Scientist Discovers That These 2 Ingredients In Apricot Seeds Can Help Prevent Cancer
Dr. Ernest Krebs was a biochemist in the 1950s and he was working on answering the question of how do the cancer cells function, which led how to discover a potential way to cure this terrible disease. Working on an intuition that cancer is ultimately a metabolic reaction of inadequate diet, Dr. Krebs started researching the dietary habits of the Hunza people whose country is located near Northern Pakistan.
The Hunzas and Apricot Kernels
Major Sir Robert McCarrison described the Hunza peoplein the 1930s when he had a post with the Indian Medical Service. McCarrison stated that Hunza people are perfectly healthy in both, mental and physical way. There are people who were older than 100 years and some of them even lived up to 135 years old. There aren’t reports of obesity, cancer, diabetes, heart attacks or strokes.
What makes these people so durable? Their vitality is directly related with their diet and lifestyle habits. They have very simple tradition diet. He says that it is mostly consisted of milk, meat and bones occasionally, fresh veggies and grains. They are consuming very small amounts of sugar and since they are herders they are physically active. The most interesting thing is that the apricot is the most common food in their diet and they eat a lot of apricots. They also eat a lot of apricot kernels. Krebs was amazed with this and started to research until he discovered the secret behind the tumor eradication – amygdalin.
What is Amygdalin?
It is a substance included in more than 1200 edible plants (the most of the Americans don’t have it in their diet, which isn’t surprising). The apricot seed kernels contain the greatest concentration of this compound than any other fruit or vegetable in the world. Apricot kernels also contain many effective accompanying enzymes.
Dr. Krebs created the substance laetrile. It is a concentrated form of amygdalin that is derived by extracting it from the apricot kernels.