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Hunza Nuts

There is a place called Hunza, a tiny country hidden in the mountain passes of northwest Pakistan. A place where Apricots are King. Hunza's represent a population that has been cancer free for over 900 years of its existence. This population has a natural diet, which supplies on the average between 50 to 75 milligrams of Vitamin B17 a day.

Hunza kernals provide B17. The apricot kernel (Prunus armeniaca) is the soft part inside the seed of the apricot. It is said to be a good source of iron, potassium and phosphorus, and one of the best sources of vitamin B17 (also known as amygdalin and found in the seeds of fruits such as peaches, plums and apples).

However, these bitter kernels contain small traces of cyanide, which in large quantities may cause nausea, fever, headaches and coma, which is why they have not received FDA approval. Apricot kernels can be eaten raw or ground into a powder and sprinkled into curries, soups, vegetables, fruit juice or cereal. Some nutritionists recommend no more than one to five kernels a day, others suggest as many as 35 to reap the anti-cancer benefits. Heralded by some as a miracle cancer cure, the humble apricot kernel is the subject of much scientific debate.

So, I bought a bag thru Amazon Prime ($19.99) and I add one of these kernals a day to my morning fruit smoothie. After 2 months I will add two to my smoothie.


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