Diet starts tomorrow.” It is a very common saying that we hear. While it might be harder for some people to maintain or lose their weight than to gain it, but diet probably has never been anyone’s favorite thing to do.
Losing weight might be crucial for certain people, as it is probably related not only to their appearance but more to their health. Whereas being curvy yet still in the range of normal body weight and mass body index, being overweight can create more problems such as higher risk of heart attack or high blood pressure not to mention the daily problem that might occur, such as short breath and difficulty in moving the body. This can occur due to poor lifestyle such as smoking and excessive alcohol intake, eating junk food or not drinking enough water might also slows down somebody’s metabolism which in the end can cause a person to become overweight.
Many product lines from pills, diet milk, or diet cream have been going around the market for quite sometimes but it is always best to try losing weight with natural things. Consuming fruits and vegetables has been proven to be one of the best ways to lose weight, but we also need to look up the nutrition that the fruit and vegetable contain as some of them might still have high level of sugar.
Papaya is one of the best fruit that you can include in you daily diet plan as it is contain most of the components that you will need to lose weight such as its enzyme called papain, fiber, and vitamin A, vitamin C, and Vitamin E, as well as magnesium and potassium
HOW CAN PAPAYA HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT?
As mentioned before that papaya contains enzyme that is called papain. This enzyme is very good at breaking down some types of protein that you consume. After the protein is broken down, it will be easier to move the waste and eventually will faster your metabolism system.
Austrian scientist has performed a study involving numbers or participants who suffer from gastrointestinal tract dysfunction and constipation. After they consume papaya, these participants who used to suffer from the symptoms such as bloating and heartburn, stated that their pain has reduced significantly. This is because of the papain enzyme also can help cleansing the intestine wall. Once your digestive system is better in function, the body’s metabolism system can also increase and will burn the fat faster.
A single serving cup of papaya contain 2,5 grams of fiber or about 10% of our daily value. Despite of the fact that our body needs both soluble and insoluble fiber, insoluble fiber can have more benefits in losing weight. Insoluble fiber can add bulk to the stool and help it pass through stomach and your intestines yet soluble fiber can change its texture to gel once digested hence it can slow down your body waste process.
Fiber also has the power to binds the fat molecules that goes into our body so then it can slows down the absorption of fat. The bounded fat to fiber eventually will be excreted by our body easier. This property is also great to fill your stomach, so you don’t have to eat bulk amount of food or even more, snacks that can ruin your weight loss program.
3.LOW CALORIES, HIGH VITAMIN AND MINERALS
Even though papaya has low level of calories that is only 43 calories in 100 gram serving, but it is loaded with vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E that will be necessary when you want to have a healthy diet. Most of the time when you just started your weight lost program and it is not proper, you might experience dizziness because of your body is lacking energy. The presence of these multivitamin in papaya can boost your immune system as well as your energy level even though you are doing your diet plan.
Since it is also high in magnesium and potassium, papaya can help your body absorb carbohydrate and other nutrients properly so that it stave you off of hunger as well as preventing from your sugar level from spiking up.
4.ANTI-OXIDANT AND BETA CAROTENE
Any weight lost plan must include food with high anti-oxidant and beta carotene as these components can help your body flushes the toxins that might slower your digestive system. Eliminating the toxins can enhance your digestive system as well as preventing you from heart disease.
HOW CAN I PREPARE MY PAPAYA DISH?
One of the easiest ways to eat your papaya is to eat it fresh. Just peel and slice them nicely before may be squeezing some lemon on top of your papaya slice to freshen it up. You can have it as the side to your omelet breakfast or your dinner.
Drinking papaya juice can also be very refreshing and good for your weight loss program. Other than the fiber, papaya juice can also boost the water intake of your body. Adding some almond milk to your papaya juice can also create a higher fiber drink for your day.
Eating green papaya salad is another way that you can enhance the intake of papain enzyme in your body. This is because green papaya or the unripe papaya has the highest papain enzyme level compared to the ripe papaya.
Of course you don’t have to eat papaya all day long. however, it is always good to add it to your diet plan. But remember to consume only fresh papaya if you are on a weight loss program. Canned papaya might also have the papaya flesh, however, the preservatives that has been added is not a recommended ingredient to your healthy diet plan. Also in most canned papaya, sugar has also been added that can have a bad impact to your body.
The result of this papaya diet might differ from one person to another depending on their metabolism system but it is never a mistake to eat healthy food that comes from the nature.