Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Why Guyabano?

I've never been a huge fruit fan. The only fruit I can eat a lot of in one sitting is the ripe mango. Other than that, the lanzones or santol, but only on occasion. Would you believe that at my age, I've never even tasted Guyabano before? So when people started telling me I should include it in my diet from now on, I was intrigued. I knew NOTHING about this fruit. NOTHING. 

I haven't had the chance to research until now. Mostly because I'm on bed arrest and I have nothing else to do. I might as well use all this free time wisely and prepare myself for the lifestyle change that's waiting to happen!

The guyabano is actually being compared to chemotherapy in the way it treats cancer cells. You wonder how that could be, right? According to this article by Nelly Favis-Villafuerte in the Manila Bulletin, there are studies that prove that the "compound extracted from the guyabano is 10,000 times more potent in slowing the growth of cancer cells, than adriamycin, a commonly-used drug in chemotherapy."

So this is why so many people have messaged me privately about it! I can't believe I've been so ignorant about this fruit's benefits. Since I have two daughters and they can get breast cancer in the future, I should start teaching them to eat guyabano, too. 

Bet a lot of you were in the dark about this like I was? 

I've already told all my friends about this. Why wait to be diagnosed? 


  1. Patty, my mom drinks Guyabano tea from dried guyabano leaves from our own tree, but I saw some already being sold in supermarkets. She drinks it for her diabetes. .its hard to find the fruit all the time, since its not always in season . .its also great as a shake . .the fruit ha not the leaves

  2. We're very lucky that Guyabano is easily available here. You should start taking it na rin :)

  3. wow, i didn't know that too.. i rarely eat guyabano but my mom says dyan na ako pinaglihi! lol