We buy them from the store, mostly greenish-yellow and spotless, and as time goes by they ripen and develop brown spots. Should you throw them them away as they turn even more brown? The answer may surprise you!

One of nature’s most under-rated fruits is the banana. Bananas are the most consumed fruit in the United States. In fact we eat more bananas than apples and oranges combined.

Once these bananas turn brown, we think it's time to pitch them, but it is at this point that a banana becomes a superfood to help fight cancer. The more dark patches on the banana the better for it to contain TNF, which stands for Tumor Necrosis Factor. TNF is a cancer fighting substance that helps fight against abnormal cells in our bodies.

So what does this Tumor Necrosis Factor do for our body?  It assists communication between cells in our immune response system. It evens helps to, you might say, lay out a road map for the cells to move to the areas of the body that is inflamed or infected.

These bananas can also help with other ailments including depression, ulcers, blood pressure and heartburn. According to the website feedsguru.com, there are other health benefits, too.

So grab a couple of the brown 'naners and see what happens!

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