Papaya Enzyme Benefits

Papaya Enzyme Benefits

by: Sharon Carter, staff writer

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Although delicious and rich in a variety of essential vitamins and minerals, papaya is most famous for the extremely beneficial natural enzymes it contains. These compounds can help your body to digest protein and carbohydrates more easily, reduce inflammation caused by various health conditions and disorders, as well as potentially improve sexual health in men.

One of the most well-known papaya enzyme benefits is its ability to help your body process protein and carbohydrates. These enzymes help to break down the tough connective tissue in meats, making it easier for your body to process them, and thereby allowing it to absorb more protein with less work. Papaya enzymes can also break down leftover carbohydrates in the digestive tract, helping to regulate blood sugar spikes and keeping your digestive system clear and healthy.

The protease enzymes found in papaya may help to reduce inflammation cause by health issues such as asthma, arthritis, and Crohn’s disease. This can help to limit the interference of flare-ups of these disorders on one’s daily life, and increase an individual’s overall comfort.

In some parts of the world, papaya enzymes are used as a natural erectile dysfunction treatment. Papaya enzymes include a specific compound known as arginine, which can help to increase blood flow in the genitals. When erectile dysfunction is caused by a lack of blood flow, rather than other health issues, the enzymes can make it easier for a man to achieve and maintain an erection when the papaya enzymes are taken regularly.

Although you can achieve these benefits of papaya enzymes by eating fresh papaya, the enzymes are sold as a health supplement in most major grocery stores as well as health food stores, generally as a natural digestive aid.

The benefits of papaya have been enjoyed for centuries and are now pretty common in most grocery stores. A great tasting way to enjoy the benefits of papaya enzymes is by adding them to a fruit salad or adding to your favorite smoothie recipes.  Papaya smoothie recipes are a great way to add a little tropical flavor to any occasion and a creamy richness to any recipe.

Sources:
http://food-nutrition.knoji.com/papaya-health-benefits-maintain-good-health-with-papaya-enzymes/
http://www.livestrong.com/article/151797-benefits-of-papaya-enzymes/

 

 





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