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Papaya diet, burn fat from your abdomen

by Georgia Ede
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If you are interested in losing weight quickly , this may be your ideal diet. Below we explain the benefits of the PAPAYA DIET for our body, as well as how it can help you lose weight quickly.

It is a fast diet with a high level of success, which works very well to lose weight before an event, or to cleanse the body after a time of excess.

Among the properties of papaya, we highlight the property of accelerating metabolism and the metabolization and combustion of fats , which is why it is mainly indicated to eliminate abdominal fat, which is where papaya is most effective.

Papaya and its properties

We are going to explain in this section the properties of this tropical fruit native to Mexico, which is currently cultivated in much of the world and is consumed regularly in most countries.

Papaya is an orange fruit inside, its skin is green and yellow, and it has a large number of seeds in the center.

It is a fleshy fruit with a high water content, around 90%, which is why it is considered a diuretic fruit (which helps us eliminate toxins through urine).

It gives us sugars of rapid absorption, more of these the more mature the piece is. The protein intake is low , as well as the fat content it provides.

We have highlighted among its benefits for the body, those that seem most important to us and are scientifically proven. In the first place, papaya has a high content of vitamin A that improves the health of the skin, mucous membranes, as well as the immune system .

Beta-carotene, present in those orange-colored fruits and vegetables, is the precursor of vitamin A, which in addition to improving immunity , increases the secretion of melanin, a natural pigment that takes care of tanning and the protection of the skin. sun exposure.

In addition, the high content of lycopene makes papaya a powerful antioxidant. In addition, papaya covers our needs for vitamin C, provides us with more vitamin C than orange, which improves our defenses , improves iron absorption in case of anemia, in addition to promoting collagen secretion and acting as an antioxidant against free radicals.

Papaya is rich in flavonoids , which act as antioxidants against free radicals and protect us from cholesterol and cardiovascular diseases.

Papaya provides us with fiber , although it is not one of the fruits with the highest concentration of fiber. But, the fiber that it gives us improves intestinal transit, as well as constipation .

In addition, fiber makes glucose and cholesterol absorb more slowly in the blood, which gives it a power to control blood glucose that is very beneficial for diabetic or prediabetic people (people at risk of suffering from diabetes), and in the same way with cholesterol ; which is very beneficial for those people who have to control blood cholesterol levels.

Its papain content helps the digestion of proteins in the diet. It is low in calories since it only provides us with 30 calories per 100 grams of papaya. If you want to check the calories in fruits, click here .

Certain studies reveal that it has bacteriostatic properties, that is, they stop intestinal diseases.

In addition, its content in minerals, potassium, magnesium, calcium and phosphorus help the acid balance, base of the organism.

The consumption of this fruit is also associated with a lower risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases , hypertension, obesity and even some types of cancer.

The papaya diet to reduce the abdomen

The papaya diet bases its operation on 2 clearly differentiated phases that we explain below. To carry out the diet you will only need papayas, olive oil and lemon.

The first stage begins with a single-breakfast phase in which you can only consume papaya. At the beginning of the second phase you can consume papaya, olive oil, water and lemon as explained below.

  • First phase: Single breakfast . Corresponding to the first two days of the diet. During these two days the eating routine is very basic, if you are hungry papaya. You should not consume anything other than papaya. During this phase, the body is intended to cleanse and purify itself.

Papaya has an abdominal anti-inflammatory power and its prolonged consumption significantly reduces abdominal swelling and therefore we will achieve a flat stomach .

Do not worry if during this stage you suffer from diarrhea or constipation, since it is because your body is not used to the excessive and unique consumption of this fruit.

In addition, there is a healing crisis , that is, the toxins are being purified correctly; which can cause some temporary imbalance in intestinal transit during the first days.

This phase should not extend beyond two days since it can generate problems in our body of malnutrition or other gastrointestinal problems.

  • Second phase: Mixed diet based on papaya .  This phase corresponds to days 3, 4 and 5 of the papaya diet. The nutritional routine is very simple too, although other foods are incorporated into the diet, which make it more complete.

When you get up you should have a glass of water with lemon and a tablespoon of olive oil and a plate of papaya. After at least 30 minutes after you have eaten the papaya, you can eat a skimmed yogurt and 30 grams of whole grains.

During the rest of the day you should continue eating papaya accompanied by raw or cooked vegetables.

Recommendations for the papaya diet

Remember that to carry out the diet you must avoid processed foods and that your diet should be based on the consumption of papaya, fresh vegetables, skimmed dairy and whole grains as indicated above.

It is a good strategy to avoid getting bored of always eating the same thing, alternating a plate of papaya with fresh or cooked vegetables every three hours.

Remember that you should eat papaya when you need to eat, so that it does its draining, diuretic and anti-inflammatory function that will make you lose weight quickly.

How many kilos are lost on the papaya diet?

This is a question that is always asked when dieting, well, if the diet assured us to lose x kilos by the fact of carrying it out, it would not be a fully reliable diet, it can give us an average of lost weight or an estimate , but not in itself an accurate and fair data.

This is because an overweight person does not lose the same weight in the same time as a person with normal weight, in addition one person can lose more weight than another due to the level of physical activity or due to the fact of having fluid retention.

Well, having said that, we can say that the weight you lose will depend directly on your will and your involvement in changing your habits as well as its duration .

The average weight lost with the papaya diet is about 2 kilos a week , on average, so there are people who have lost 2.5 kg and others who have lost less than this amount.

Is eating papaya bad? Does eating papaya make you fat?

These two questions are very common and not only with papaya, the fruit is generally demonized and it is believed that it is not correct or it can be harmful to consume it at night, which is a mistake.

In the first place, our body is equally capable of digesting a food whatever time it is, although it is true that it is advisable to eat less caloric foods at night , precisely because we burn fewer calories during the night.

However, there are people who go out for a night run and these measures do not affect them so much, it is simply because they do not lie down directly after eating.

That said, it should be noted that it is NOT bad to have papaya  and that papaya at night does NOT make you fat , we must emphasize that papaya is one of the least caloric fruits and that it also stimulates the metabolism causing us to burn more calories and accumulated fat, especially in the abdomen.

Our advice on fast diets

It is important to bear in mind when doing this type of fast diet that in no case should they be extended beyond the expected duration , and that controls should be carried out with specialists if they want to be carried out for longer, because they can cause damage in our body.

They are fast diets that can serve as motivation to start losing weight , but that we must replace with other more balanced and healthy eating plans.

It is advisable that we opt for healthy weight loss systems, in which we lose weight more slowly but more effectively, since this type of diet tends to have a high rebound effect when we start to eat normally. Therefore, this type of diet is more of a motivation to previously carry out a balanced diet .

Papaya and pineapple diet

This is a combination of the papaya diet introducing the consumption of pineapple to take advantage of all its benefits, pineapple; As we have already commented in multiple posts, it is a nutritionally very interesting food since it provides us with few calories, a large amount of fiber and also acts as a draining and diuretic which helps us lose weight quickly and also contributes to losing volume and thus achieve deflation and show off a flat stomach.

Pineapple is also very good to combat cellulite and also helps us reduce volume of legs and holsters, so if this is your problem, do not hesitate to combine the diet. To do this, you will simply have to include pineapple at breakfast and in your mid-mornings or snacks.

You can see here all the properties of pineapple to lose weight as well as homemade pineapple tea , by clicking here .

Papaya seeds What should we know?

First of all, eating papaya is not the same as papaya seeds, this diet is based on the consumption of papaya meat (pulp).

Papaya seeds have other functions such as liver protector ( liver cirrhosis) and the digestive system. It also protects the kidneys and improves their functioning due to its antioxidant properties .

It is also attributed an improvement in intestinal health since they have antiparasitic enzymes and also contain an alkaloid called carpain that is capable of getting rid of intestinal parasites. There are also studies that fight salmonella and other staph.

In the field of nutrition for weight loss, they stand out for their fiber content that increases the volume of the stool and is easier to evacuate and also contributes to weight loss because they break down and eliminate excess sugars and fats. to prevent them from being stored in the body.

How to take papaya seeds?

They are usually crushed and accompany salads or sauces since they give a spicy touch like mustard, you can also buy them in powder or grate them.

What side effects do papaya seeds have?

On the other hand they warn us that they can have unwanted side effects such as abortion , respiratory problems (wheezing, asthma, nasal congestion), also gallstones , stomach pain, abdominal cramps, bloating, flatulence, etc.

It is NOT a safe food during breastfeeding , nor is it suitable for people taking anticoagulant medication because papain may interfere .

Excessive consumption of papaya seeds or leaves can be toxic so it is advisable to consult your doctor to avoid greater ills.

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