Cyanidin 3-glucoside (C3G) is the amazing compound responsible for the lovely red color of blood oranges. This compound isn’t contained in common oranges, but it is part of other fruits with red/purple color such as strawberries, cranberries, blackberries, and blackcurrants.
Scientific discoveries show that besides being 100% successful in the fight against cancer cells in vitro, cyanidin 3-glucoside has also reduced mice lung tumors by 50%, and subdued metastasis by more than 70%. These results are incredible and indicate similar beneficial results to humans as well.
It’s not just one study that have proved C3G benefits in treatment of lung cancer, but many others as well.
Cyanidin 3-glucoside Stops 100% of Lung Cancer Growth in Vitro
Cyanidin 3-glucoside is a member of the cyanidin group of compounds, which are an anthocyanin type. Anthocyanins are the pigments which give red and purple fruit its color. Besides blood oranges, such fruits are blackberries, red grapes, cherries, bilberries, raspberries, elderberries, acai berries, cranberries, blueberries and loganberries.
Blood oranges show other incredible health benefits. According to clinical trials on adults, they have lowered the risk of heart disease, whereas in vivo test demonstrated that they prevent accumulation of fat in the liver, and suppress weigh gain, which means they can help in weight loss.
Many other studies showed that anthocyanins have anti-cancer properties. It was also shown in both in vivo and in vitro research trials, that anthocyanins are capable to reduce proliferation of cancer cells and to prevent formation of tumor.
The study about the anthocyanins effect on human health, such as that of cyanidin 3-glucoside, had a challenge and it was to prove that although anthocyanins are decomposed by digestion, some part of them do succeed to go to the right places, and that they have many roles in the maintenance of human’s health.
More and more researches prove their significance to our overall health.
Enormously important advice to increase the anthocyanins amount you are getting by more than 50%:
Scientists discovered that the concentrations of anthocyanin are higher in organic fruit by 51%. Moreover, they are most powerful in fresh fruit. Remember that storage/heating can decrease the amount of anthocyanins.
For the best possible results, just peel and eat the organic fruit, or use a hydraulic juice press, like Norwalk, or Welles. They are rather expensive but preserve the nutritional quality of the fruit. For those who fight against dangerous diseases like cancer, or those who want to lower their risk of cancer, drawing every possible beneficial nutrient is of high importance.
We must mention that an ordinary cheap lemon squeezer might do the work for you almost as the powerful juice presses mentioned above.
If you want to know more about the juicing as an alternative treatment of cancer, check out Charlotte Gerson’s book called The Gerson Therapy.
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