Gac, the prostate’s best friend

My Gac arrived from the other side of the word in Thailand few weeks ago and I'm loving it already. It gives me that very subtle positive "vibration" as I call it.

What the heck is Gac? A fruit native to Southeast Asia, rich in the antioxidant Lycopene, which is gaining increased attention as heavyweight fighter of prostate and other forms of cancer.

The current champion of Lycopene is the tomato, however the graphs at the bottom of this post will show that Gac blows tomato away as the best source of Lycopene available.

My personal thought process about food and cancer is that it's not so simplistic in that you pop a handful of berries into your mouth and the disease is thus prevented, but the bigger the arsenal of cancer fighting foods you take in, the more the body's own immune system will reclaim it's own natural ability to prevent cancer and other diseases that are plaguing us in the West.

The nutritional profile of this "Christmas Ornament" looking superfood is beyond anything I have ever ran across, to the point where I had to bring it in immediately into my diet. In southeast Asia, it is prized for it's medicinal values for prostate health, vitamin A deficiency in children (which is a major cause of childhood blindness in developing countries), youthful skin, longevity and vitality and much much more.

My version is dried in capsules and I love it already. I noticed that I have been dancing around a little more and singing in the shower a little more, and I do it quite a bit anyway. That's not a scientific analysis of course, but I do notice those subtle changes when I try something new, and my body will tell me it loves something new, or it hates it. The "bod" gave Gac , a.k.a. Fak Khaao a big thumbs up. 

The only other new things I have taken into my diet in the past few weeks is green tea and papaya and Rowdy Lamb Herb a month or so ago, so one of more of these superfood heavyweights is the culprit to my slightly more "jovial" attitude, and I'm jovial mostly all the time. Whatever works!!!

Gac is not easy to find, I list the links below of where you can get it. But it's scarcity in the West can be a blessing in disguise. If Gac becomes the "latest craze", as happened with one of my favorite superfoods acai, that's when all the scrupulous products hit the market as people pump more money into purchasing it. Next comes 20 bogus and cheap products for every quality product. I say, take advantage of the fact that it is not yet commercialized in the U.S. and thus there is more change of getting a high quality superfood that has an extremely high nutrient profile.

Below are some of the graphs of how Gac stacks up against more traditional foods. Remember my mantra that no internet link (including my blog) is truth in and of itself, but a starting point to research things pertaining to your own health and well being. Find your own truth.  ~stay healthy~

Gac and Lycopene content

Lycopene (a beta-carotene) is an antioxidant that is rich in “red family” foods like tomatoes, watermelons, and pink grapefruits. It’s also in apricots, persimmons, papaya, and guava. Tomato has always been the Lycopene champion in the West, but Gac contains 70 times as much Lycopene as the tomato.

Lycopene is gaining much attention as a prostate cancer fighter, however it seems mainstream medicine has muddled everything with it's own studies which dispute claims of the healing and preventive effects of Lycopene (personally, I think they do that intentionally to cast doubt in our minds about natural healers).

My personal belief looking at the historical uses of Gac in Southeast Asia, is that it has had a long history of medicinal and healing uses, and it seems there is something to the nutrient value of this fruit.

Each of us who hear about superfoods such as this have to decide whether to overlook it or bring it into our regiment to keep ourselves healthy. I think the solutions to our health woes are in Mother Nature, not the drug industry.

More info on Gac (a.k.a. Fak Khaao) can be found at the following links to start your homework and research if interested in learning more:

Gac: Strange Name Powerful Fruit by the Medicine Hunter  

The Gac Fruit, a curiosity

 

I have only found a couple of places to purchase Gac. I have already made my first purchase and I really like the product.

Natural Traders Gac Powder. I actually haven't tried this one yet, but its currently the only powder on Amazon, so I'm going to try it next.

Royal Tropics Gac Powder I switched to this powder from the capsules and I prefer this product now, because I can just add it to my smoothies, been using this product for 2 years and I really like this powder. This Gac Powder is also (at least sometimes) is on Amazon, though out of stock on Amazon lately, so recently, I order from the Royal Tropics link above.

Gac Capsules from Siam Natural (this is the one which I purchased via PayPal, shipped here with no issues, , might take 3 weeks or more to arrive so be patient). Though I would rather have one of powders for my smoothies, so I don't purchase this product anymore.

 

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8 Responses

08.06.12

 
Greetings Admin, I am representing myself as the admin of http://stayfitandstrong.com .
 
We both have a blog of the same niche and I was wondering if we could go for a two way link exchange or guest posting on your blog.
 
We have various articles written by professional health experts. The articles will be quality content which your audience will love.
 
Kindly let me know if you are up for the link exchange or guest posting offer.
 
Regards
Stay Fit And Strong Team

08.06.12

Hi, I might be interested, however if I would post your articles, I would prefer those in the exercise area as opposed to food. I haven’t put as much into my exercise section as my food section. My food articles I want to keep specifically as stuff I write, unless it is something I specifically want to share, which I have done before, say when I ran across someone’s article about Agave Syrup, or when I came across the article about Tomato Cobbler and Blue Cheese Biscuits. I just wouldn’t want you to have a great food article and I’m thinking from my end, I don’t want to post that for whatever reason. We can talk about it all however. email me at dxwallace@gmail.com. Great blog by the way………………….

08.24.12

Gac looks like a fruit that is grown in the Philippines that my hubs eats.  I think it is call something else though.  We can't get it here in the states.  You are somewhere in the Caribbean right?

08.24.12

Your husband eats Gac? Aw man, I thought I discovered it!!!! Gac is known by several names from Fak Kahho, Baby Jackfruit, Spiny Bitter Gourd, Sweet Gourd, and Cochinchin Gourd. It will come over here when I suppose it becomes the latest craze like acai, although if is too healthy, the FDA will probably ban it. I think it needs warm climate and only has a 3 month growing season. I think however it’s because it’s basically unheard of in the West. Ha Ha no I’m not in the Caribbean, I’m in Oregon, my grand plan is to move and live in the Caribbean, healthy cooking video’s in my outdoor kitchen, organic orchard, green living the modern way, that whole modern man getting back to nature thing, you feel me………………..

08.30.14

Dear sirs
great article 
where can I buy gac fruit in Bangkok ? 
thanks 
david 

08.30.14

I live in the USA, so I am not sure how to get it over there, but Siam Natural and Royal Tropics both delivered it to the USA, so I am sure they will ship to you. Hope that helps……….

10.14.14

Dear sirs..
Good article..I heard about the leafs of this fruit could be made a tea..do you know about the recipes?
Or maybe you have some site that you can tell me about how to process this fruit..I mean the recipe..
I have this plant in my company nursery..but I still dont know yet..how to improve value added for this fruit..anyway not too many information ive got about this fruit..
Thank you..
Dewi

10.14.14

I have found very little info on preparing Gac, except for the traditional preparation was to prepare Gac with a rice in a dish called xoi, creating an red-orange colored rice. Gac has never been produced commercially to any great extent, I gather because of the very short growing season. I haven’t foind anying pertaining to Gac having been traditionally used as a tea. That’s why for me, using the Gac powder in my smoothies is the way to go. Sorry I can’t be of more help………….

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