Over ripened bananas should not be placed in the trash. Scientists have discovered that bananas with black spots on their peel are more effective in fighting cancer than those who are full yellow. Ripened bananas are easier tolerated by the digestive system and have a higher level of antioxidants. Eating them helps increasing the leukocytes in the body and strengthens the immune system. In addition, they improve cardiovascular health and facilitate calcium absorption in the body. All this miracles that a simple banana can make were scientifically proved by Japanese scientists, who carried out an experiment concluding that bananas increase the white blood cells number, improve the blood immunity and generate Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) – an anti-cancer substance, which has incredible ability to fight against atypical cells. Nutritionists recommend consuming one or two bananas every day in order to fully benefit of the effects of this fruit.
Why we should eat ripened banana?
- Support the immune system and fight diseases, especially cancer
Ripe bananas are deemed to increase the number of white cells in the body eight times more than green bananas. According to the Japanese scientists, fully ripened banana generates the substance called Tumor Necrosis Factor, which is highly effective in fighting the tumor cells in the body. It is believed that bananas effectiveness can be compared to that of Lentinan – an immune stimulant which is administrated within the vain to fight against cancer.
- Improves the function of cardiovascular system
Being rich in potassium, banana helps in reducing deposits of sodium in the body, which causes water retention and affects the heart’s health. Following an analysis of 11 studies published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, it was found that people who have added to their diet foods rich in potassium have significantly reduced the risk of suffering a heart attack.
- Improves digestion
A medium-sized banana contains up to 3 grams of fiber, which contributes to optimal functioning of the intestines and stimulates peristalsis. It is also a natural source of electrolytes, substances that are lost when suffering from diarrhea. Bananas contain probiotic compounds that protects healthy bacteria present in the body.
- Improves bones health
A study by the Micronutrient Information Center at the Linus Pauling Institute of Oregon (United States) has shown that a diet rich in potassium can reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Being an excellent source of potassium ripe bananas facilitate calcium absorption in the body, helping to strengthen bones.