You might not have heard that banana is the number 1 consumed food in the United States, even more commonly consumed than oranges and apples combined.
Yet, every now and then, there is some new exotic fruit that is popularized as the newest health revolution, so we often underrate bananas.
However, you should remember that these fruits are extremely beneficial and offer various health benefits. Despite their delicious taste, bananas are rich in numerous nutrients, natural sugars, vitamins, and fibers.
At the beginning, bananas are greenish in color and have no spots, but as they get riper, brown spots appear and cover the whole fruit.
Yet, these spots do not mean that the bananas are rotten, but they actually indicate that these bananas are at the peak of their development, as they are the richest in TNF then.
TNF is a potent cancer-fighting substance which fights abnormal body cells. It helps the communication between the cells of the immune response system and guides the movement of cells towards the infected or inflamed areas in the body.
Studies have shown that the TNF in bananas prevents the growth and spread of tumor cells, by inducing apoptosis (cell death).
Bananas are rich in antioxidants which boost the immune system and the white blood cells count. Therefore, if your bananas have brown spots, do not throw them away, as they are extremely healthy.
Despite preventing cancer, bananas offer numerous other health benefits, as follows:
Since bananas are rich in fiber, their consumption will stimulate regular bowel movements and relieve constipation.
Regulating Blood Pressure
Bananas reduce high blood pressure, and reduce the sodium levels, and thus prevent strokes and heart attacks. Due to the high potassium content, bananas promote heart health.