That fruit is called graviola, a most unusual fruit that can grow up to an impressive 14 pounds.
Unless you’ve traveled to Central and South America or Jamaica, you’ve probably never heard of it. We can’t grow it here – the conditions just aren’t ideal – and it doesn’t survive transport very well. But pay attention – because you’re going to start seeing it as an ingredient. And whether it’s in tea, super infused coffee bars that taste like premium chocolate, or super premium skin care products, there are wonderful ways to get graviola’s benefits.
Ten years ago, cardiologist Steven Sinatra, M.D., and I came together to write a book called The Great Cholesterol Myth, which, as you can imagine, was a pretty controversial name for a book. It landed us on the Dr. Oz show where I said, “Trying to reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering your LDL cholesterol is like trying to reduce the calories on your whopper by taking off the lettuce.”
That statement is even truer today than it was a decade ago.