Avocados have exceptional nutrient content which makes them one of the healthiest foods on the Planet. But, the old myth about the dangers of fats didn’t allow them to be popular among people, until recently. Scientists discovered you should consume avocado for cancer treatment and prevention and here you’ll learn why.
Besides being nutrient-dense and ideal for meeting your daily nutritional requirements, avocados can also help deter and reverse certain diseases.
Scientists don’t stop discovering more incredible benefits of this superfood.
Why Consuming Avocado for Cancer Treatment
In 2015, researchers found a compound in avocado which induces apoptosis (self-destruction of cells) in acute myeloid leukemia cancer cells, without damaging the normal cells and the optimal biochemical and biological environment. This type of acute leukemia is the most common one among adults.
In addition, your brain needs the healthy fatty acids in avocados, which also can’t cause weight gain.
Apoptosis allows space for the newly formed healthy cells. But, since cancer cells are programmed to expand and last forever, this induced programmed apoptosis is what most natural alternative cancer treatments are trying to achieve.
It’ll enable targeting and killing of the cancer cells, without harming the healthy ones.
On the other hand, what chemotherapy does is destroy the environment of cancer including both, cancerous and healthy cells.
Researchers from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada analyzed the effects of avocatin B, a compound in avocado, on acute myeloid leukemia cells. They discovered that this compound induces apoptosis in cancerous cells.
On the contrary, Big Pharma can’t offer anything safe and effective for treating acute myeloid leukemia. They can only try creating synthetic avocatin B.
Nevertheless, the focus of this research was developing naturally derived condensed extracts, called nutraceuticals. Laetrile derived from amygdalin found in apricot kernels is one example of nutraceutical. Unfortunately, it is banned in the USA due to its incredible potential and effectiveness against cancer.
On the other hand, cancer clinics in Mexico use it all the time. So, stateside gringos have to purchase apricot seeds online.
The foods containing the cancer-curing amygdalin won’t be banned as long as they’re not promoted as such. But, avocatin B might be able to induce apoptosis not only in acute myeloid leukemia cells but also in other types of cancer cells.
How to Eat Avocado to Obtain Its Optimum Benefits
Choose a ripe and soft avocado whose skin starts turning black. Cut it into halves with a medium-large sharp knife and pull out the pit, twisting it with the knife. Just be careful as you’re using a knife.
Then, cut the halves once again to make quarters and use the fingers to peel off the skin. However, make sure the flesh that’s closest to the peel stays intact since it contains the richest carotenoid nutritional content.
One easy and surprisingly delicious way to eat your avocado is to sprinkle some sea salt on one of the halves and scoop it, making sure you scrape the skin.
Also, there’s the extremely healthy avocado oil which is available in most local markets as well as online.
You can use it in various ways to obtain the many avocado health benefits, such as cancer treatment and prevention, improved heart and eye health, osteoporosis prevention, improved digestion, and reduced risk of depression and high cholesterol.
At last, we can only recommend what scientists claim to be helpful in the case of cancer as well as for many other health conditions. But, don’t wait for a disease in order to reap the immense benefits of avocado, and start including it in your daily diet even today!
Source Real Farmacy | NCBI | E Times
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