7 Amazing Health Benefits Of Soursop (Graviola)

5 Amazing Health Benefits Of Soursop (Graviola)
Soursop is a popular fruit consisting of an edible, white pulp, some fiber flesh and a core of indigestible black seeds.
It is popularly consumed in many parts of the world like Brazil, Colombia, Nigeria, Venezuela, Fiji and Mexico. The soursop fruit can be eaten in different forms. The pulp can be used for making fruit juice drinks, fruit nectar and fruit juice drinks. It can also be used as an ingredient for sorbets, ice cream flavorings and candies.

Health Benefits of the Graviola

The Graviola (Soursop) fruit contains a number of nutrients including vitamin B1, vitamin B2 and vitamin C. The leaves contain annonamine while the seeds contain compound annonacin.
The nutrients contained in the Annona muricata contribute in making them very beneficial to our health.
Some of the health benefits of the Soursop include:

• Treats insomnia

The anti-inflammatory and soothing properties of the soursop make it very effective in relieving excessive stress and anxiety. Stress hormones can negatively affect the body's  natural metabolic cycles including our sleeping schedule.
The graviola tea has been used as one of the strategies for relieving stress for centuries. It you're suffering from insomnia, you can start including it to your diet and you'd notice a significant change within a short period of time.

• Prevention of cancer

According to OrganicFacts.net, one of the most interesting facts about the soursop is related to its antioxidant activity, which comes from acetogenins, as well as alkaloids and quinolones. These have been directly linked to cancer prevention and a reduction in the size of tumors in animal studies.
A recent research reveals the soursop leaves to be more potent against the proliferation of breast cancer cells than its seeds and fruits.
The use of soursop in the treatment of cancer is debatable. The Cancer Research UK, Cancer Treatment Centers of America and other bodies have released various contradictory information on the topic.

• Boosts immunity

The graviola fruit is rich in vitamin C which stimulates the production of white blood cells in the body. In addition to this, the concentration of antioxidants also aids in the neutralisation of the free radicals and prevention chronic disease.
Apart from the sweet flavour of the graviola, adding a bit of the amazing fruit to your daily diet can also impact your health positively.

• Improves gastrointestinal health

Due to the graviola's rich content of vitamin C, it has over the years been used as a natural remedy for dysentery and scurvy. The soursop juice can also be used for the cleansing of the gastrointestinal tract and removal of excess toxins and salts from the body.
Its anti-inflammatory components, including the quinolones and alkaloids, can reduce parasites in the gut. It also aids in the relieve of any pain or irritation in the stomach or colon.

• Improves respiratory health

According to StyleCraze.com, the leaves of the graviola can be useful in the treatment of respiratory conditions like asthma.
In addition to that, it's anti-inflammatory properties can also help in relieving you of cough, cold, or other forms of the respiratory ailment by clearing your airways and relieving congestion.

• Treats fever

The graviola leaves has been used traditionally for the for the treatment of fever or control of feverish symptoms and convulsive seizures.
The fruits (and juice) can also be used as an an astringent for dysentery and diarrhea. It also aids in the treatment of fever in children.

• Improves skin and hair healthave

The extract of soursop leaves can aid in the prevention of skin papilloma, a disease that causes tumor eruptions on the skin. This was revealed in a report published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

There are so many wonderful health benefits of the graviola. You can start enjoying the benefits by including bit of the amazing fruit to your daily diet.
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