Papaya is a tropical fruit that provides antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that contribute to a longer, healthier life. It is one of the best fruits to eat on a regular basis. Its vitamin A, C, and E content help manage inflammation, as well as an enzyme it contains called papain. Papain has been known to help aid in digestion and has been used medicinally to help relieve constipation and bloating. Papayas also contain beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant known to have many health benefits. One study. . . found that beta-carotene-rich diets may help men prevent prostate cancer. Papayas are also rich in fiber, potassium, vitamin K, and choline. These nutrients and vitamins give papaya its power in helping to lower inflammation, aid in managing diabetes, helping to reduce cancer risk and risk of heart disease, and helping to fight age-related macular degeneration.