This fruit contributes to good heart health in several ways. Fresh papaya contains large amounts of the potassium that helps the body avoid extremes of blood pressure. The potassium also moderates any damage that accumulations of sodium might cause. Also, the facts that this fruit is free of cholesterol and well-endowed with fiber helps to maintain a good ratio between the LLD (bad) and HLD (good) cholesterol. It also reduces the risk of heart problems by boosting the level of folate in the bloodstream. This compound lowers homocysteine levels.
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