Going Bananas!

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Have you been told to be careful about eating bananas because of their high sugar content – something we want to watch when dealing with cancer?

However, because of the Vitamin C, fiber, potassium and B6, they are definitely a healthier choice for something sweet than some refined sugar product.  (Please do yourself a favor and stay away from refined sugary products).


For the purposes of controlling sugar levels and best overall nutrient value, less ripe bananas are better.

Yet, here is a reason to consider adding a very ripe banana at times to your diet. A ripening banana – you know the ones with dark spots on the skin – are far more effective at boosting your immune cells and power. First, their antioxidant level increases.  But more than that, they actually produce TNF (tumor necrosis factor), which is a protein messenger that runs interference with the growth and spread of cancer. It even triggers those cancer cells to die.

If you are experiencing a low WBC count due to disease or treatment, eating some of those ripe bananas with those ugly brown

spots (it’s the brown spots that actually create TNF) can help boost your count. Of course, you must not go overboard and elevate

your blood sugar on a regular basis or make it part of a multi-fruit treat.

Use half a banana and combine it with protein powder and that will slow the rise of blood sugar levels.