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Bananas
After Reading this, you'll NEVER look at a
Banana in the same way again!

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, like in
turkey.

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 are diet
can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many
ills, and it tastes good too. When you compare it
to an apple, it has four times the protein, twice
the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five
times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other
vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium
and is one of the best value foods around.

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

TARSman

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Howdy!

I eat bananas all the time, and I didn't realize they were doing so much for me. Thanks for the great info. Think I'll go eat a banana. By the way, I usually have milk and a cinnamon roll with my banana. Does that cancel out the banana? If it does, oh well! It's a habit I don't think I want to break. Ha!

Take care! :D
 

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TARSman said:
Howdy!

I eat bananas all the time, and I didn't realize they were doing so much for me. Thanks for the great info. Think I'll go eat a banana. By the way, I usually have milk and a cinnamon roll with my banana. Does that cancel out the banana? If it does, oh well! It's a habit I don't think I want to break. Ha!

Take care! :D
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TARSman,

Don't stop the cinnamon...reduces bad cholestrol I understand.......1/2 teaspoon per day I read.

Also pomegranate juice...two teaspoons per day...I could drink a gallon...but, cost prohbitive. If I wanted to start a new venture it would be ...pomegranate trees.
 

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dang--sounds better than WD-40 AND duct tape (almost)!! seriously, on eof my doc sisters always said a banana in the a.m. was the best way to overcome low blood-sugar--better than coffee. though i don't necessarily believe her :)
 

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preston said:
TARSman said:
Howdy!

I eat bananas all the time, and I didn't realize they were doing so much for me. Thanks for the great info. Think I'll go eat a banana. By the way, I usually have milk and a cinnamon roll with my banana. Does that cancel out the banana? If it does, oh well! It's a habit I don't think I want to break. Ha!

Take care! :D
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TARSman,

Don't stop the cinnamon...reduces bad cholestrol I understand.......1/2 teaspoon per day I read.

Also pomegranate juice...two teaspoons per day...I could drink a gallon...but, cost prohbitive. If I wanted to start a new venture it would be ...pomegranate trees.

Sorry Preston, TARSman didn't seem to mention the rolls . . . :lol:
 

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I want to know what these are as i read the thing about them and cholesterol and thought we could try them. This mentioned eating them and nothing about the juice.
I should know but guess i am not up on them and was in the store yesterday and didn't think to look.
so when is spring coming as it is winter here again today. Is only 34 degrees and ti was 19 this moring so taht wills et things back.
Husband off to a bull saile today,
Ok take care. :!:
 

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BevM,

Was 23 degrees this morning, my heart hurts as we had apple blossoms, cherry blossoms, plum blossoms, crabapple blossoms, and it's supposed to be just as cold tonight and I'm afraid no fruit to put up this fall??? :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
 

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