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Bananas

   Dear All

I have received a very amaizing and useful article about eating Bananas. I want to share this you.
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BANANAS

After Reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again! Bananas. Containing three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.




Depression

According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.




PMS

Forget the pills -- eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.




Anemia

High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.





Blood Pressure

This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect way to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.





Brain Power

200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.




Constipation

High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.




Hangovers

One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.




Heartburn

Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.




Morning Sickness

Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.




Mosquito bites

Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.




Nerves

Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

Overweight and at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.





Ulcers

The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.




Temperature control

Many other cultures see bananas as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool! temperature.




Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.




Smoking

Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.




Stress

Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.




Strokes

According to research in "The New England Journal of Medicine," eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!




Warts

Those keen on natural alternatives swear that, if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!



So you see, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. In fact, bananas have an exciting nutritional story. They are a good source of fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. One banana has 16% of the fiber, 15% of the vitamin C, and 11% of the potassium we need every day for good health! When you compare it to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals.


So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"


Some Banana Meals


Banana bread
Banana cake
Banana wrapped in tin foil with some brown sugar and put in the oven, or on the barbecue
Banana sandwiches
Banana split
Banana smoothie
Banana in a fruit salad
Banana fritters
Banana with yoghurt
Banana with icecream
Banana milkshake
Banana on waffles or pancakes
Banana pancakes
Dehydrated banana chips - dried (they're nice)




9 Responses
96938 tn?1189803458
Its didn't mention blood sugar issues:

Blood Sugar Issues:

Hold a banana to your head and simply pull the trigger.
Avatar universal
yes..they are healthy...old news tho...the main issue tho is to kill the hep c virus
626749 tn?1256519302
One other use not on your list

Last year in our local paper, an article explained how Broward county Womans jail decided bananas could no longer be on the menu...  seriously, its true. We had a good laugh at the office when we read it.

apache
Avatar universal
Dont forget they make a great toy for the sensual bunch out there...i hope i dont get in trouble for saying this....LOL
412873 tn?1329178055
(If you're gonna get into trouble for that,then I am right behind you with this......)

So, that explains all those Meki-monkey sex comments we used to get here, lol!!

Sorry y'all.....couldn't resist.

96938 tn?1189803458
Now it makes sense!
Avatar universal
I'd be interested in the source of that article, perhaps from the banana growers of America? like Florida guy suggests, bananas can raise blood sugar.
Avatar universal
Ill admit im a health freak....but those claims on the yellow fruit are a bit over done ...damn...it it was all true id be super man eating a bunch..
Avatar universal
Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes



LOL...and i dont need any protien?..with 90 minutes of pumping iron...if i did that with bananas id be a walkin stick
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