One of the most dangerous and hard to cure cancer is colon cancer, which also creates additional complications in the body. Fortunately, nature has again provided an answer for this deadly condition with a tropical delicacy called Jackfruit.
Jackfruit is known locally in the Philippines as Langka. It also called jack tree, fenne, jakfruit, or sometimes simply jack or jak in other countries. This fruit grows in hot tropical areas. People from different parts of the world use it in preparing different kinds of recipes.
Scientists believed that jackfruit is a strong cancer killer as it is rich in nutrients such as phytonutrients, lignans, isoflavones, and saponins. These nutrients are beneficial for the body and are able to fight cancer as well as other chronic sicknesses as they prevent free radicals from flowing in the system. Jackfruit is the number one fruit when it comes to improving the digestive system and lowering the risk of colorectal cancer.
Nutritional Value Of Jackfruit
- A cup of jackfruit is rich in folate, niacin, vitamin A and C, riboflavin and thiamine.
- It has small quantities of cholesterol, saturated fats, and sodium.
- 1 cup jackfruit has 155 calories and just 4 calories from the fat and can provide more than 11 percent of daily fiber that your body needs.
- It has simple sugars that are exceptional for human health.
- It is rich in minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, zinc, calcium, magnesium, copper, iron, manganese, and selenium.
Strengthening The Immune System
Jackfruit has simple sugar, as well as, high levels of vitamin C which are both important for strengthening the immune system of individuals. In a study involving a mouse which has the aim of analyzing the influence on immunity of the sugar found in the pulp of jackfruit, it was found that jackfruit has polysaccharides that help in improving the function of the phagocytic, which is part of the immune system.
During its first stage, the creation of cancer cells is prevented by phytonutrients. Scientists have recognized thousands of phytonutrients that have the ability in providing remarkable benefits in the human body. Consuming jackfruit can help treat a person suffering from stomach ulcers and improve his health condition.
Lignans And Isoflavones
Lignans and isoflavones are attached to the receptors of estrogens and are believed to lower the risk of endometrial cancer. In a research published in the N. Cancer Institute, last 2006 with about 500 women chosen randomly, the group that consumed largest levels of lignans and isoflavones leaves from the jackfruit showed lower cancer rates as compared to the control group.
Saponins have been found to be important and a strong killer of colon cancer. According to research, it causes mitotic arrest in the condition of the leukemia cells. The outer layers of cancer cells are attacked by saponins by linking and stopping them from growing further.
Protection Of Cellular DNA
Found in jackfruit are antioxidants that protect the cellular DNA from possible damage caused by free oxygen radicals. The fruit also can fight mutations that already been created. It is rich in fiber and lowers the risk of colon cancer as it cleanses the colon as well as the digestive tract from toxins.