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Is Papaya Good For Diabetes?

September 13, 2019


Hello, I’m Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, is
papaya good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you
download my free diabetes management book which also includes a diabetes grocery shopping
guide (foods to eat and avoid) by clicking the link below. OK, time for another one of my now famous
one question quizzes. Papayas grown on trees, true or false? False, while the fruit papaya grows on a very
large looking plant, it is not a tree, it is actually an herb! The herb itself is the Carica papaya, we eat
the fruit of the herb. Though we really don’t know exactly where
it originated, the papaya is believed native to tropical America, perhaps in southern Mexico
and neighboring Central America. It is now cultivated in most tropical climates. It does not do well in the cold at all. A 2012 study conducted by the Journal of the
International Society for Complementary Medicine Research concluded that papaya exerted a hypoglycemic
and antioxidant effect; it also improved the lipid profile in diabetic rats. The study said that papaya significantly diminished
blood glucose levels in diabetic rats. The study is great news for those with diabetes
who want to add fruit to their diet. The papaya is a wonderful addition to the
diet. Not only is it good, it is helpful in maintaining
blood glucose levels. And it is good for you in other ways. The fruit is a potent source of beta-carotene
and is also packed with vitamin A, B and C. Papaya is filled with anti-oxidants that obstruct
or prevent further cell damage thus keeping heart and nervous ailments at bay. It has been shown that regular consumption
of a generous serving of papaya helps impede progression of Type 2 diabetes. Unlike many fruits that have high sugar amounts,
papaya despite being sweet has lower sugar content. So, is papaya good for diabetes? There is no question that it is. In addition to all that we have talked about,
papaya is rich in fiber which makes you seem full long after you eat it. The problem is that papaya is really only
readily available year round in larger markets. The good thing is, they keep really well. Yet another problem, however, is that is not
cheap. But if you find fresh papaya, buy as much
as you can afford, take it home, remove the rinds and the seeds, cut in cubes and it will
last quite a while frozen. I hope this answered your question is papaya
good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management
book by clicking the link in the description box below. Let me know if you have any other diabetes
related questions. Thank you
I am Ty Mason

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  • Reply Beat Your Diabetes May 8, 2017 at 11:27 pm

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