Getting it right with fruits (2)

Dr. Olu Donald

Getting it right with fruits (2)

Papaya (Pawpaw)
Papaya is rich in vitamins (A, C, K, B6, and B12), folate and choline. It contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc and selenium.

  • Immune support: Papaya is rich in vitamins A and C . These help to strengthen the immune system and prevent infections like cold, flu, etc.
  • Anti-inflammatory effects: Papaya contains several unique protein enzymes including papain and chymopapain. These enzymes help lower inflammation and improve healing from burns. In addition, the antioxidant nutrients found in papaya, including vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene are also good at reducing inflammation
  • Promotes lung health: If you are a smoker, or if you are frequently exposed to second-hand smoke, eating vitamin A rich food such as papaya, may save you from fatalities.
  • Digestive process: Papaya contains an enzyme called papain. This helps with the digestive process and prevents constipation.WatermelonIt consists of 92 per cent water and eight per cent sugar. Rich in vitamins A and C, watermelon contains lycopene, an antioxidant that may help reduce the risks of colon, prostate, lung, pancreatic and breast cancers plus other diseases.
    • Rich in electrolytes and water content.
    • Extremely low calories (30 calories per 100g)
    • Their vitamin B6, manganese and thiamin content help the body develop resistance against infectious agents

    They are extremely rich in vitamin C. Also present in pear is vitamin (A, B6, B12), niacin, folate and riboflavin. Minerals contained in each pear include calcium, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium, iron and copper.

    • Cardiovascular and colon health: Pear has fibers which not only help you to avoid the hassles of constipation and regular bowel movements; it also helps to bind the bile salts in the colon and efficiently flushes them out of your system.
    • Cancer prevention: Pears are a good source of hydroxycinnamic acid which helps to prevent stomach cancer. The high vitamin C and copper content act as good anti-oxidants that protect cells from damages by free radicals. At least one serving of pear a day is associated with a reduced risk of lung cancer in women. The high vitamin C and copper content act as good antioxidants that protect cells from damage by free radicals.

    Oranges are rich in vitamin C. One orange supplies around 116.2 per cent of the daily value for vitamin C. They contain low calories and are good sources of vitamin A, riboflavin and thiamin. Minerals present in orange include calcium and potassium. Orange pulp is used for preparing fresh juice which is rich in protein content…….                                                                                 Read more:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Source: Punch