In phytotherapy, food supplements based on Papaya fermented to invigorate the body, raise the immune defenses e slow down the aging process premature, caused by the action of free radicals.
Research has shown that the active ingredients contained in fermented papaya are able to fight oxidative stress, caused by the breakdown ofphysiological balance, between production and elimination, by the antioxidant defense systems, towards oxidizing substances.
However, a distinction must be made between the antioxidant properties of the fruit in its natural state, and those, more marked, from it acquired at the end of a fermentation alcoholic at low temperature lasting 8 - 10 months.
The antioxidant properties allow the body to defend itself against what experts call it oxidative stress, i.e. the excess of free radicals in the body.
Oxidative stress and premature aging
One incorrect lifestyle, exposure to UVA and UVB rays, allair pollution, toxic substances (such as solvents, heavy metals, pesticides, detergents), the water contamination, infections, a diet lacking in minerals and vitamins e psycho-physical fatigue excessive weaken the organism and "age" it prematurely. All these factors produce reactive molecules in our body called free radicals.
Normally, in good health, free radicals are deactivated by antioxidant substances, but they can become harmful if in excess, because damage all components of the cell, included protein, lipids e DNA. In fact, the increase in these attacks induces wrong codes in the genomes. The repetition of these errors causes cell death (apoptosis).
The more frequent these manifestations are, the more accelerated is thereaging of the skin (wrinkles, loss of elasticity, spots), of eyes (cataracts, macular degeneration), del brain (Alzheimer's, brain degeneration), diabetes, cardiovascular disease, arteriosclerosis, arthritis, muscle degeneration. Normal human cells have a limited number of cell divisions and eventually they enter a state of called non-divisibility repeatable senility.
Il immune system is closely related to the antioxidant system since, among other things, it deals with destroying the components of cells altered by oxidative stress. The lowering of our natural defenses is often accompanied by a weakening of the endocrine glands with a decrease in the various hormones essential for the correct functioning of the organism.
But how is papaya eaten?
The properties of fermented papaya
The properties of fermented papaya derive from the presence of numerous enzymes, mineral salts e Vitamins which play a very powerful antioxidant activity ed energizing. The unripe fruit of papaya contains many more enzymes than the ripe one and among these the most important are the papain the pope and papaalisozyme.
In addition to these enzymes, in its phytocomplex we find in highly available form and in considerable quantities also vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin A, riboflavin, niacin, thiamine, calcium, phosphorus, iron.
- Antioxidant action: recent studies have confirmed that la fermented papaya there is a "rejuvenating" effect general mainly due to enzymes, very important substances that become part of all the chemical reactions of the body, capable of activate e favor the fundamental processes of life itself. Modern nutrition often does not provide us with an adequate amount of enzymes, since the cooking and storage they deplete our foods of these fundamental nutrients, for this reason it is useful to integrate with fermented papaya to counteract aging.
- Protective action: papaya reduces the incidence of some degenerative diseases cardiovascular, cutaneous, and neoplastic. I flavonoids present regulate the permeability of blood vessels, promoting blood circulation in general. Furthermore, they inhibit the synthesis of numerous enzymes involved in the processes of tumor genesis. Potassium, magnesium and calcium are useful in the proper functioning of bones, especially during menopause to preventOsteoporosis. The Vitamin E protects cell membranes from degradation processes (lipoperoxidation) and has vasoprotective properties ed skin elasticizers.
- Immunostimulating action: fermented papaya strengthens the immune system by helping the body to defend itself from external aggressions, because it helps to restoreacid-base balance, due to the alkalizing effect of the papain enzyme. The pathogenic bacteria that usually live in our intestine, proliferate in an acidic environment, if we invert the PH to the soil they die, and consequently our immune system is strengthened starting from the bacterial flora.
- Digestive action: la papain, it also has aproteolytic action, that is, it favors the protein degradation by the body. Helping to break down proteins faster, on the one hand improves digestion, while on the other it contrasts the formation of waste substances that the body must eliminate, as toxic, supporting the excretory organs, in thedisposal and disposal of toxins, thus purifying the blood.
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