Papaya acts as a natural antacid and helps with digestion
Papaya acts as a natural antacid. The fruit also contains papain, an enzyme the helps digest proteins. Eaten raw, juiced or dried, papaya slices all work well. Papaya also contains nutrients that help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. Only when cholesterol becomes oxidized is it able to stick to and build up in blood. Papayas are also a good source of fiber.