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    Cool Great info on bananas

    Bananas

    This is interesting. 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 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 balanced 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!"
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    Wow that information is VERY interesting. I would never look at a banana the same way...I absolutely LOVE bananas. No wonder why I like eating them in the morning when I'm totally exhausted.

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    That's very informative! I got to learn new information. Yes, banana contains potassium. That is why to those who always experience muscle cramps, eating banana is highly advised!

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    Wow, thanks I bookmarked this page. [Going to grab a banana now] I knew they were great for us but didn't know that much. Wow!

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    This is how i love bananas.Interesting to know its benefits to our body.It is a fruit of vitamins and help our immune system to fight diseases.

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    Bananas are available all year and they are a great source of instant energy whether you are watching your diet or just trying to eat healthy. Like other fruits and vegetables, bananas contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol. It is a known fact that a low fat, balanced diet rich in vegetables and fruit may reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancer. Researche also shows that serotonin and norepinephrine in bananas may naturally help sufferers overcome depression.

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    bananas can also be used as facial mask. aside from keeping your face skin fresh and smooth, it can also serves as an anti-aging agent.

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    It is a known fact that a low fat, healthy diet full of fruits and veggies may prevent heart problems and certain types of cancer. Research also reveals that this and nor epinephrine in apples may normally help patients get over depressive disorders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYCLipo View Post
    bananas can also be used as facial mask. aside from keeping your face skin fresh and smooth, it can also serves as an anti-aging agent.
    Need to know what skin type banana facial mask suits ?

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    Great information about bananas....

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    I love banana and all the dishes of banana. Thanks for giving some new idea.

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    Amazing information mate, thanks for sharing such useful post. Although bananas are my favorite fruits. They are rich sources of potassium and other nutrition. They give quick energy to body and strength to bones. Bananas are effective for heart health and reduce bowl diseases.

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    Ooh, good for depression! Thank you!

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