Soursop is a delicious tropical fruit. Also known as graviola, for centuries folk healers of South America and South Asia have been using soursop for treating various illnesses. However, soursop is most popular as a cancer remedy. Since the 1970s, scientists have been studying the benefits of soursop for cancer treatments. Studies have shown that the powerful cancer fighting compounds of soursop are more effective than the chemotherapy drugs in killing the rogue cells. Soursop is also effective in destroying cancer cells resistant to chemotherapy drugs. Moreover, the cancer fighting compounds of soursop selectively target the cancer cells without harming the healthy cells. Soursop is especially effective in fighting lung, pancreas, colon, liver and breast cancers.
To reap the anti-cancer benefits of soursop, it should be taken in juice form. In addition to the cancer fighting phytochemical annonaceous acetogenins, soursop juice contains vitamin C, a number of B vitamins such as riboflavin, folic acid, thiamin and niacin, magnesium, potassium, copper and iron.
Here Is How You Can Make Soursop Juice To Fight Cancer
Ingredients You Will Need
To make soursop juice you will need a ripe soursop. To check whether the fruit is suitable for juicing, slightly press the fruit with your thumb. If it moves in, it is ready for use. You may add additional ingredients such as honey, ginger and lime juice to reduce the sourness of the juice and boost its medicinal properties.
Peel And Deseed The Fruit
Wash the soursop fruit to thoroughly remove all traces of dirt from the skin of the fruit. Peel the fruit and discard the seeds. Remove the white pulp and cut it into large chunks.
Extract The Juice
Put the soursop chunks in a blender. Blend on medium speed until you get a rich and creamy texture. Alternatively, put the soft soursop pulp on a strainer and place a bowl underneath to collect the liquid that passes through the strainer. Pour a small amount of water and with your hands and mash the pulp to extract the juice.
Add Optional Ingredients
You may sweeten the juice with a teaspoon of honey. You can also mix it with ginger juice or lime juice.
How To Take
To fight cancer, drink a glass of soursop juice daily. However, consult your doctor before consuming soursop juice. Prolonged use of soursop juice increases risk of nervous disorders.