According to a Japanese scientific study, bananas contain TNF which has anti-cancer properties and the degree of anti-cancer effect corresponds to the degree of ripeness of the fruit, the riper the banana, the higher the anti-cancer properties. In an animal experiment carried out in Tokyo which compared the various health benefits of different fruits, including bananas, grapes, apples, water melons, pineapples, pears and persimmons, it was found that bananas gave the best results.
It increased the number of white blood cells, enhanced the immunity of the body and produced the anti-cancer substance TNF. The recommendation is to eat 1 to 2 bananas a day to increase your body immunity to diseases like cold, flu and others.
This popular popular yellow fruit not only does it taste great, but the known health benefits are astounding:
Ulcers: Bananas lower the levels of acid in gastric juices in the stomach to build a protective coating inside the stomach.
Minor burns: Bananas can provide pain relief from minor burns and other wounds. Mash up the inside of a banana, wrap it in a cloth or paper towel and place it on the burnt area. Pain relief should begin quite soon.
Energy: Sugar provides the body energy, and bananas have three types of natural, healthy sugars: fructose, glucose and sucrose. Start your day off with a banana.
Anaemia: The iron in bananas helps stimulate the growth of haemoglobin in the body, which can help with anaemia.
Blood pressure: Bananas are also quite high in potassium, which can help to reduce blood pressure (and possibly help against all heart disease).
PMS: Thats right. Bananas are even good for the pains of PMS. Its the high levels of vitamin B6 in bananas which help to regulate blood glucose levels, which affects the moods and pains of women suffering from PMS.
Cramping: All that potassium in bananas also is good for cramping, allowing the bodys muscle to more freely contract and expand, this is especially important for the athletic.
Constipation: Bananas are a natural, light laxative, allowing the body to deal with constipation without turning to diarrhoea.
Depression: Believe it or not, bananas are great for lifting ones mood. Bananas contain tryptophan, a mood levelling protein also found in turkey. And like chocolate, bananas contain nor-epinephrine and serotonin, which can help one relax. Also, the vitamin B in bananas helps to calm the nervous system. Put all this together, and youve got a natural high.
Smoking: The combination in bananas of vitamins A1, C, B6 and B12, along with all that potassium, helps those who are trying to quit smoking from nicotine withdrawal.