Everyone loves to eat bananas, but are they eating them at the right time?

Eating bananas with black spots instead of when they are yellow-green and unripe could mean a world of difference in terms of how they benefit the body.

The fact is, is that the riper the banana, the better anti-cancer qualities they possess.

This shouldn’t come as a surprise, however, given the fact that when fruit is at its peak ripe stage, it contains the highest concentration of vitamins, minerals and crucial cancer-fighting phytonutrients. When fruit is fully ripe, it also contains all of the necessary enzymes to help aid digestion. Have you ever eaten fruit that is un-ripe and noticed stomach issues after-the-fact (heart burn, bloating, gas, indigestion, etc.?) – if you eat a mostly raw vegan diet, then you’ve experienced what I’m talking about. Unripe fruit just shouldn’t be eaten. Always eat your fruit ripe, folks!

Okay, so back to bananas. Japanese researchers have proven that ripe bananas fight cancer. The dark spots on ripe yellow bananas signal that your banana contains high levels of a substance called Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF), which destroys cancerous tumours.

For those of you who see brown spots, and assume your banana has gone rotten, you NEED to read this!

Bananas are a strange fruit in that the more brown spots it has, the more ripe it is. Actually, those brown spots indicate high amounts of TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor), which helps fight against cancer cells.

What? Bananas help fight against cancer? How did I not know about this?!

Yes, research has shown that TNF can interfere and inhibit tumor cell growth, but that’s not all. Here are some other ways bananas help you out:

Heartburn, Blood Pressure, Energy, Anemia, Ulcers, Depression, Constipation, Nerves or PMS, Temperature Control

So next time you have a spotty banana don’t throw it out, eat it up. Maybe you aren’t a fan of the mushy texture, just go toss it in a smoothie! Either way, do your body a favor!