Other Names: Christophene, Vegetable Pear, Mirliton, Choko, Starpreciante, Citrayota, Citrayote, Chuchu, Chow Chow, Pear Squash, Sayote, Mango Squash, Chocho
Chayote can assist in a holistic cancer treatment. Chayote will not cure cancer alone but in combination with other herbs, juices and therapies, chayote will boost cancer treatment effectiveness.
The cancer fighting nutrient of chayote is Vitamin C. It is a very strong antioxidant and may protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Studies suggest that antioxidants may slow or possibly prevent cancer development. Furthermore, chayote provides 17% of the RDI (Recommended Daily Intake).
Chayote is originally from Central America and has different names in different countries. It can be eaten either raw or cooked and aside from the fruit, the chayote leaves, stem, seeds, and the roots are also edible. The chayote fruit can be turned into juice and the chayote leaves can be turned into tea. Chayote tea is reported to dissolve kidney stones and is also used to treat arteriosclerosis and hypertension. Moreover, unlike other plants chayote does not need special care to grow.
Medicinal uses of the chayote tea which is reported to dissolve kidney stones as well as a treatment for arteriosclerosis and hypertension.
Chayote is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Niacin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Magnesium and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Zinc, Copper and Manganese.
Chayote Health Benefits
- Supports cell production
- Protects from anemia
- Protects from homocysteine build-up
- Supports Healthy Nerve Function
- May prevent osteoporosis
- May prevent Alzheimer’s disease
- Reduces Irritability
- Protects from depression
- Reduces Insomnia
- Protects from fatigue
- Improves memory
- Reduces gingivitis
- Reduces birth defects
- Supports brain health
- Improves Spine health
- Improves wound healing
- Prevents cells from damages
- Improves gums health
- Improves teeth health
- Improves Immune System
- Protects from free radicals
- Reduces Aging
- Lowers Risks of some Cancers
- Improves Iron absorption
- Improves Lung health
- Prevents from frequent colds
- Protects from frequent infections
The chayote can be eaten raw in salads, stuffed, and/or baked. Other preparations include mashing, pickling, frying or boiling.
The chayote can also be turned into juice and the chayote leaves and shoots can be turned into tea.
Chayote Cancer Treatment Recommendation
Chayote juice is bland in taste but is excellent for juice fasting because it has a lot of nutrients and is low in calories.