Many avoid consuming bananas when they are ripe, due to their greater sweetness and texture that can sometimes make them a bit unpleasant, but what not many know about this fruit in such a state is that the more dark spots the banana has, the greater It is the benefit it brings to our body, especially for the immune system.

Ripe bananas contain a cytokine called TNF, Tumor Necrosis Factor, which is released by some cells of the immune system, and which act on other cells of the body. Helps fight cancer.

As bananas ripen, they concentrate more antioxidants, and the more dark spots they have, the starch changes into simple sugars that are easily digested.

The ripe banana is more beneficial than other fruits, according to studies carried out in Japan, since it has the ability to increase the number of white cells in the blood and strengthen the immune system.

To take advantage of these benefits that ripe bananas bring us, it is advisable to consume one or two of these pieces a day.

It is believed that the number of white cells and defenses in ripe bananas is eight times more concentrated than in the common banana.

Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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