Let’s see why we should add raw green papaya in our diets -
1. Powerhouse of EnzymesWe all know how good papaya is, we get a lot of this fruit in India. However, raw papaya is picked when it’s green, so it retains all its natural enzymes. It has a lot more active enzymes than its ripe version. The two power-packed enzymes of raw papaya include chymopapain and papain. Both enzymes help breakdown protein fats and carbohydrates.
2. Internal CleanserQuite similar to the function of a broom, raw grated papaya cleanses your colon and digestive tract of any old sludge and fecal matter. The fiber acts like an internal broom that helps anyone with chronic constipation, acidity, piles and diarrhea. The enzyme latex present in raw papaya gives your body a sparkling cleanse from the inside.3. Powerhouse of NutrientsA study in the British Journal of Nutrition found that raw papaya has exceptional amounts of carotenoids, in fact more than carrots and tomatoes. Also, the carotenoids found in raw papaya are more bio-available to the human body.4. Great for Problematic SkinSince fiber in the raw fruit cleans the body internally of any toxins, eating raw papaya daily helps with skin conditions like acne blemishes and pigmentation. Green papaya has dead cell dissolving ability, hence it’s the best beauty product in your kitchen. Make a perfect green juice with raw papaya, to give a boost to your health.Read also : (9 Incredible Benefits of Papaya Leaf Juice)
How to Use Raw PapayaTry using this wonder fruit in its raw form in the following recipes -1. Green Juice: Blend raw papaya and cucumber in a high speed blender (we blend and not juice as we don’t want to miss on the amazing fiber), and add a dash of lemon to enjoy this cooling drink. 2. Raw Papaya Salad: Most of us have tried the green papaya salad, it’s just super. Here’s a simple recipe – Raw Papaya Salad.
3. Super Poha: This is one of my favorite recipes for any time of the day. Grate raw papaya, then take a tablespoon of virgin coconut oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and whole red chillies. When the seeds start popping, add few curry leaves, turmeric, chilli powder, grated papaya and, and salt to taste. Stir-fry and add lemon juice and garnish with coriander, grated coconut and roasted peanuts.
4. Papaya Stuffed Parathas: Another yummy way of adding raw papaya in your meal. Just grate papaya and stuff it in your whole-wheat paratha. Enjoy the healthy version of this stuffed vegetable roti for breakfast or kids’ tiffin snack.
Enjoy the powerful punch of this protective fruit in its raw form to keep your body clean and beautiful.About the Author:
Shilpa Arora ND is a renowned Health Practitioner, Nutritionist and certified Macrobiotic Health Coach. She has to her credit Doctorate in Natural Medicine. She is currently based in Delhi NCR region, successfully running her Nutrition Studio with individual consultations, offering life style programs supported by the most up-to-date clinical research.
The opinions expressed within this article are the personal opinions of the author. NDTV is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, suitability, or validity of any information on this article. All information is provided on an as-is basis. The information, facts or opinions appearing in the article do not reflect the views of NDTV and NDTV does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.