Papaya is a tropical fruit with a great taste and numerous health benefits. It contains a variety of vitamins and minerals essential for our health including calcium, niacin, thiamine, fiber, phosphorus, iron and a rare compound known as papain. All these nutrients our vital for our overall well-being, which is why papaya should be a part of your daily diet.Whenever we eat papaya, we throw out the seeds, which is a big mistake as they offer even more health benefits than the fruit.

Here are the main health benefits of papaya seeds:

Improve the kidney health -Consuming the seeds more often will improve your kidney health and reduce the risk of several health problems.

Improve the liver health -The papaya seeds will detoxify your liver and keep it clean and properly functioning. Grind a handful of them and add them to your smoothie, then drink it for a month to see the benefits.

A powerful anti-inflammatory agent -The seeds can reduce inflammation in the body and fight inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, gout and rheumatism.

Fight cancer -The seeds are rich in isothiocyanates which can fight lung, prostate, breast and colon cancer better than chemotherapy and without the side-effects.

Antimicrobial agent -Papaya seeds are a powerful remedy against any kind of bacteria or fungi, including the dangerous E. Coli, salmonella and staph.

Destroys parasites -Papaya seeds are rich in carpaine, a powerful alkaloid that can fight intestinal worms and parasites efficiently. Carpaine will also boost your metabolism and protect your gut from parasites.

Improves digestion -As we mentioned before, the seeds are rich in papain, an enzyme which can improve protein digestion and boost the digestive function.

A natural contraceptive -Consuming papaya seeds will keep your libido intact, but reduce your fertility. It has been used as a natural contraceptive which reduces sperm count throughout South Asia for centuries.

If you’re wondering how to consume the seeds, it’s simple – you can either eat them raw or grind them and add them to your smoothies, salads and meals. However, experts recommend avoiding them if you’re pregnant, and consulting with a doctor before giving them to your children. Other than that, you can eat them safely to improve your overall health.