*image source: positivemed.comRecent study by Japanese researchers has found a very interesting fact about bananas. It turns out that as banana ripens it produces antioxidant and anticancer properties. Full ripe banana with dark patches on yellow skin produces a substance called TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) which has the capacity to combat abnormal cells. The study also shows that darker patches it has the higher its anti-cancer quality will be. Moreover, Yellow skin banana with dark spots on it is eight times more effective in enhancing body’s immune system than green skin version.
Therefore, it is best to eat banana when it is fully ripe. But if you have type 2 diabetes or you are avoiding a fast increase in your blood sugar levels, you could consider eating the ripe banana with nut butter – since fat slows down the absorption of sugars into your blood stream. Or you can simply eat the banana while it’s still greenish (level 3 or 4 in the pic)