Papaya is available throughout the year and is a super healthy food. Rich in high levels of antioxidants vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, Papayas are super beneficial for the skin and hair. Watch the video to know the benefits of papaya and how to make a homemade papaya hair and skin mask.
Excellent source of vitamin C as its one single medium fruit provides 224 of nutrients.
Papayas contain high levels of antioxidants vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E.
One medium papaya has approximately: 120 calories. 30 grams of carbohydrate – including 5 grams of fiber and 18 grams of sugar.
A medium-sized papaya (approximately 275 grams) contains around-
1.3 grams of protein.
30 grams of carbohydrates.
Less than 1 gram of fat.
4.7 grams of dietary fiber.
21.58 grams of sugar.
Eating Papaya everyday reduces risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, aiding in digestion, improving blood glucose control in people with diabetes, lowering blood pressure, and improving wound healing.
Papaya contains natural bleaching properties which can help in lightening your skin complexion and fade away marks.
The abundance of beta-carotene and plant compounds enhances the skin glow and complexion.
It also helps in wrinkle reduction and aging as it is rich in antioxidants, such as lycopene
The presence of enzymes papain and chymopapain in papaya can decrease inflammation and helps in opening clog pores and controlling acne.
The vitamin A in papaya helps the scalp produce sebum which nourishes, strengthens, and protects your hair.
A study says that ‘compounds in papaya, including lycopene, showed “a potent hair growth stimulating activity’.
The antifungal properties of papaya seeds help in controlling and preventing dandruff.