Soursop which is also known as guyabano, graviola or guanabana is a green, prickly, tropical fruit that can weigh up to 15 pounds and grow about 12 inches long.
It has a distinct sweet-sour flavor, that tastes like strawberry and pineapple, with a hint of sour citrus taste. The leaves of soursop fruit contain medicinal properties which makes them usable as an ingredient in several herbal health care products.
Guyabano or soursop, is also known to contain medicinal properties, which include cancer fighting activity.
A study found that 14 structurally diverse Annonaceous acetogenins, present in Guyabano extract were tested and identified for their ability to inhibit the growth of adriamycin resistant human mammary adenocarcinoma cells.
This cell line was found to be multidrug resistant cancer cells. Some of the acetogenins from the guyabano extract were tested to be more potent than adriamycin, and thus may have chemotherapeutic potential, most especially with regards to multidrug resistant tumors.
20 more laboratory tests conducted in different laboratories worldwide. These all came out with unanimous results:
Guyabano tree extracts, proved to be effective against the growth of malignant cells in 12 different cancer types. These include some of the deadliest cancer forms, such as colon, pancreatic, prostate, lung and breast cancers.
Nutritional Benefits of Soursop (Guyabano)
Soursop or guyabano offers carbohydrates as its main nutrient and they are free of cholesterol, fat and sodium. This tropical fruit is an excellent source of copper, calcium, iron, fiber, niacin, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus, thiamin, riboflavin and vitamins B1, B3 and C. Its leaves are full of essential compounds including fructose, calcium, protein, fat and vitamins A and B.
How Does Soursop (Guyabano) Fights Cancer?
- It fights cancer safely and effectively, as a natural therapy.
- It boost your energy levels and makes your body stronger. This is very important when someone is already suffering from cancer.
- It protects your immune system and prevents serious infections
Guyabano and Weight Loss
The key to weight loss lies in the calories you eat, the quality of those calories and burning as much body fat as possible during exercise. The guyabano can help in this regard by providing fiber, vitamin C and a relatively low calorie count. While fiber manages your appetite, vitamin C has been shown to increase fat burn during workouts. A cup of guyabano fruit contains roughly 150 calories, but you can lower this amount by reducing your portions.