A banana a day keeps the doctor away……..




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

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.

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 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

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

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

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.

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

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 & Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help
people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the
potassiu! m and ma gnesium 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!”


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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