Enjoy the most healthy negative calorie fruit of all in this negative calorie diet recipe for free: baked stuffed papaya.
Papaya is a negative calorie food that benefits:
- digestion in general and
- diabetes sufferers in particular.
Why? Because papaya is rich in antioxidants like carotenes, vitamin C, vitamin E and flavonoids. And these will help:
1. Prevent atherosclerosis – thickening of the arteries and diabetic heart disease.
How does papaya prevent this? The secret lies in the anti-oxidants.
Antioxidants are known to inhibit the oxidation of cholesterol and cholesterol is responsible for the build-up of fat in the blood vessels.
Anti-oxidants cause the cholesterol not to oxidize, and when it doesn’t oxidise, it will be unable to stick to the walls of the arteries, build-up as plaque and gradually cause heart attacks or strokes.
Compare it with a chimney: if nothing burns, that is, nothing gets oxidized, then your chimney will keep clean. Similar happens with your arteries: they keep clean when your diet is rich in anti-oxidants.
Other than that, just the high amount of fiber in papaya already lowers cholesterol levels.
2. Prevention of colon cancer!
Again the combination of anti-oxidants and fiber explains why:
- anti-oxidants like folate (Vitamin B9), vitamin C, beta-carotene, and vitamin E are known to lower the risk of all cancers
- the fiber of the papaya binds itself to cancer-causing toxins in the colon and keeps them away from healthy cells. In other words: the colon cancer cells wont be able to proliferate.
3. Prevention of rheumatoid arthritis
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Foods rich in Vitamin C like papaya protect against inflammatory polyarthritis: a type of arthritis that can affect one or more joints.
4. Prevention of macular degeneration in the eye.
5. Prevention of lung disease.
6. Protecting the immune system.
How to eat papaya?
Since the health benefits of papaya are so overwhelming, we better teach you some delicious varieties and recipes for eating this healthy negative calorie diet.
Eat your papaya raw for best results but in addition to slicing and dicing your papaya, you can implement it into a meal:
- 3 to 4 slices papaya at breakfast is ideal to start your day
- blend your papaya with milk and without sugar to drink it as a milkshake
- add papayas in salads, the Thai dish up overly delicious and healthy papaya salads!
Ingredients to make a Thai papaya salad
Negative calorie diet recipe : Baked Stuffed Papaya
This negative calorie diet serves 4.
- 4 papayas (12 ounces / 360 gram each)
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 1 chopped medium red onion
- 1 can whole drained tomatoes (16 ounces / 480ml)
- 4 tablespoons of thinly sliced almonds
- 1 finely chopped clove of garlic
- 1 finely chopped jalapeno chili
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Negative calorie diet recipe preparation:
- Cut the 4 papayas lengthwise into halves and remove all the seeds.
- Warm a 10-inch (25cm) or bigger skillet over medium heat and add the ground turkey, onion, and garlic. Cook, stir, and combine until the ground turkey is light brown.
- Drain the can of whole tomatoes.
- Stir in tomatoes, jalapeno chili, sea salt, and pepper. Break the tomatoes apart with a fork and heat to a boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer uncovered, until most of the liquid evaporates (about 10 minutes).
- Place about 1/3 cup of the ground turkey mixture in each papaya half.
- Top off with your sliced almonds.
- Arrange papaya halves in a shallow roasting pan.
- Pour very hot water into your roasting pan to within about an inch (2.5cm) of the papaya tops.
- Bake in the oven, uncovered at 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) until the papayas are very tender and hot (about 30 minutes).
Enjoy this not only super delicious negative calorie diet recipe, but also a super healthy negative calorie diet meal!
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