BANANAS R Good 4 U

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"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.
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.

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 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 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.

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 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-chroniclercases. 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.

ED (Erectile Dysfunction Problems):
A banana reminds the sufferer of what used to be. In cases of emergency, just peel a banana and dream of what was. Then eat it and you'll feel a whole lot better (or not?)

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!'

HAPPY BANANAS Y'ALL. DR. K.

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Thanks Katuha. Now I'm a bag banana man. I knew they were good but not that good. Bob
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Yes, ty very interesting. I love slicing them and putting them in the freezer. I love them frozen. xxoo Buddy I also, eat the banana chips.

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Ty bananas r great for almost everything thanx katana

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Thanks for the info, Katuha - here's another tidbit I recently learned - when you get the bananas home, separate each one from the bunch and they last much longer. It works. I no longer have ripe bananas for banana bread.

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Thanks for the info, Katuha - here's another tidbit I recently learned - when you get the bananas home, separate each one from the bunch and they last much longer. It works. I no longer have ripe bananas for banana bread.

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Thanks for the info Katuha :) Now I can feel even better when enjoying a banana, knowing how good it is for our bodies.

MimiMargo - thank you too for the idea of separating the bananas! Although I do luuuv banana bread :)

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Enjoy banana ice cream...I love it:

chop banana, add a little bit of milk and some honey (I've also added peanut butter)
Blend together
Then freeze!

AWESOME TREAT!

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Dr. K!! You are right again. Thanks!!! I love some green bananas such as those on the left along with a nice chunky piece of chocolate............UMM UMM.......I think I'll go get some now..........Have a great weekend.

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Enjoy banana ice cream...I love it:

chop banana, add a little bit of milk and some honey (I've also added peanut butter)
Blend together
Then freeze!

AWESOME TREAT!

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Thank you Katuha,you are the best!!!
Chris

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I've just started eating bananas to help me keep regular and boost my depleted energy levels, didn't realise quite how good they are though

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ED (Erectile Dysfunction Problems):
A banana reminds the sufferer of what used to be. In cases of emergency, just peel a banana and dream of what was. Then eat it and you'll feel a whole lot better (or not?)

Imagine my surprise when I peeled the banana and it immediately went limp and shrunk to about 1/10th it's normal size!!! ;o)

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The trick is you have to eat it before it goes limp or turns black and falls apart.

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I hear that Alaskan bananas are much longer, stronger, and stiffer than our lower-48er bananas are so you should be ok.

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I also read that bananas being rich in potassium helps keep your urine alkaline which helps eliminate cancer cells because cancer cells like an acidic environment. When my husband was diagnosed with BC his ph of his urine was 4.5 after eating foods rich in potassium he has it up to 7.2. I guess only time will tell if this helps him. But we sure are willing to try whatever is out there and eating bananas can't hurt.

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We eat a banana with breakfast every morning but I didn't realise they were that good for you. They are so tasty as well! Are you Alaskan Katuha?

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They also help with night leg cramps

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Maidan,
Katuha is not Alaskan...he just suffers Alaskan banana envy!!! ;o)

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BRAGGART !

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Katuha u r absolutely amazing!! I have so enjoyed ur posts since I have been on this site. And thanks to all these replies I now know of many ways to enjoy my favorite fruit. You all r wonderful.

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