Laboratory tests discovered that compounds in the peaches were beneficial to stopping the metastasis of breast cancer in mice.
After just a few weeks on the peach extract the mice presented with the inhibition of a marker gene in their lungs, which indicated the inhibition of metastasis.
Dr Cisneros-Zevallos, a lead researcher on the team said "The importance of our findings are very relevant, because it shows in vivo the effect that natural compounds, in this case the phenolic compounds in peach, have against breast cancer and metastasis. It gives opportunity to include in the diet an additional tool to prevent and fight this terrible disease that affects so many people."
Previous research and experiments by the same team of scientists showed that peach and plum polyphenols selectively killed aggressive breast cancer cells, whilst leaving normal healthy cells alone.
In Chinese Medicine peaches and plums are part of the bitter taste which is commonly used to purge toxins and wastes from the body. It would be used with other bitter tasting fruits like grapes, berries, pineapple and pomegranate as part of a cleansing detoxing diet.
Peach kernels are also a common herb used for well over a thousand years in Chinese Herbal Medicine to strengthen circulation of blood which in this case helps to flush unwanted impurities (such as mutated cells) from the body.
This is another simple and easy addition to include in your cancer fighting diet.