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  • Belize has a wealth of tropical fruits, and if you are visiting this beautiful country on vacation, make sure you take the time to sample some healthy local treats.

    In this blog post, we highlight five great reasons why you should eat Papaya:

    1.) Papaya fruit is an excellent source of dietary fiber, folate, vitamin A, C and E and also contains small amount of calcium, iron, riboflavin, thiamine and niacine.

    2.) Papaya fruit is rich in enzymes called papain and chymopapain which helps with the digestion, particularly it breaks down the proteins from the food we eat into amino acids.

    3.) Eating this delicious Belizean fruit after a meal makes for better digestion, prevents bloating and chronic indigestion.

    4.) This fruit also contains anti-inflammatory properties that can relieve the severity of Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

    5.) The Papaya Fruit can also prevent cholesterol oxidation and can be use in a preventative treatments against atherosclerosis, strokes, heart attacks and diabetic heart disease.

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