Posted on August 05 2015
Why We Love: Papaya By Roki Prunali
To keep in theme with the exotic fruits, I am writing to you pretty birds about the benefits of Papaya. Like their friend the pineapple, papaya is having its claim to fame recently as well. Just think about that beloved Luca’s Papaw Ointment. Tamu and I constantly accuse each other of stealing our Luca’s Papaw because we are obsessed. When used topically, papaya is beneficial in promoting wound healing and infection of burned areas. Let’s see what else papaya is capable of.
Papaya is rich in fiber and Vitamin C which can prevent cholesterol build up in your arteries. Speaking of Vitamin C, papaya contains 200% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C so when you feel like your immune system is heading for a head on crash, pump yourself with papaya to get those natural vitamins in your system.
Sorry boys, but calling out to my girls that have horrible menstrual pain, with several servings of papaya you can regulate and have an easy flow during menstrual periods thanks to an enzyme called papain. This same enzyme is also responsible to improve your digestive health. We can also thank this enzyme for breaking down dead skin cells and helping in promote skin renewal when used topically.
This fruit can be added anywhere into your diet, maybe an exotic salad:
½ Papaya (medium)
6 Shrimp Tails
Grill/Sauté the shrimp tails in a pan with coconut oil. Cut the papaya and avocado into cubes. Mix the ingredients and add condiments to your liking. I kept mine simple, nothing added. Then you can use mint to decorate.