Saturday, May 30, 2009

Ripe Bananas and Anti-Cancer Quality

The fully ripe banana produces a substance called TNF (Tumor Necrosis Factor) which has the ability to combat abnormal cells.

So don't be surprised very soon the shop will go out of stock for bananas.
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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, i.e. 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 bananas 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.
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How does TNF kill cancer cells?

Tumor necrosis factors (or the TNF-family) refer to a group of cytokines family that can cause cell death.

Mechanism

TNF acts via the TNF Receptor (TNF-R) and is part of the extrinsic pathway for triggering apoptosis. TNF-R is associated with procaspases through adapter proteins (FADD, TRADD, etc.) that can cleave other inactive procaspases and trigger the procaspase cascade, irreversibly committing the cell to apoptosis.
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TNF interacts with tumor cells to trigger cytolysis or cell death. TNF interact with receptors on endothelial cells, which leads to increased vascular permeability allowing leukocytes access to the site of infection. This is a type of localized inflammatory response, although systemic release may lead to septic shock and death.

2 Comments:

At 9:03 AM , Blogger Gideão said...

Always great to learn such interesting facts!

Keep on doing this fine job, Tai-Onn.
May your days be long and prosperous.

Um abraço, amigo!

 
At 9:05 AM , Blogger Gideão said...

By the way, I am studying French. Keeps my mind from wandering... Also, I love learning languages!

 

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