Papaya is not only a luscious treat; it is packed with healthy enzymes, anti-oxidants and other phytonutrients. In grocery stores today it is very difficult to find organic, non-GMO papayas. Sadly, many in the grocery stores and natural health food stores today have been genetically modified to for disease resistance of the plants, uniformity of the fruit, and for growing in areas where papaya is not native. Papayas, like many foods today, are genetically modified not to increase their health benefits or taste, but for profit. One of the best ways to get the health benefits of papaya, and the papaya leaf is to drink organic, non-GMO papaya leaf tea.
Power Enzyme Papain And Your Digestive System
One of the most important for today’s active adults is Papain. Found only in papaya, this super enzyme helps to break down wheat, fats, and proteins to help speed up the body’s metabolism, safely. It is Papain that helps soothe upset stomachs and aids in digestion by relieving heartburn, indigestion, constipation, bloating, constipation, and is believed to calm the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Building Blood Platelets
If you are cut, injured or during surgery, platelets are there to clot your blood. Smaller than either red or white blood cells, platelet levels can be affected by a variety of diseases, medications, and cancer treatments. Increasing your platelet count to healthy levels (somewhere between 150,000 – 400,000 platelets per microliter), can be a challenge, however ongoing world-wide medical research is pointing the benefits of consuming Carica papaya leaf extracts and papaya leaf teas.
Recent medical studies have shown that the enzyme Papain that is found in papaya fruit and the papaya leaf has strong anti-inflammatory benefits. Inflammation is believed to be one of the biggest factors in chronic conditions and diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. Researchers are beginning to see a link between poor digestion and the development of inflammation related conditions. Papaya leaf teas and papaya leaf extracts help to reduce inflammation and encourage a healthy digestive system, thereby preventing further damage.
How To Select Papaya Leaf Tea
Papaya leaf teas are available throughout the year in grocery stores and natural health food stores across the country. However, it is important that when looking for a truly healthy papaya leaf tea, you seek one that is USDA Organic, Kosher-Certified, non-GMO, caffeine free and gluten free. The reason medical journals and research uses the botanical name of “Carica Papaya” is because they do not want it confused with the genetically modified papaya that is commercially available. In addition, because of where non-GMO papayas are raised, it is essential for every savvy consumer to seek out papaya that is purchased through Fair Trade practices.
Papaya is an amazing super fruit. To get all of the health benefits of the enzymes, phytonutrients and anti-oxidants, drink a cup of organic, non-GMO papaya tea every day. Herbal Papaya offers a wide array of Organic, Non-GMO Papaya Leaf Teas for your enjoyment; they are available online and through select retailers throughout the United States and beyond.