I want to introduce you to a new tool in the anti-carcinogenic arsenal.
It’s especially effective for preventing or perhaps even treating various types of cancer.
Such as prostate cancer or skin cancer.
And you’re going to be surprised at how simple this tool is.
Are you familiar with the taste of good, old-fashioned English orange marmalade?
All those shiny bits of orange peel and chunks of sweet orange — it’s healthy orange gold.
You know oranges have vitamin C, but do you know the orange peel benefits?
You may not know how powerful that orange peel is as an anti-cancer and heart disease food.
This is a good study out of India, and there are many similar studies around orange peel.
The researchers used mice in the study, which helped focus the study.
Often, I prefer animal studies, because they can carefully control the animal’s diet.
Human dietary studies are not nearly as reliable.
Researchers start out by explaining the truth of orange peel and its benefits.
Orange peel is a rich source of flavonoids with polymethoxyflavones as major constituents, compounds associated with potential antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antitumor activities.
You can find flavonoids in virtually all vegetable foods, plus in tea and coffee.
They have many benefits, although sometimes they are estrogenic.
So let’s look at the effects of orange peel on these mice.
They tested the use of orange peel against mice that had tumor growth in their colons.
It is the same type of tumor growth that happens in human beings who have polyps that become cancerous.
This type is called familial adenomatous polyposis, or just “colon cancer.”
So, the researchers divided the mice into four groups and gave one group the standard rodent diet.
The second group got a typical Western diet low in vitamin D and low in calcium.
The third got a typical western diet with a quarter of one percent orange peel extract.
And the fourth group got a typical western diet with one half of 1% orange peel extract.
The mice fed the Western diet were the worst off.
tumors increased mainly in the colon, with tumor multiplicity increasing 5.3-fold and tumor volume increasing 6.7-fold.
That’s a HUGE increase in both tumor number and tumor size.
So let’s see how orange peel extract served to prevent cancer, lower the number of cancers, or lower the tumor size.
The mice receiving one-half of 1% orange peel extract saw the development of tumors markedly decrease.
Multiplicity decreasing 49% in the small intestine and 38% in the colon.
The study shows that orange peel extract reduced the size of cancers.
It also increased the rate of “programmed cell death,” where the cells in the tumor commit cellular suicide.
That cellular death lowered tumor cell numbers — resulting in a reduction in tumor size or even its elimination altogether.
So, what would I do with this information?
If you want to try orange peel extract, I suggest starting with organic oranges.
Cut up the oranges a bit, remove any seeds, and grind them in a food processor.
Then you can cook them for a couple of hours in a bit of water, or for 30 minutes in a pressure cooker.
Make sure you had plenty of sugar, then cook a little more to thicken.
Now you have your own homemade orange peel extract or orange marmalade!
You can use it as is or on cereal or whatever it is that you eat in the mornings or during the day.
I’m making some for myself today.
And I plan to add this to my routine diet as I think it’s delicious and extremely healthy.
Here are some other orange peel facts you may not know.
Orange peel has calcium, and other nutrients that you would be surprised are even in there.
And other studies show that cooking the oranges will release the flavonoids even more.