12. Helps Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis
While it’s not a cure, papaya’s anti-inflammatory effects can also help ease rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.
13. Helps Prevent Colon Cancer
One of the best papaya benefits is that it may help prevent colon cancer. It’s high fiber content, vitamins A and E, folate and beta-carotene have all been shown to help maintain a cancer-free colon.