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The Surprising Benefits of Papaya

Jan 04, 2018 03:21PM
by Laina Poulakos
Papaya is a wonderful support for good digestion health. This delicious fruit is rich in many valuable proteolytic enzymes, such as papain, chymopapain and caricain which can help human bodies digest and process meat. This is useful because digesting meat proteins can be taxing on the pancreas and digestive system. This process can also cause unpleasant symptoms such as flatulence, due to unprocessed meat and protein in the gut.

Other health issues that can arise from the undigested food in the colon are constipation, leaky gut and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The papain found in papaya has been found to be the strongest and most effective at breaking down meats and other proteins.

When adding either papaya or the herbal enzymes to the diet, this can ensure the proper digestion of proteins and the amino acid for your body—enabling it to repair and then absorb them properly.

January is a great time to enjoy a papaya and start off the year off with a new tool to overcome digestive concerns.

Laina Poulakos is the founder of Mother’s Nature Store and a certified aromatherapist and herbologist. For a consultation and products, call 703-851-0087 or visit


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