Constipation is the mother of all diseases. When you are constipated, you are withholding harmful toxins that not only damage your body but also cause bloating and weight gain. I have struggled with constipation since childhood and I continue to get constipated once in a while. But it is no more a struggle getting myself to poop. Papaya seems to work like magic. So here’s how papaya works and how you should eat it to completely flush out and clean your system.
- Papaya produces heat in the body.
- It is rich with both fiber and water content.
- Thirdly, papaya contains papain, an enzyme that breaks down tough protein easily.
All of these three amazing properties makes papaya an effective natural laxative. To benefit optimally, eat a small bowl full of papaya first thing in the morning, that is on an empty stomach, or after a workout session. Consume it an hour before your dinner. Eat it in sufficient quantity and not just one or two bites. Avoid making a smoothie, have cut fruit instead. This way, more of your saliva mixes while ingesting it which further helps in better and faster digestion due to the digestive enzymes present in saliva.
If you live in the tropics, a little of papaya everyday will work better at keeping the doctor away! Be careful not to eat too much of it because this fruit does produce heat in the body. Pregnant women should take care. There are so many factors that lead to constipation. I will write an independent post on these. In the meantime, if you are suffering from lazy bowel movement, try having a bowl of papaya before you decide to pop a laxative. Let me know if it works like magic for you too!