Tuesday, 4 October 2011


Going Bananas on a great morning ……… 
A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych
class told his class about bananas.  He said the expression "going bananas" is from the effects
of bananas on the brain.  Read on: 

Never put your banana in the refrigerator!!! 

This is interesting..
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.

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. 

 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. 

 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 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 ( England ) 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. 

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

 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.

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. 

 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. 

 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): 
Can help SAD sufferers because they contain
The natural mood Enhancer tryptophan. 

Smoking &Tobacco Use:
 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. 

 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. 

 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%! 

 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!

Amazing fruit !!! 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!"

PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys
are so happy all the time! I will add one
here; want a quick shine on our shoes??
Take the INSIDE of the banana skin, and
rub directly on the shoe....polish with
dry cloth.. Amazing fruit !!!

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