Thursday, May 13, 2010

Fully Ripe Bananas Produce TNF

The fully ripe banana produces a substance called TNF which has the ability to combat abnormal cells.
So don't be surprised very soon the shop will go out of stock for bananas.

As the banana ripens, it develops dark spots or patches on the skin. The more dark patches it has, the higher will be its' immunity enhancement quality. Hence the Japanese love bananas for a good reason.

According to a Japanese scientific research, banana contains TNF which has anti-cancer properties.
The degree of anti-cancer effect corresponds to the degree of ripeness of the fruit,  ie the riper the banana, the better the anti-cancer quality.

In an animal experiment carried out by a professor in Tokyo U comparing the various health benefits of different fruits, using banana, grape, apple, water melon, pineapple, pear and persimmon, it was found that banana gave the best results. It increased the number of white blood cells, enhanced the immunity of the body and produced anti-cancer substance TNF.

The recommendation is to eat 1 to 2 banana a day to increase your body immunity to diseases like cold, flu and others.  According to the Japanese professor, yellow skin bananas with dark spots on it are 8 times more effective in enhancing the property of white blood cells than the green skin version.

"Success Is HAVING what You WANT.
Happiness Is WANTING What You HAVE
Health Is Not Valued Till Sickness Comes"

May you be happy and healthy always.



  1. Liew,

    I hv been taking bananas lately, before seeing yr blog. Now that the scientific is there I can confidently take more.

    I take it the first thing in the morning, my system can take it.


    Kok Piew

  2. Mr Liew, I love banana very much. But I am not able to take it due to my high uric acid level, 11.7mm/dl... Once taken, gout came and sometime it attacked for several days and sometime switching to one ankle to another.

    Could you please explain the way to take banana in curing my uric acid.

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  4. So the banana itself does not need to be black to boost immunity just the skin? Very interesting I had no idea. Thank you for sharing your information. More

  5. How does freezing or baking effect the benefits of ripe bananas?

    1. Freezing stops the enzyme action and baking or cooking destroys the enzymes in the banana. Without enzymes, the banana will be difficult to get digested. If the liver is functioning, it will compensate by secreting enzyme to get it digest it. Too much of cooked food, especially meat, will deplete the liver of enzymes. So it is better to take food cooked with medium fire steam a while so as not to destroy the enzymes. Taking half ripe banana in the morning helps to coat the gut and allow smooth flow of food.

    2. Just to clarify: you said "Freezing stops the enzyme action" - does this mean that frozen food, after thawing, will have live enzymes? Secondly, you said "it is better to take food cooked with medium fire as not to destroy the enzymes". You are saying, then, that 'medium fire steam' allows foods to retain some live enzymes? And if so, can you explain allowable temperatures for cooking with the goal of retaining the enzymes? Thank you!