When the idea for The Superfood Diet came along we wanted to incorporate an exceptional food that had a really good digestive component to it. Since a big part of healing and thriving is how well one’s digestion works, we needed something to help provide the body with enzymes and help with uptake of nutrients.
When researching different choices, we came upon raw green papaya powder.
Raw Green Papaya is amazingly packed with vitamins, enzymes and phytonutrients. It contains vital nutrients including potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, E and B. The benefits of green papaya are not only it’s nutrient content though, it actually improves digestion and the uptake of nutrients, raising enzyme levels and improving assimilation. All of this aids in strengthening the body’s natural immune system.
Green Papaya contains two of the most powerful plant proteolytic (the breaking down of proteins) enzymes: papain and chymopapain. These enzymes excel at breaking down proteins, fats and carbs, as well as aiding healthy digestion. Papain can only be found in the papaya fruit and is more effective than pepsin produced by our own stomachs. Unlike our naturally made pepsin which is only activated in an acidic environment, papain found in the Green Papaya can digest protein in any pH stomach environment.; alkaline, acidic or neutral pH. Papain converts proteins into essential amino acids, one being arginine, which our body does not produce on it’s own.
Green Papaya is very beneficial to those with enzyme deficiencies or with low stomach acid output, which is common as we age. The two enzymes in this fruit work together to soothe and calm the digestive system and may also help with ulcers.
Green Papaya can be useful for most gastrointestinal ailments; from easing indigestion to enhancing your bodies defense of colon cancer. The enzyme carpaine present in the Green Papaya possesses an antiseptic quality that helps prevent an overgrowth of undesirable intestinal bacteria and parasites while creating a well balanced environment for beneficial intestinal flora to flourish. It is extremely beneficial to cleaning the dead tissue and waste matter from the intestinal walls and is even known to dissolve pus and mucus. Carpaine in Green Papaya may also be helpful in alleviating hardening of the arteries by assisting to dissolve injured or hardened tissue.
Some possible benefits of raw Green Papaya powder may include:
● Improving digestive health
● Boosting the immune system
● Protecting against urinary track infections
● Improving milk flow in new mothers
● Healing problematic skin conditions & injuries
● Soothing inflammation
● Cleansing intestinal track
● Aiding in elimination of parasites & amoeba
● Fighting nausea & constipation
● Promoting cardiovascular health
● Regenerating muscle tissue
● Increasing elimination of toxins
● Increasing energy
● Fighting infections
● Accelerating the healing of burns, sores, & wounds
Green papaya is a powerful fruit full of essential nutrients and enzymes to promote digestive health. Since enzyme levels decline as the fruit ripens, our papaya is picked when it is still green to retain all of its natural enzymatic qualities.
All of this in just one fruit…amazing!