Virtues of fermented Papaya

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Benefits of papaya

Papaya is a tropical fruit rich in benefits for the body. It is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, beta-carotene, lutein, minerals, including magnesium and potassium in good quantities, carotenoids including lycopene, a substance with important antioxidant properties, and amino acids. It also contains an enzyme called papain that can aid digestion and rebalance the intestines. 

Papaya can have an antioxidant effect on the body, counteracting the effects of free radicals, improving cardiovascular health, counteracting inflammatory states and improving skin and hair health.

Food fermentation

We hear more and more often about fermented foods: born to meet preservation needs and present throughout the world since antiquity, they are now being rediscovered for their rich properties and for the better assimilation of certain substances by the body. 

The fermentation process allows the proliferation of beneficial bacteria that increase the nutritional and functional contribution of the food. Some of these are probiotics and prebiotics that have an important action on the digestive and immune systems. 

Fermented foods include some drinks such as yoghurt or kefir, vegetables and some fruits such as papaya. 

Fermented Papaya

Fermented papaya has a very beneficial effect on the body. 

Gastrointestinal system

It contains important digestive enzymes that help rebalance the gastrointestinal system.  It can counteract states of poor digestion, constipation and meteorism.  

Antioxidant action throughout the body

The fermentation process helps to increase the content in antioxidant principles useful in counteracting the degenerative action of free radicals that are produced as a result of psychophysical stress.  

Fermented papaya helps counteract oxidative stress and the resulting cellular ageing that also affects skin and hair.  

Immune system 

It helps to strengthen the immune system and relieve inflammation. 

Several studies have been conducted to evaluate the efficacy of fermented papaya on the immune response and antioxidant power. Clinical studies have shown an enhancement of the immune system and a decrease in certain inflammatory factors (e.g. TNF-α), as well as an improvement in certain systems dedicated to protection against oxidising agents (free radicals).

Energetic rebalancing

Thanks to its nutritional contribution, fermented papaya can help combat fatigue and energy loss by restoring strength and tone to the body. 

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