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Papaya Is Natural Heartburn Remedy

Halt Heartburn With Papaya Enzyme

That chili cheese dog was calling your name, and now that you downed the entire thing in five minutes flat, heartburn and indigestion are making you wish you hadn't. That burning pressure in your chest is unbearable, and if you don't like reaching for over-the-counter meds like Zantac, take advantage of a natural remedy — papaya.

This tropical fruit encourages digestion, eases indigestion (and constipation), and is known to relieve heartburn. The magic is in the enzymes papain and chyomopapain, which break down proteins and soothe the stomach by promoting a healthy acidic environment.

You can reap the benefits by eating fresh papaya or drinking fresh juice, but these options are not always convenient when heartburn hits. Also, eating unripe papaya may lead to uterine contractions making the fruit off-limits for the many pregnant women who suffer from heartburn. Since I should be counted among the pregos plagued with digestive issues, I found some papaya extract tablets that contain ripened papaya fruit with papain, amylase, and protease enzymes. I keep the little $3 tube in my purse, and when I eat something I know won't sit well, I chew one tablet. I'm amazed at how well it works.

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classysassy classysassy 5 years
Interesting! Could have totally used this past weekend in Miami
Spectra Spectra 5 years
I've never tried papaya enzyme for heartburn before, but I'd try it. It sounds more natural than popping an antacid.
weffie weffie 5 years
I'll have to try these! I've always had bad heartburn and an easily upset stomach, including an extreme sensitivity to certain tropical fruits like papaya and mango (I'm convinced that redheads are only meant to consume potatoes lol). Hopefully these won't make me instantly nauseous the way the real fruit does!
amnyr30 amnyr30 5 years
I've been using papaya enzyme tablets for years to cure my occasional upset stomachs. I chew two or three after becoming ill, and they work so much better than things like Pepto-Bismol. I've never tried them as a preventative measure, though. Maybe I'll give it a try. Glad to see others are catching on to the papaya concept!
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