Three peaches a day can kill cancer cells in a very short time, confirmed Giuliana Noratto, a food researcher at Washington University.
Professor Giuliana Novatto in collaboration with other researchers discovered that when cancer cells are exposed topolyphenol, a substance that can be found in peaches, they are immediately deactivated.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Novatto and her team offer you a convenient and easy addition to your daily routine with the intention of preventing this vicious disease. Equivalent to the extract of polyphenol from 3 peaches a day is equal to the weight of 55 kg women.
Peaches As A Food Therapy
To test the effects of peaches on breast cancer cells, first a breast cancer cell were injected to mice and then a dose of peach extract was also injected. After the mice were fed with high doses of polyphenol, taken from peaches, researchers have noted that tumor growth is extremely slow in these mice.
However the researchers, realizing that these substances have a protective antioxidant effect on breast cancer cells, were not particularly surprised by this discovery. Noratto and her team were most surprised when they watched the cancer cells become extinct. Polyphenols are slowing the process of metastasis (the spread of cancer cells throughout the body). Noratto said: And we have not even thought about healing metastases at the time.
After 12 days, the researchers found that the rats fed with high doses of polyphenol, didn’t form as much blood vessels responsible for spreading cancer cells. And though, many still pursue strong synthetic drugs, Novatto and her team are fighting for a future based on evidence saying that food therapy does indeed work.
The Compounds Found In Peaches Work Preventively Against Breast Cancer Without Endangering Healthy Cells
Peaches contain strong polyphenols known as clhlorogenic and neochlorogenic compound. Even though these compounds are present in other fruits, a very high percentage is present in peaches.
Novatto confirmed these two polyphenols are responsible for killing cancer ridden cells. Unlike the high doses of chemotherapy given to patients, high doses of peach extracts don’t have any side effects.
Apart from helping with breast cancer, the researchers found that these polyphenols can fight other types of cancer.
So, never underestimate nature.