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Upset stomach, indigestion? Dont necessarily blame overeating. For those of us with a few years under our belts these symptoms could signal a lack of digestive enzymes.
Papaya to the rescue.
This yummy tropical fruitcontains a powerful enzyme called papain, which breaks down and digests proteins.Without papain, foods begin to ferment and putrefy in the stomach causing heartburn, bad breath and other unpleasant side effects.
Papaya is one of the more common tropical fruits and is easily found in most grocery stores. Just slice through this pear-shaped fruit and scoop out the black gelatinous seeds. Theyre edible but slightly bitter. Toss em in the compost.
By now you know most anti-aging weapons aim at multiple targets. Papaya is no different. Another one of its bulls-eyes is macular degeneration. Older people frequently acquire this degenerative condition of the retina where it becomes impossible to see out the middle of the eye. Turns out papayacan help keep aging retinas healthy and young.
Hopefully, youre not one of those unfortunate anti-aging warriors hit with late life acne. If you are, youll be glad you discovered this juicy fruit. Itsbursting with alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs).Yes, those very same ingredients in expensive anti-aging creams.
You can have the same effects for about $3.
Just eat the fruit, then rub the inside of the papaya peel on to your face. Leave it to work its magic for five minutes no more and wash off with cold water. Leaving it on longer will irritate and dry out your skin.
Thanks to the papain youll enjoy fresh and glowing skin. And, since papayaevens out skin tone and gets rid of dark spots,youll be able to say sayonara to age-related blemishes.
More great news for your skin – papaya is very low in sodium. It means your body retains only enough water to endow you with beautiful, well-hydrated skin. Goodbye swollen ankles and puffy eyes.
So the next time those indigestion cramps hit you or you catch yourself wincing at sagging skin head off to the fruit aisle and buy yourself some anti-aging insurance.