valerie wrote: Me too.
PS. My sister said she read eating two bananas a day prevented cancer
My grandfather ate bananas every day...he liked them extremely ripe, and lived into his 90's.
She probably read this on Facebook along with the rest of the fake news. Bogus claims without TRUE scientific studies. It may be that certain foods high in antioxidants might HELP reduce risk of certain cancer, but it's probably negligible, there are too many factors which are risks for cancer, some are genetic, and even in otherwise very healthy people, all of a sudden something happens to the DNA, and cells turn cancerous.. No food can PREVENT cancer, and certainly not bananas. Unripe bananas are mostly resistant starch, when they ripen, they are mostly sugar. Banana is low in fat and protein, it contains fiber and is a good source of potassium. She probably read that the ripe bananas contain a substance that kill cancer cells, that's bogus news
If bananas prevented and/or killed cancer cells there would likely be a shortage of bananas, and the big pharmas pushing "POISON" treatments (Chemo) would suffer loses. Most people die not from cancer, but complications from Chemo, that poison that completely destroys your immune system AND the good cells in your body.
The same bullshit claim with apples "one apple a day keeps your doctor away".
A lot of cancers RISKS can be greatly reduced with lifestyle and dietary changes, but prevented 100%, never.....there would always be a greater than 0% risk to anything. But most people would need drastic lifestyle and dietary changes to get a modest reduction in % risk, whilst some cancer risks can be significantly reduced, like lung cancer, skin cancer, etc.
As much as the big pharmas are a trillion $ industry, so is the snake oil industry pushing false hopes and miracle cures, filled with bogus claims, and what is disappointing is that some actual doctors take part in this scandal, including a very well known neurosurgeon everybody knows, who is on TV