Yes, by consuming three peaches each day you can win the fight against breast cancer, according to the latest research published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
American scientists came to this significant discovery after testing laboratory mice.
“First, we implemented cells infected with breast cancer under the skin of laboratory mice, then we tested them using peach extract. We noticed some positive effect in just few weeks, which means peaches destroyed the metastasis and stopped the disease”, said dr Luis Cisneros -- Zevallos, who was leading the project.
Scientists calculated the doses used in mice, and used the same in people, which led to the conclusion that the consumption of two to three peaches each day would provide the same effect in people.
In western countries breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in women, and according to the latest statistics, last year only in the US there were 232 000 women diagnosed with breast cancer.
“The importance of this discovery is huge, because it shows the power some natural compounds have in the fight against this life-threatening disease, in this case the phenolic compounds found in peaches”, explains Dr. Luis.
It Is Important To Eat The Whole Fruit, Not Just Its Juice
What is important is the fact that by consuming peach juice only you will not get the same effect.
“It is important to eat the whole fruit”, adds Ian Marber, nutritionist, and advices people to consume a variety of fruits and vegetables as much as they can.