Do not eat a banana if you find such marks on it!

Banana is one of the most widely eaten fruits across the globe. Due to its unique shape and bright color, it can be recognized easily and the various health benefits also make it a household fruit item. The best part about bananas is that they can be consumed at different stages of their development. When it is raw, it can be prepared as vegetable curry and when it gets ripened, you can enjoy eating it raw as a fruit.


1 Lead an energetic life with consumption of one banana daily

Apart from fiber, banana consists of glucose, fructose and sucrose (different varieties of sugars). As such, having one bite of it can help you to gain energy and also offer prolonged energy boost. This might be one of the prime reasons for the sports persons and athletes relying on bananas during practice sessions and also during breaks in the games. According to experts, if you include at least one banana in your diet on a regular basis, you will lead a healthier and more active life.

Lead an energetic life with consumption of one banana daily

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2 What are the health benefits of banana?

  • Let us get a brief on the benefits of eating banana.
  • It promotes healthy bones among kids and grownups.
  • Eating banana is especially beneficial for women who crossed their menopause and for senior citizens suffering from different arthritis issues.
  • Regular consumption of banana can promote better functionalities and health of your kidney.
  • When you intake banana on a daily basis, it can help you to reduce the high blood pressure level and keep it balanced.
  • Individuals who are diagnosed with low potassium content in their body are recommended to consume bananas to bring stability in the potassium level.
  • It helps in regulating heartbeat and also helps in balancing the water equilibrium of the body.
What are the health benefits of banana?

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3 Can banana take away your life?

The above mentioned are some of the primary positive effects of banana that becomes effective when the fruit is consumed on a daily basis. But recently, an incident occurred somewhere in England which revealed that eating banana can be dangerous and prove to be life threatening as well. Can a fruit with so many health benefits be fatal and injurious to your health? Well, let us have a look at the incident that took place and why it is recommended to avoid bananas in certain conditions?

Can banana take away your life?

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4 What was the incident all about?

The incident took place in England. Maria Layton, aged 43 years went to a supermarket and purchased a handful of bananas. When she came back from the store, her 6-year-old daughter was hungry. So, Maria decided to give her one banana as a snack. But alas, she didn’t find something right with the banana. When she gave a closer look at the banana, it appeared like a spider cocoon to her. She took out another banana and found the same thing. There were several other bananas that were completely filled with spider cocoons and they looked really scary.


The bananas appeared to be extremely poisonous. When Layton took out the first banana, she didn’t give much importance but the strange appearance seemed funny to her and henceforth took out another one to find the same thing. She feels lucky that she cross checked the bananas before feeding her child with one of them. She purchased the fruit from Tesco, the popular British grocery chain.

What was the incident all about?

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5 What was the result of the investigation?

Maria Layton was terrified and devastated with the whole episode and she made a complaint on the Facebook page of Tesco. The company reached out to her and offered her full refund of the bananas and asked her for those strange looking bananas in order to execute investigation. After few days, the result of the investigation came forward and it was revealed that venomous spiders had affected the bananas. It was the Brazilian Wandering Spider which infected the fruit. Do you know that the venom of such a spider can actually take away a human being’s life in two hours?

What was the result of the investigation?

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6 Be vigilant and observant

Sounds scary and terrifying, isn’t it? Well, Maria was vigilant and cautious enough to examine the bananas before giving it to her daughter. In fact, she checked twice which revealed the bitter truth. In case you come across any strange spot or mark on bananas or for that matter any fruit or vegetable, it is best to be avoided and you should just not consume it. You have to be careful and observant as well like Maria Layton and avoid occurrence of unwanted situations.

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