With rich anti-cancer effect, high vitamin B17 content (amygdalin) is a shield for the body against free radicals.Why apricot kernels are considered anti-cancer:
They contain the amygdalin (B17) which is considered to be the most potent anticancer substance. However, B17 is not considered a cancer drug when it has already occurred. According to scientists, the use of amygdalin (B17) is more proactive than therapeutic. It is believed that chronic deficiency in amygdalin (B17) leads to a reduction in the body’s resistance to malignancy. Apricots are high on the lists of fruits and vegetables that help prevent certain types of cancer – mainly lung and possibly pancreatic. This is because they contain large amounts of b-carotene, a form of vitamin A that is strong against cancer, such as lung and skin cancer.
What is the recommended daily dose:
Up to 6 apricot kernels. Amygdalin contained in the kernels is poisonous and the consumption of many kernels can cause poisoning especially in children.
Found: Varvara Solomonidou,Wellness Specialist, Personal Trainer, Seminar & Conference Lecturer, Pilates Master Trainer “AthensTrainers® Ultimate Pilates System®”, Member of Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), Member of European Lifestyle Medicine Organization (ELMO), DNAFit® Certified Trainer, General Manager & Owner of AthensTrainers®