Besides the sweet and fresh taste and rich in benefits, it turns out papaya fruit known to be useful for preventing cancer.
Lycophene contained within the papaya fruit, is an extremely effective nutrients known to prevent and combat the spread of cancer from the cancer cells.
A recent study found lycophene stimulate the level of defense cells in the body to fight cancer. This can prevent damage to DNA and lipids that inhibit the spread of cancer.
Researchers from the University of Florida found that the papaya can be an effective anticancer agent against cervical cancer, breast, liver, lungs and pancreas. These results have been published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology.
It is known after researchers conducted tests using a tea made from dried papaya leaf extract. Papaya is known to increase the production of chemicals that regulate the immune system.
Dr. Nam Dang from the University of Florida said papaya extracts tested in this laboratory does not have toxic effects on normal cells, so that possibility can be used as alternative medicine. Still, further research is needed to determine their effect on entry into the body.
In addition to containing lycophene, papaya also has other content that is as a source of vitamin C, potassium and folic acid which makes it a very healthy fruit.
Fruits and vegetables contain other compounds are quite good lycophene tomatoes, watermelon and pink grapefruit. Generally rich in foods containing meat lycophene have colorful.