Black People : "A banana a day keeps the doctor away

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  1. THA HOOKUPMAN

    THA HOOKUPMAN Banned MEMBER

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    "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"


    Bananas -
    After Reading This, you'll Never look at a banana in the same
    way again!!!

    Bananas contain 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. 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 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.


    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
    chips. 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 emotion al 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, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. 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. 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!" WOW ! :bullseye: :bullseye: :bullseye: :spank:
     
  2. triniti424

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    Mmmmmmmmm I LOVE bananas hehehe and now i have more reason to lol
     
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    they do a body good i see y i love them now !
    thankz for the history of a banana.
     
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    thanks for this info.....i love bananas anyway so this is cool to know
     
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    I eat plantains...so I'm straight!
     
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    Latin joke. nada mas


    platanos are known also as "Vita Bruto", or "Dumb Vitamins" some places in the caribbean :kickball:
     
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    The power of a banana... but shouldn't this be in the health forum?
     
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    Yes and this is why I love bananas and have eaten them since I was young. Our coach used to give them to us before each game! :dance3:
     
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    hmmmm, interesting data!
     
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    This is very good information. I too love bananas. When I was a girl growing up in south Florida, we had a tree in our yard, along with all other types of fruit that were natural to that area. We were never hungry because we could pick fresh fruit when they were in season and eat until our hearts were content. When I look at how costly it is to eat healthy these days, I must admit that I long for the time when that wasn't the case. We may have been poor, but we were healthy.

    Queenie :spinstar:
     
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