Upset tummy? Eat papaya. This fruit is the only natural source of papain, an enzyme that helps breakdown hard-to-digest protein into its smallest components. This process prevents the buildup of bloat-causing gas and other pesky digestive tract problems like heartburn and acid reflux. Here, enjoy the fruit in a yummy salad.
Tropical Chicken Salad
In large bowl, combine 3 cups fresh papaya, cut into cubes; 1 lb. cooked chicken breast, cut into cubes; 1 red and/or green bell pepper, cored and chopped; and 1/2 cup prepared Asian sesame dressing. Arrange mixture over a bag of spinach or spring salad mix. Top with papaya-chicken mixture. Garnish salad with chopped scallions if desired.
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