Papaya, a tropical fruit, is extremely rich in healthy nutrients, including vitamins C and A and potassium. At the same time, this fruit contains antioxidants that can treat numerous health problems.
The enzyme papain that it contains is especially beneficial for our health. The fermented green papaya, if dried and ground into powder, can be added to drinks or meals and consumed in that way.
Some of the Health Benefits Of Fermented Green Papaya:
A potent antioxidant
The great amount of antioxidants which can be found in the fermented green papaya fight free radicals in the body, thus neutralizing their effect. Free radicals are extremely dangerous and the main reason for occurrence of cancer. At the same time, they accelerate the aging process. Enrich your diet with antioxidants from papaya so to prevent your body from the free radicals.
Diabetes, a disease that occur when the body is no longer capable of producing insulin. In a study conducted in 2012, it was proved that fermented green papaya reduces oxidative stress, that is one of the main reasons for diabetes. The study involved people who consumed fermented green papaya for 14 days. The results proved that these people had improved uric acid levels and lower levels of c-reactive protein, that are extremely important diabetes markers.
Scientists studied the fermented green papaya and the effects it has on cancer and they have found out that the extract of papaya leaves prohibits the expansion of tumor cells. The extract of papaya leaves impacts on the cancer growth and found out that it alters and improves the immune system to win over cancer.
Other Health Benefits of Fermented Papaya
Alongside eliminating cancer and diabetes, fermented papaya treats health problems too. One study proved that fermented papaya reduces the risk of neurological and cardiovascular diseases, and health problems connected with inflammation and oxidative stress. In addition, fermented papaya improves interleukin production, which is a protein that heals minor infections and wounds.
How to prepare fermented papaya:
Peel 1 papaya, remove its seeds, and cut its central part. Then, chop it into small cubes and put them in a bowl. Make water and salt solution and pour it over the papaya. Next, cover the bowl with a cloth and let it stay like that for 7 days. After a week, transfer the pieces to jars and repeat once again.
In case you want the papaya pickled, pour over the papaya cubes a mixture consisting of vinegar, sea salt, brown sugar, and ginger and cover the jar with a cloth. Let it ferment for a week. For optimal results, consume the fermented papaya cubes, at least 3 times on a daily basis and drink a lot of water.