I was on Facebook recently when I came across this little gem on soursop juice:
SHARE THIS INFORMATION FIRST AND READ AFTERWARDS…..SAVE LIFE Share this as much as you can.
10000 times stronger killer of CANCER than Chemo.. do share it.. can save many lives, fill up hopes and build confidence in the patients…
The Sour Sop or the fruit from the graviola tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than Chemo.
Why are we not aware of this? Its because some big corporation want to make back their money spent on years of research by trying to make a synthetic version of it for sale.
So, since you know it now you can help a friend in need by letting him know or just drink some sour sop juice yourself as prevention from time to time. The taste is not bad after all. It’s completely natural and definitely has no side effects…
You get the idea. Despite it’s scammy appearance, it was enough to pique my interest.
Soursop juice ‘10,000 times stronger than chemo.’
This is a misleading interpretation of a 1996 study of annona muricata (sour sop) on colon adenocarcinoma cells. A couple of minor things stand out though…
- The test substance was a compound derived from sour sop seeds, and not soursop juice itself.
- The potency factor is quoted as 10,000 times one specific chemotherapy drug (adriamycin) and not chemotherapy as a practice.
Scumbag science costs lives, and considering the volume of mindless shares, at least one person must’ve died after declining chemotherapy in favor of soursop juice.
Eat the seeds then?
One problem – soursop seeds contain a neurotoxin called annonacin which has connections with Parkinson’s disease. This possibly extends to the flesh and leaves too.
Soursop juice doesn’t cure cancer. It won’t give you Parkinson’s either.
Since soursop hasn’t been a lifetime staple of your diet, and since you’re not planning on dosing on soursop juice, you’re in no danger.
If you want to look at alternative treatments for cancer, look in the direction of cannabis. But above all else, listen to your damn doctor and not Facebook.
Soursop is high in vitamin C, B1 and B2, and fiber. It has a sweet, creamy flavor, with an underlying sour tang.
Here are a couple of ways to enjoy it:
Soursop Smoothie (Traditional)
- 1 Soursop
- 1 1/2 cups of Milk (or water)
- 1 slice ginger (optional)
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg (optional)
- 1 tbsp Vanilla (optional)
- 1 tbsp Sugar (optional, to balance the sourness)
Wash, scrub, peel and de-seed the Soursop, and throw everything into your blender.
(Because of its texture, it’s not well suited to juicing.)