Nutrition experts recommend avoiding fruits after meals, because of the negative effects on digestion. But as every rule has its exception, the papaya is, in this case, the exception that confirms the rule.
There are plenty of reasons to eat papaya more often. This delicious tropical fruit has a long list of health benefits and is particularly ideal for the digestive process. Papaya is a rich source of valuable proteolytic enzymes such as papain, chymopapain, caricaine and glycyl-endopeptidase, which can contribute to the efficient development of the digestive process. Especially after meals whose menu contains meat or other concentrated forms of protein. In addition, papaya enzymes may have varied health benefits and may play an even more important role when consumed on an empty stomach.
Many of us eat large quantities of low-quality meat every week, causing great stress in our digestive system and the production of enzymes of the pancreas. Processed meats, with additives such as sodium nitrite potentially carcinogenic, are particularly worrisome from a health perspective.
To make matters worse, the food rations are excessive, the level of digestive enzymes poor and the production of stomach acid are very low. The combination of all these factors causes a malfunction of the digestive system in general. This contributes to the fact that the meat often ends up partially digested by the time it reaches the large intestine.
The badly digested meat rots, giving rise to the action of large masses of toxic bacteria causing flatulence. But smelly gas is the least of the potential health problems caused by undigested proteins in the colon.
The time to prevent flatulence and other more serious health problems associated with poor digestion, such as constipation, leaky gut syndrome and irritable bowel syndrome, it is not the end of the process in the colon, and it must be at the beginning.
There are certain foods that you should stop eating for a reasonable amount of time. On the other hand, proper chewing is also important for food processing and can significantly help the digestion of carbohydrates. However, to gain an advantage over proteins, proteolytic enzymes such as papain from papaya may help.
What is papain and what does it do?
The term proteolytic means that it has the property of being able to digest proteins and, being an enzyme, papain is one of the most effective in the decomposition of meat and other proteins, comparable to the enzyme pepsin produced by our pancreas.
In fact, papain is often preferred over pepsin in scientific cell isolation procedures, since it is considered more effective. It is also used commercially as a meat tenderizer!
Papain works by breaking the peptide bonds of complex proteins, reducing them to their basic amino acids, allowing their use in optimal functioning and repair of our body.
Dressing with papain meat can greatly speed up digestion!
It can also help with the breakdown of other pesky proteins, such as wheat gluten and milk casein, which are often involved in digestive problems.
Other Benefits of Papaya Enzymes in Digestion
Some people suggest that papain and other plant enzymes would be destroyed by the hydrochloric acid in the stomach, preventing it from enjoying all its benefits. However, other nutritional experts believe that while papain may become inactive because of high levels of acid in the stomach, once they reach the alkaline medium of the small intestine, they will re-activate and produce their beneficial health effects.
Apart from these different points of view, there is often a period, estimated at about half an hour, between food consumption and the production of large quantities of hydrochloric acid. During this time, salivary enzymes and any enzyme in foods of plant origin (or from that kingdom) begin the digestion process. In this time window, adding papain to food can increase and greatly favor protein breakdown. In addition, being papaya a soft fruit the required digestive process is little.
Some of its enzymes can pass into the intestine before large amounts of acid are produced in the stomach. Once in our intestines, papain and other papaya enzymes help eliminate waste from undigested proteins and waste products.
In addition to helping with bloating and flatulence, proteolytic enzymes can also help with more serious digestive problems such as irritable bowel syndrome and help prevent the proliferation of candida fungi in the gastrointestinal tract.
Green fruit contains significantly higher amounts of papaya enzymes than when the fruit is fully ripe. That being said, it may not be as appetizing for most people to eat green papaya. But it must be clarified that green papaya is not eaten raw, but can be baked or baked, even drying the Sun and seasoning it with a little honey is quite delicious. That yes, honey is convenient to add once the fruit is cold.
The bright orange papaya is likely to contain more vitamins and antioxidants and many other health benefits than fully mature papaya. Personally, I use papayas that are at a point where they still have a bit of greenery, to make digestive and antiparasitic juices. A convenient and potent alternative are green papaya supplements.
Fresh papaya is occasionally either unavailable or too expensive. Hence green papaya capsules are a more affordable option. They can be taken with foods rich in protein and are an easy way to improve digestion and avoid intestinal problems in the future.
Fasting Papaya Enzymes?
Usually, papaya enzymes are often taken with food. One way to consume them and gaining popularity is to take green papaya powder or capsules or add the powder to a fruit smoothie, on an empty stomach.
Under these circumstances little hydrochloric acid would be produced, so that papain and other enzymes could pass into the intestine in large quantities, from where they would be absorbed into the bloodstream. Exercising thus an anti-inflammatory effect throughout the body.
Proteolytic enzymes in the bloodstream are known to reduce body inflammation, possibly by removing damaged and oxidized proteins. These damaged proteins are implicated in a variety of autoimmune disorders such as severe allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome. And weaken the immune system, making us much more vulnerable to infections and debilitating diseases.
The papain and other proteolytic enzymes also break down the protein fibrin. One of the main factors in the formation of dangerous blood clots and provide a protective layer for cancer cells. This action of dissolving the protective layer of cancer cells has many experts interested in papain for use in cancer prevention. Even as part of a cancer treatment.
The use of papaya enzymes is well recognized for being safe and well tolerated when used internally. Despite its many benefits, there are some precautions that must be taken with the indiscriminate use of papaya enzyme and some potential side effects of papain. Its use by pregnant women is contraindicated, as well as it can have contraceptive effects in the man.
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