adrenaline activity. Here is the food with the immense amount of magnesium.

  • Vegetables- Green leafy vegetables
  • Seeds- Flax seeds and Sunflower seeds are the major source of it.
  • Nuts- CAshews and almonds
  • Fruits- Banana and Avocado
  • Beans- Soybeans
  • Yogurt 

Calcium

Calcium is another necessary mineral in the conversion of tryptophan to melatonin. Calcium plays an important role in contraction and relaxation of blood vessels and transmits the nerve impulse. Let's take a look at foods with a rich source of Calcium.

  • Dairy products- Low-fat Yogurt, Raw Milk and Cheese
  • Beans- Soybeans and Chickpeas
  • Seafoods
  • Legumes 
  • Sardines
  • Vegetable- Broccoli, Green leafy vegetables
  • Fortified tofu
  • Almonds


Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 also helps in conversion of tryptophan to melatonin. The person deficient in Vitamin B6 has linked to lowered Serotonin, hence, poor sleep. Vitamin B6 which is needed to make melatonin.
Rich sources of Vitamin B6 are.

  • Seeds- Sunflower seeds and Flaxseeds
  • Nuts-  Pistachio nuts
  • Turkey 
  • Cooked liver
  • Grains- Bran rice

If you are following these eating tips and homemade remedies your sleeping disorder will be treated, but if you still facing serious sleeping issues or trouble sleeping at night, there's a chance you might be suffering from the sleeping disorder, so consult with the doctor.

Author's take-

All the information given above is true and taken reference from certified books and research study material. Sleep is really necessary to keep our body working properly. Follow above remedies and tips for diet and get solved your sleeping problem. Share your experience related to this post in the comment section.

Monday, 9 October 2017

Inspiring Personality - Jessica cox _first armless pilot

Can you imagine piloting without arms?? Can you imagine super and award-winning martial arts without arms??Yes, the answer would be obviously no for normal people. But let me tell you all that this is proven wrong by only and only lady 'Jessica Cox'. Not only first armless licensed Pilot but also First armless martial Expert, she earned both the title and engrossed her name into Guinness World record- The Only Pilot To Fly With Their Feet. Let's start to know here inspiring journey.



Jessica stated " Handicaps are mindsets. Whatever it is that stands in the ways of achieving something, that's when it's a handicap. I prefer to see them as obstacles or challenges. This is how I've been in my whole life. I don't know any different. I just live my life through my feet."

Truly agree with you Jessica "Disabilities are not limited to physical. They should not stand in the way of success, there's no handicap to success."

Jessica Cox life

Jessica Cox born in 1983 in Tuscon, Arizona. She born without arms due to rare birth defects which even doctors not able to diagnose this rare congenital defect. Jessica's parent William Cox and Inez Cox took her to the various doctor for why she born without arms but there was no response. So Jessica started to do things and daily chores with the help of her feet, which other people do those by their hands. Jessica's father William Cox shared 'she never dropped a tear because of her birth condition' that's her ignited spirit. Her mother Inez cox is the nurse and her father William Cox is a retired music teacher.

Jessica at the age of 3, enrolled into gymnastic classess. And by the age of 6, Jessica started swimming in the backyard pool and tapping out rhythms in the dance class. Swimming and dancing without arms are not at all easy tasks but she accepted itas challenge and moved on with a determination of doing it with an exceptional condition. When the first dance performance arrived she asked to be put on the back row, but her dance teacher told her there was no back row. She performed well as other children have done. Jessica graduated from the University Of Arizona in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in psychology.  If anything, Cox has achieved more than an average person. Jessica got trained under Jim Cunningham a taekwondo instructor.

At the age of 14, Jessica got the first Black belt in the International Taekwondo Federation. By this, she started her name encrypted in World's Guinness Book record. Jessica credited her parents for her role models and pillar of support.

During college, Jessica found an ATA Martial Arts club and started again training in sports Taekwondo. She had to relearn all the color belt materials. Her instructor Cunningham supported her and created such environment for future armless students. Jessica then became the first armless person to earn a black belt in the ATA.

An Armless pilot 

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I know everyone eager to know how an armless woman has flown an airplane with her feet. Jessica always imagined to fly and experience her superpowers. You will not believe that Jessica had a fear to fly on a commercial plane since childhood. Years later she realized her imagination has become reality. Becoming pilot making people fly in the eyes of many that makes her extraordinary. After getting training how to fly for 3 yrs, she became capable and learned how to fly an unmodified airplane with her feets. She earned the title of first ever armless pilot in 2008.

Not only this, Jessica with the help of her 1946 415C Ercoupe Airplane, received the Guinness World record for being the first women in the history to be certified to fly an airplane with only their feet.

Jessica performs all activities by her feet like cooking, eating, swimming, ice skating and many more activities. Jessica got married to Patrick Chamberlain Taekwondo instructor in 2012. Jessica living her life like God haven't made any mistake while making her. The armless congenital defect is not at all defect for her but sure the power and opportunity to go beyond average. She has taken this opportunity to encourage people and clearing their concepts about disability is not a curse but strongest power to prove yourself.

Jessica said 'Desire is 80 percent of success. Persistence means never give up. Never allow your fear to stand in the way of  your opportunity.'

Jessica published her autobiographical self-help book, Disarm your limit in 2015. In today's world, Jessica works as a motivational speaker and she travels the world to motivate people by sharing her own inspirational story. Till now she shared her motivational message by traveling to 20 different countries.


Author's take

Jessica Cox 34-year-old lady without arms stand out an inspiration to all of us. Nothing is impossible in this world - I think this is proved by her. Never think yourself low, it's your desire low so keep your desire high and achieve your goals.

Video courtesy to Nick Spark for making film documentary of Jessica's life.






Sunday, 1 October 2017

Top 10 benefits of Papaya



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Papaya is the best fruit for the health benefits, let's see today what are the benefits of most delicious fruit Papaya and why you have to incorporate this "fruits of angels" into your diet. Since ancient times Papaya is used for many health ailments.
The Scientific name is Carica papaya.
Papayas are considered the world's best fruit for health benefits. Papaya was called "fruits of angels" by Christopher Columbus.  Papaya is rich in many nutrients like Vitamin A, K, E, C and Vitamin B complexes like B1, B2, B3, B5 and B9 and enzymes like papain and chymopapain which aids in digestion. Papaya is a good source of Bioflavonoids and fiber. Also minerals like Phosphorus, iron, potassium, copper, manganese, magnesium and calcium.

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Benefits Of Papaya

1. Improves Digestion

Enzymes in papaya fruit which importantly enhances digestion are Papain and chymopapain. Papain enzyme in fruit helps in the breakdown of tough proteins. Papaya also helps in neutralizing the acidic environment in our intestinal tract, preventing worms and other parasites from residing in our intestinal tract.
Not only enzymes but also fibers content in a papaya benefits digestive system

2. Cancer risk

Papaya has many antioxidants which show the property to reduce the cancer risks. Scientific study has proven that lycopene in papaya can reduce cancer risk. Papaya's Anti-cancer properties attribute the ability to reduce free radicals that contribute to cancer development and progression.

3. Heart health

Too much cholesterol in arteries is also one reason for heart attacks, hypertension, etc.
Papaya is loaded with huge amount of Vitamin C and E which prevents oxidation of cholesterol. Therefore, papaya is considered to reduce bad cholesterol levels due to its high amount of fiber, Vitamin C, E, and Antioxidants. So regular intake of papaya fruit by heart patient will ease the blood flow to the heart and reduces the chances of getting our heart with various chronic conditions.

4. Anti-inflammatory properties

Papaya contains important enzymes papain and chymopapain, which helps against inflammation and promote healing of burns. In addition, the antioxidant nutrients found in papaya, including Vitamin C and beta-carotene also helps in lowering inflammation. Diseases which worsen by inflammation are asthma, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis can be controlled by getting these nutrients.

5. Faster wound healing

Papaya's seeds are great against bacteria. Applying crushed papaya seeds on wounds can help in healing faster. Papaya seeds show significant antimicrobial activity that helps to kills the bacteria and promote faster healing.

The juice from green papaya can be applied on wound swelling and on pus, it reduces swelling and clears the wound quickly.

6. Alleviates Menstrual problems

Menstrual pain can leave you tossing and turning in bed until the pain goes away. OTC drugs can give you temporary relief but they mess with your menstrual cycle, So better stick to natural remedies using Papaya.
Papayas are often recommended to those who have painful and irregular periods. The papain enzyme helps to ease the blood flow during menstruation. Papaya also stimulates the estrogen hormone production, thereby normalizing the menstrual cycle.

7. Boost Immunity

Do you often fall sick? It can be due to low immune power. No worries eating papaya can boost your immune. Papaya rich in antioxidants that scavenge the free radicals that have a negative impact on your immune system.

8. For eyes

Papaya is a good source of Vitamin A which is great for eye protection. It reduces the chances of eye infection by acting as a barrier from bacteria and virus. Papaya contains flavonoids like beta-carotene, cryptoxanthin, and lutein these all keep mucous membrane of eyes healthy and protect from damage.

9. Cures Dengue

No other fruit or medicine can cure Dengue but Only papaya and its leaf has the property to cure Dengue. Consumption of Papaya and papaya leaf juice can help increase in platelet count of those suffering from Dengue.
Add papaya into the salad or have the juice of papaya daily to increase the platelet count.
Juice of Papaya leaf extracted with the help of mortar and pestle is very beneficial for dengue patients.

For detailed info how papaya leaf cures Dengue read this- Treatment of dengue and prevention

10. Get Rid of Skin Problems

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Skin problems listed below can be avoided if you eat papaya in balanced and moderation.
Dry skin
Wrinkles
Pigmentations
Under  eye dark circle
Eczema
Tanning
Acne breakouts

a. Moisturizer: Papaya can be used as the homemade moisturizer. It can be a boon for those with dry skin. Enzymes present in papaya remove all traces of dry and flaky skin and makes the skin soft and supple.
Ingredient- 1 tablespoon mashed papaya and 1 tablespoon honey
process- Mix papaya and honey. Apply on the face using hand or brush. Keep it for 20 min. Rinse with cold water.

b. Anti-wrinkle mask: Papaya peel can help in reducing signs of aging.
Ingredient- Papaya peel
Process- Rub papaya peel all over your face and neck. Keep it for 20 min. Wash with cold water.

c. Clears off Blemishes and Pigmentations: Papaya has the skin lightening properties that helps in clearing blemishes and reduce pigmentation. Also, beta-carotene, enzymes, and phytochemicals present in papaya help promote fairness. You can use this homemade anti-pigmentation mask which is made of a single ingredient.
Ingredient-  1 Tablespoon Papaya juice
Process- Apply papaya juice on the face with the help of a face brush. Keep it for 15 mins. Rinse with cold water.

d. Reduce dark circles under the eye: Green papaya is a natural bleaching agent. Using green papaya is the good ways to get rid of under eye dark circles.
Ingredient- Mashed green papaya
Process- Apply mashed green papaya on your dark circles with the fingertip. Massage there with fingertips in clockwise and Anti-clockwise direction for about 5 mins. Take a clean cloth wipe out material. Wash with lukewarm water.

e. Cures Eczema: Our ancestors used papaya for scar healing, skin burns and on itchy skin.
Ingredient-  Papaya Pulp
Process- Apply mashed papaya pulp on the affected area. Keep it for 30 mins. Wash with cold water.

d. Anti-tan: Papaya contains Vitamin A and C in abundance. A combination with Papain enzymes it lightens the skin and reduces tanning.
Ingredient- 1/2 Tablespoon turmeric powder, 4 cube size raw papaya, 1 tablespoon honey.
Process- Mash raw papaya cubes mix with honey and turmeric. mix well to form a thick paste. Apply this paste on your clean face with the help of face brush. Keep it for 20-30 mins. Rinse face with lukewarm water. Use this mask once a week to get a glowing and healthy skin.

e. Controls acne breakouts: Papaya treats acne and also future acne breakouts. Again, the proteolytic enzyme papain makes the papaya en effective treatment for acne.
Ingredient- 4 cubes of ripened papaya, 1 tablespoon honey and 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
Process- Mash papaya cubes and mix with honey and lemon juice. For better results, before applying paste you can steam-up the face. Apply this paste on the face using face brush. Keep for 15 mins. Rinse off with cold water.

Presence of  Papain enzyme in Papaya makes it unique than any other fruits.
Beauticians says Papaya is the only fruit which can make you look 5 years younger than your age.
If you are planning on looking your best on an event coming up in a few months time, start your daily routine skin care with a natural ingredient like papaya fruit.

Cautions


1. Unripened papaya should be cooked before eating it. Especially pregnant women not to be considered eating unripened papaya because it contains the high amount of latex which is responsible for stimulating uterine contraction.

2. Pregnant and breastfeeding should avoid consuming excess papaya. As papaya contains a high amount of latex and papain that may poison a fetus and stimulate contraction or cause congenital disabilities.

3. The one who is allergic to Papain or latex. So to avoid allergic reaction just avoid papaya.

4. Avoid overconsumption of black seeds which contains carpine enzyme- a potentially toxic substance which can cause paralysis or cardiac depression.

Author's take- 

Papaya is the golden fruits for health and skin. I love to eat papaya in either of form juice or ripen fruit. After getting know so many benefits of papaya you can use papaya like never before. I personally suggest for your healthy living go for papaya in your diet daily.

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