Papaya is perhaps one of the most popular fruits. Not just for the great taste but also for its countless benefits. From antibacterial properties to boosting digestion and to being replete with vitamins E, C and beta-carotine, papaya comes loaded with nutrients. But did you know that besides the fruit, the leaves of papaya too are full of nutrients? The leaves of the fleshy fruit are fast gaining importance in the world of nutrition in the form of juice due to its incredible health benefits. Here is why you should think about including papaya leaf juice In your diet too.
Health Benefits Of Papaya Leaf
Besides being highly rich in vitamins A, C, E, K and B, and minerals like calcium, magnesium, sodium magnesium and iron, papaya leaf is rich in enzymes like papain and chymopapain, which ultimately boost digestion and prevent bloating and other digestive disorders. One of the most popular benefits of papaya leaf juice is that it has been suggested by many experts as a remedy to treat dengue. Caused by infected Aedes mosquitoes who transmit the disease into our blood, Dengue fever brings down the blood platelet count to a large extent. Papaya leaf extracts are said to increase the count. Bangalore-based nutritionist, Dr. Sheela Krishnaswamy agrees and adds that as per multiple studies, papaya leaf juice contributes to the production of platelets and increase the platelet count.
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Besides this, papaya leaf also acts as a potent cleansing agent for the liver thereby keeping many chronic liver diseases at bay. It is also known to keep the blood sugar levels in check. Rich in vitamin C and A content, papaya leaf juice suppresses the activity of free radicals and boost skin health. It is also known to have anti-cancer properties majorly because of its compound acetogenin.
How To Make Papaya Leaf Juice
With so many reasons and much more, papaya leaf juice could be a wholesome addition to your diet plan. All you need to do is wash and clean papaya leaves, cut the stem, chop the leaves finely and add it to boiled and cooled water. Blend it well to a dark-green juice. Since the leaves are quite bitter in taste, you can add black salt with a pinch of lemon to it. Mix well.
As per experts, one can consume about 30 ml of papaya leaf juice before breakfast. But make sure to consult your doctor before consumption if you are under medication.
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