Papaya Can Prevent Cancer

Some fruits are known to have bnayk benefits, so they called the super fruit. Now there is one more super handy and is known to prevent cancer, the Papaya fruit.


Papaya is one fruit that contains lycophene, known as a substance that is highly effective in preventing and combating the spread of cancer cells.

As quoted from Menshealth, a recent study found that levels of lycophene stimulates cells in the body's defense against cancer. This can prevent DNA damage and inhibit the spread of cancer.

Researchers from the University of Florida found that the Papaya is effective as an anti-cancer agents against cancers such as cervical, breast, liver, lungs and pancreas. The results of the study were published in the journal Ethnopharmacology.

It is known after the researchers conducted tests using a tea made from dried papaya leaf extract. The fruit is known to boost the chemicals that regulate the immune system.

Dr. Nam Dang University of Florida say that the extra papaya tested in the laboratory has no toxic side effects against normal cells. So the possibility he could be used as alternative medicine. However, further research is still needed to determine the effect it produces when it enters the body.

In terms of content lycophene, apparently Papaya also contains other sources of vitamin C, potassium and folic acid which makes it a very healthy fruit.

Other fruits and vegetables that contain a fairly good lycophene are tomatoes, watermelons, grapes, and generally foods that contain meat lycophene have full color.