You may have a couple of bananas rotting in your kitchen right now. This inexpensive, delicious fruit is a popular snack but often overlooked for its many health benefits.
Bananas are packed with vitamins, nutrients, and surprisingly is a good source for fiber. If you’re looking for ways to manage your weight then bananas need to be on the menu.
In the United States, bananas are the most frequently consumed fruit. Each year, Americans consume more bananas than oranges and apples combined.
When you buy bananas at the store, they look delicious at first. As the days go by, they start to turn slightly brown. Before long, these brown spots cover the entire banana. While you might be tempted to throw away a banana that has brown spots, it turns out that those dark patches are actually a good thing.
As the banana ripens and turns brown, the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) increases. TNF is known as a cancer-fighting compound that helps to get rid of abnormal cells. This compound also helps cells within the immune system communicate with one another. This helps your cells move toward areas of the body where there is an inflammation or an infection.