It`s no wonder than even the ancient Mayan culture has recognized Avocados as fruit of the Gods thanks to its endless heath benefits and smooth almost velvet-like texture. Whatever it is one thing is for sure –the Avacado is a strong and powerful gift from nature that possesses cancer fighting substances and the ability to prolong your life.
Some of the Known Benefits of Avocados
If you know anything about avocados than you are probably aware that they are a nutrient dense food packed with Vitamin B5, B6, K, C, and A as well as magnesium. Furthermore they also are loaded with potassium and other essential minerals like iron, zinc, copper and calcium. But the health benefits of this amazing fruit don’t stop here because according to new researches avocados can be a powerful ally in the fight against cancer.
Avocados VS Cancer
Cancer can attack almost any function of the body and spread rapidly so there are many different types of cancer but still no definite cure.
Avocados have helped to shorten the gap to a cure when it comes to a specific type know as leukemia. A property found in avocados has shown the ability to fight free radical cells which compose the blood cancer AMLL. The name of this new property is Avocatin B.
What is Avocatin B?
Profesoor Paul Spagnuolo from the University of Waterloo Researcher has discovered this vitamin compound and brought it closely to the public eye. So far the avocado is the only fruit which has it making it a more unique than ever.
In that same research Professor Spagnuolo has proven that the cells affected with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) can be battled with Avocatin B. The Professor states: “The stem cell is largely responsible for the disease developing and it’s the reason why so many patients with leukemia relapse. We’ve performed many rounds of testing to determine how this new drug works at a molecular level and confirmed that it targets stem cells selectively, leaving healthy cells unharmed.”
Even though the potential of this powerful property is promising, it`s still not approved for clinical treatment yet.
But, Spagnuolo pushes forward and he`s already doing experiments to prepare it for its first step towards clinical trial so the first patients can have access to the new treatment.
A fruit from the Gods or not, there is no doubt or reason why avocado shouldn’t be a favorite choice of food for all of us.