5 ways papayas can beauty you up (from the inside and the outside)

10/02/2011 17:12

Looking forward to a natural boost on your looks? Here are 5 ways you can ditch many expensive beauty products for the star of many tropical breakfast tables.

Papaya is good for your stomach – a healthy digestion helps in correct absorption of the nutrients, and is one of the keys for natural anti-aging. Specially effective when eating lighter meals, and before the meals. Also are a natural treatment for ulcers, and, of course, heal wounds on the skin too – even in places hard to heal. The skin is the largest organ in the body and often reflects what is happening inside.

Papaya also is good for weight loss, since it is filling, has very low calories and high nutrient density, and the most ripe ones can be very sweet. Instead of putting white sugar, that accelerate aging and weight gain because it rips off nutrient from the body, using honey too sweeten if needed is proven to aid on weight loss, if eaten in moderation.

Papaya is one fruit rich in vitamin A, which is a treat for the skin. Provides a beautiful tan and fights acne and eczema. Vitamin A also accelerate formation of new skin cells.

Papayas are important ingredients in skin whitening products because it contains papain, a natural enzyme that promotes skin renewal and cell turnover. It helps in gently but deeply exfoliating the skin to reveal newer cells, and has restorative properties that soften the skin.

Papaya is also very good for the hair and helps in controlling dandruff. Homemade papaya masks, just as for skin (pure papaya or mixed with oatmeal and honey), are a highly repairing natural hair care. It also helps minimizing excessively oily hairs.