How Eating Bananas When They’re a Certain Color ‘Could Prevent Cancer’

Scientists have found that daily consumption of a slightly green banana can help prevent cancer in people with a family history of the disease.

The team from the Universities of Newcastle and Leeds studied 1,000 people with Lynch syndrome, a genetic condition that increases the risk of certain types of cancer, including those of the colon, ovaries, stomach, uterus and pancreas.

Eating a slightly green banana every day could help prevent cancer

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They found that a regular daily dose of a resistant starch supplement — the equivalent of a green banana — reduced some cancers by up to two-thirds for two years.

Although it had no effect on colon cancer, it reduced a person’s risk of gastrointestinal cancer.

Resistant starches, also found in oats and beans, are not digested in the small intestine.

Instead, it ferments in your colon, feeding good bacteria.

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Professor John Mathers of Newcastle University said: “We have found that resistant starch reduces a range of cancers by over 60 per cent.

“The effect was most evident in the upper part of the intestine.”

https://www.the-sun.com/health/5857135/green-bananas-prevent-cancer/ How Eating Bananas When They’re a Certain Color ‘Could Prevent Cancer’

Sarah Y. Kim

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