Can Fruit Fight Cancer?

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The fear of contracting cancer and lackluster attempts at cures have led many people to start looking back to Mother Nature; either as a preventative or as a cure.

A lot of attention has been given to so-called “Super Fruits” in recent years, and with very good reason. These fruits include such delicious choices as strawberries, pomegranates, blueberries, and mangosteen. Even the avocado that you plunk into your salad every day is a powerful deterrent to cancer.

Why? Because all of these fruits contain high amounts of antioxidants that like nothing more than to barrel through your body neutralizing dangerous free radicals.

One particular fruit that is evidently good at getting rid of existing cancers is graviola or soursop. This tropical fruit has a sour taste (obviously), but is widely used by people in Central and South America for cooking and in beverages.

It is quite true that research into this super fruit has been thin since it was first investigated back in the 1970s. At that time, it was found that graviola extract targeted and destroyed malignant cells in test animals. The extract was found to be over 10,000 times more effective than conventional medicines at that time.

The most significant research came from the Catholic University of South Korea, reporting that graviola selectively targets cancer cells, leaving healthy cells untouched. Contrast this with chemotherapy, which indiscriminately destroys all actively reproducing cells (such as stomach and hair cells). Graviola treatments could help cancer patients avoid chemo’s often devastating side effects of nausea and hair loss.

Until laboratory tests are conducted regarding the efficacy of graviola on existing tumors, use of this fruit will be purely a personal decision. Those who are considering using soursop to treat their cancer should be aware that heavy use can bring on Parkinson-like symptoms.

Also, it’s unlikely that major pharmaceutical companies will be rushing to make graviola pills available any time soon. One of America‘s biggest drug makers poured money and resources into testing the fruit’s anti-cancerous properties and were shocked by the positive results; however, because graviola is completely natural, it’s not patentable, so there’s no way to make serious profits from it.


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