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AVOCADO CURES PROSTATE CANCER, ORAL CANCER AND HELPS DIABETES
God had prepared fruits of the tree as food for sustenance. He made everything ready for man to survive on this earth. There is nothing missing in the beautiful world that He created for man to live in. Every thing is complete for man's survival.
God declared in Genesis 1:29, "And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; for you it shall be for meat." (vs. 31) And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold it was very good."
The perfect world that God made for man was sullied because Man sinned and disobeyed against God. Everything changed when man sinned against the commandment of God. In the beginning, man survived on herbs and fruits. After the flood of Noah's days, he was allowed to consume meat. The Edenic days had disappeared when man sinned and rebelled against God, the creator of his world. It took a long time before man would redeem himself and return to the fold of God.
In the 21st century, diseases abound and man is trying to find remedies to combat this and turning to alternative means to fight diseases. A number of herbs, fruits and vegetables have been found to be beneficial in combating diseases like cancer, heart diseases, and other diseases.
Treatment of Prostate Cancer varies depending on the stage of the cancer (i.e., spread) and may include surgical removal, radiation, chemotherapy, hormonal manipulation or a combination of these treatments.
AVOCADO and PROSTATE CANCER
Interesting recent research shows that avocado seems to be a potent warrior in the fight against prostate cancer. Avocados contain the highest amount of the carotenoid lutein of all commonly eaten fruits. In addition, they contain related carotenoids, including zeaxanthin, alpha-carotene, and beta-carotene, as well as significant amounts of vitamin E. A very recent study showed that an extract of avocado containing these carotenoids and tocopherols inhibited the growth of prostate cancer cells. Interestingly, when researchers used lutein alone, the cancer cells were unaffected, thus demonstrating once again that it's the synergy of health-promoting nutrients in whole foods that makes the difference.
HASS AVOCADO and ORAL CANCER
While there are more than 500 varieties of avocados grown worldwide, Hass avocados are the most readily available at supermarkets nationwide. Similar research has not been conducted on other varieties of avocados.
The findings are published online in the journal Seminars in Cancer Biology .
“As far as we know, this is the first study of avocados and oral cancer. “We think these phytochemicals either stop the growth of precancerous cells in the body or they kill the precancerous cells without affecting normal cells. Our study focuses on oral cancer, but the findings might have implications for other types of cancer."
Lead author Steven M. D'Ambrosio, a member of the molecular carcinogenesis and chemoprevention program at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Centre, also wrote an accompanying editorial for the journal, discussing the cancer-fighting potential of fruits and vegetables.
Studies have long associated the consumption of fruits and vegetables with a reduced risk for various types of human cancer. The protective effect is attributed to the high levels of phytonutrients or phytochemicals – plant compounds thought to have health-protecting qualities – that are often found in dark colored fruits and vegetables.
“As far as we know, this is the first study of avocados and oral cancer,” says D'Ambrosio. “We think these phytochemicals either stop the growth of precancerous cells in the body or they kill the precancerous cells without affecting normal cells. Our study focuses on oral cancer, but the findings might have implications for other types of cancer. These are preliminary findings, and more research is needed.”
D'Ambrosio found that phytochemicals extracted from avocados target multiple signaling pathways and increase the amount of reactive oxygen within the cells, leading to cell death in pre-cancerous cell lines. But the phytochemicals did not harm normal cells.
AVOCADO Combats DIABETES
Avocado has been found to be beneficial in prostate and oral cancer. See below for diabetes control from California Office of Minority Health.
Irvine, CA--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--September 2, 2004--Diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death in the Hispanic community, according to the Office of Minority Health. However, individuals can combat diabetes by maintaining a healthy weight, active lifestyle and nutritious eating habits (1). California avocados are a nutrient-dense food source and a cultural favorite that can be part of a healthy diet for managing diabetes.
Over 10 percent of the Hispanic population suffers from diabetes..
(2). Further findings from the October 2003 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) project that Hispanics born in 2000 have a nearly 1 in 2 risk of developing diabetes during their lifetime, which translates into a 1.5 times higher risk than non-Latino whites.
Avocados also offer vitamin E that helps neutralize free radicals, folate that may lower homocysteine levels in the blood, and fiber that helps regulate blood sugar levels. All of these functions offer important benefits for people with diabetes. Ounce-per-ounce, avocados rank highest in monunsaturated fat, vitamin E, folate, potassium, magnesium, lutein, beta-sitosterol and glutathione, compared to other commonly eaten fruits. According to the Food and Drug Administration, diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer and other chronic diseases. California avocados are included in the National cancer Institiute’s 5 A Day program.
We have seen how the Almighty Lord God of the universe has prepared herbs, vegetables and fruits of various kinds to sustain us before He created Man. If only we trust and obey Him, we will not get into trouble with our life and not have so many kinds of diseases to combat. Avocado is only one of many fruits that are good for our health. There are still many undiscovered fruits that lead us to good health. May God open our eyes to discover the secrets of the plants and herbs. All glory to God.
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