Guyabano is good for the health-A A +A
Thursday, October 18, 2012
When my brother–in-law who is a doctor with advance studies and review at Harvard University and Johns Hopkins Hospital told me that fruits are good for the health and that guyabano (soursop) is a fruit that is thousand times better than chemotherapy, at first I would not believe it.
But who am I to refute a doctor’s story to me that I would say he is joking. It is not a joking matter to say that a fruit is a good supplement, and if you talk of chemotherapy that is one we hear as a treatment for those with cancer-related illness.
I remember my late mother who was said to have been stricken with cancer of the skin, or so we were told by the doctor. Nothing was said of any fruit to be a supplement to one’s immune system. She just passed away after that chemotherapy.
Well it could not be said that guyabano is a cure to cancer. Maybe they say that the fruit is one that could eliminate cancer cells so this could then help beef up the immune system of one’s body. It was even said that cancer cells are afraid of oxygen so if you breathe deeply they are afraid. Funny to hear this but probably this is true because why are these cells afraid of oxygenated matter that enter our body?
The spouse of my close associate in Cebu had cancer years back. Lately she has been eating soursop and she is doing fine. It does not mean she is well of the sickness. But she could be seen leading a normal life and happy with soursop or guyabano.
What is nice to hear is that there is an upcoming product to hit the province that is a guyabano concentrate or juice. Wow, this is good news for those who want to eat that guyabano but could not for some reasons. It is a puree of the guyabano fruit and not in powder form. Let us wait to see and taste this product soon. And nice thing is that it comes in glass bottle and surely safe of the chemicals of the plastic bottles. Let us wait. (for those waiting for this good news you could text 0917.7799885 or email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Published in the Sun.Star Bacolod newspaper on October 18, 2012.