Did you know that the ripeness of the bananas you consume plays a significant role in the health of your digestive system, but the overall health as well? Namely, according to a research done in Japan, not every banana has the same effect on the body and we should know when is the right time to consume them and benefit the most.
What the Research Discovered?
When the bananas are completely ripe, that is, when they have dark spots on the skin, they are able to product TNF, a substance which has the power to fight off abnormal cells. This means that the more spots the banana has, the healthier it is for you and the richer in nutritive substances it is.
These bananas will soothe your digestive tract because the sugar is not difficult for absorption, which is not the case with unripe or green bananas that are not easily digested because the starch in them does not convert into sugar.
Therefore, you should eat bananas when they are ripe if you want to benefit from their anti-cancerous properties. According to the researcher team, among pears, pineapples, watermelons, grapes, and apples, bananas were found to be the most effective in the prevention of cancer.