This Fruit Kills 12 Types of Cancer Cells
It is more popularly known as a food for the heart, but the fruit known by various names, including graviola, guanabana, guyabano or more popularly, soursop fruit, is more versatile than most of us think.
Studies have shown that it is effective against 12 different types of cancer, including the following common types of cancers:
Studies of the Soursop
Studies at the University of Nebraska found that the soursop was shown to be effective at “inhibiting tumorigenicity,” as well as “altering pancreatic tumor cell metabolism.”
“These data showed that dietary GFE induced significant growth inhibition of MDA-MB-468 cells in vitro and in vivo through a mechanism involving the EGFR/ERK signaling pathway, suggesting that GFE may have a protective effect for women against EGFR-overexpressing BC.”
The soursop is the largest fruit in the annonaceae family. T is closely related to another well known family member, the cherimoya, which has many proven medicinal effects (good for the heart, stomach and obesity).
Graviola or soursop, also contains phytochemicals such as Anonaine, Annonamine, Anomurine, Asimilobine, Friedelin, Kaempferol, Isolaureline, Quercetin, and Xylopine well as compounds such as Annonamine, and Kaempferol.
The soursop may reach up to 2 kilos in weight and is characterised by its kidney shape and white pulp. The green exterior is covered by a soft spine.
The soursop is not usually eaten raw, although it can. It is usually preferred in fruit juices, frozen desserts and preserves. For juices, water is added to the pulp, which is squeezed and then strained to leave the sourop juice. It can then be drank unsweetened or with your favorite, sweetener. Mine are honey and lemon/lime.
Other Health Benefits of the Soursop
Graviola (soursop) has health benefits for in the fight against several of the leading ailments. The soursop promotes digestion and is recommended in the case of obesity, constipation, coronary disease, diabetes and hypertension.
The leaves and the bark of the soursop tree are also celebrated for their medicinal and cancer fighting properties.