Sunday, August 7, 2011

Today is day 10 I want Pizza,,,but Instead I have my Papaya....

I am craving pizza because last night I baby sat for my dearest friend and took her two kids to downtown disney for some fun (also figured good way to get in some more excercise with all the walking).   Well, we got as far as T Rex and Lego world before the clouds got really dark and the thunder rolled in.  Oliver (the 3 year old) was so afraid of the thunder so we had to make our getaway.  We stopped at super walmart on the way back for some more veggies this time I picked up some papaya's and collards and some more peaches.  We also ordered a pizza because Oliver said we had to it's his favorite lol.  They totally enjoyed their pizza as I had my juice.  So today is day 10 WOOO HOOO I cannot believe it!  I am starting my day off with some Papaya inspired goodness. 

This combination is awesome and so healthy!

1 carrot
1 papaya
1 peach
1 orange
1/2 green apple

Toatla calorie count for this drink is about 269 calories

Good points
Bad points

Papaya health benefits. Apart from the excellent taste and the digestive enzymes, the benefits of papaya fruit are many. Papayas are bright yellow or orange in color and therefore are rich sources of beta carotene. They are also rich in vitamin C, folates, vitamin B, and flavonoids. There are many minerals in the fruit as well. In addition to soluble fiber, papaya also contains potassium, magnesium, and pantothenic acid. This amalgamation of nutrients helps in improving cardiovascular health and can also help prevent cancers. The enzyme papain could be used to treat sports injuries and is also beneficial in case of trauma and allergies. Papaya fruit benefits come from all the various nutrients that the fruit contains. The fruit is low in sugar and therefore is excellent for diabetics as well. Regular consumption of papaya can help in the prevention of diabetes and atherosclerosis.

Papayas contain a high concentration of provitamin A carotenoid phytonutrients. These are very powerful antioxidants and are very good source of vitamins A, C, and E. All these vitamins act as antioxidants in the body and are able to get rid of free radicals to prevent cancer. The antioxidants also prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. This is important because if the cholesterol becomes oxidized, it may begin to stick to the walls of arteries, making them smaller and causing hypertension. Cholesterol can form plaques in the blood vessels causing blood clots to form or forming arterial blockages themselves.The fiber present in papayas can help bind the toxins that cause cancer. In the colon, these toxins help in keeping the cancer causing toxins at bay. The other nutrients contained in papaya are also known to reduce the risk of cancers, especially that of colon cancer.

Papaya juice benefits can also not be ignored. Papaya juice has many anti-inflammatory properties due to its enzymes papain and chymopapain. Both these enzymes can together lower inflammation in the body. For a person healing from burns, papaya can be an excellent remedy for fast recovery. Apart from the cosmetic papaya skin benefits, the juice of the fruit can also help in healing of flesh wounds. The antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E, together act as anti-inflammatory agents. These are good at reducing both external and internal inflammation. In diseases which are worsened due to inflammation, like asthma, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis, the papaya fruit can be really beneficial. If you are wondering what is papaya good for, the answer is everything. Papaya can be an excellent ‘sick food’. This means that the nutrients present in papaya can speed up convalescence in sick patients. People with inflammatory diseases can actually be aided in their treatment by consuming papayas. The vitamin A rich papaya can also help you avoid the harmful effects of second-hand smoke.

The benefits of papaya juice and the benefits of papaya leaf extract are similar. Among the many benefits for the health and skin, papaya’s nutrients can also boost immunity. Both vitamins C and A, which are found in abundance in papayas, are excellent for the body’s immune system. Together, these nutrients can help prevent illnesses such as cold, flu, and other recurrent infections. As we age, macular degeneration is one of the side effects that many experience. Macular degeneration is a natural degenerative disease that can be prevented by consuming at least three servings of papaya every day. The antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E, are strongly related to the prevention of vision loss and therefore are excellent when it comes to having good vision. The benefits of papaya seeds are also similar because they have similar concentrations of the nutrients that the fruit and the papaya plant contain. However, papaya seeds are considered healthier than the fruit itself because of the high bio availability of the nutrients.

It is known that papaya extract is excellent for the skin. The benefits of papaya for the skin can be utilized in the form of papaya soap. Papaya soaps are made from the extracts of the papaya fruit. The vitamins A, C and E in the papaya soap help in improving the overall texture and tone of the skin. In particular, vitamins A and E help in repairing and rebuilding tissues, whereas vitamin C helps in improving overall skin texture and complexion. Bathing with papaya soap, which contains natural extracts of the fruit, can help make your skin appear more youthful and beautiful. Papaya enzyme benefits for the skin are also similar. These enzymes help the dead skin slough off naturally, revealing beautiful, younger skin underneath.

I wasn't to sure about the seeds but look what I found out (just alittle to late because I through them away next time I will keep them)

Not only are papaya seeds edible, but they are also good for you. Here are four health benefits of papaya seeds.
Antibacterial Properties
Research has found that papaya seeds are effective against E. coli, Salmonella, and Staph infections.
Kidney Protection
Research has found that papaya seed extract may protect the kidneys from toxin-induced kidney failure.
Eliminates Intestinal Parasites
There is evidence that papaya seeds eradicate intestinal parasites. In a study done on Nigerian children with intestinal parasites, 76.7% of the children were parasite-free after seven days of treatment with papaya seeds compared to only 16.7% of the children who received a placebo.
Liver Detoxifier
In Chinese medicine, it is believed that a teaspoon of papaya seeds will help detoxify the liver. Papaya seeds are often recommended by natural doctors in the treatment of cirrhosis of the liver

I did not weight myself today because my scale broke lmao ha ha so until I get another scale I will not know!  But I feel amazing and I will keep going for another 5 days! 

Need a juicer get it at wholesale here ..... 

Off to dance see you tomorrow! 

Love and God Bless!


  1. Congratulations!!! 14.5 pounds is a great accomplishment! Imagine... if you go another 10 days, you could have lost about 30 lbs...

  2. Congratulations!!!..I hope I can be as good as you to stick to the diet once I start. I am so looking forward.