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Go Bananas!

June 23rd, 2009


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After reading this, you’ll never ‘look down’ at  banana and up up up is the cost of banana.

Banana, a natural remedy for many illness – high in fiber, high in vitamin B, high in natural sugars, high in iron, high in potassium. Definitely, a must to add to our daily diet.  When compare a banana 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 contains 3 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 banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.   

Besides being an energy booster, there are many more advantages of eating bananas daily:

Depression/PMS/SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)
Banana contains 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. 

Anemia :
Banana, high in iron, can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure :
Banana, extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure.  So, now you know why, hospital meal always come with bananas.

Brain Power :
Eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch helps to boost brain power. 

Constipation :
Banana can help restore normal bowel action, without resorting to laxatives.

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Drink a  glass of 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 :
Banana has natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness :
Snacking on banana between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Mosquito bites :
Try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. It helps to reduce swelling and irritation.  So, remember to bring along bananas when outing.

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Banana, high in B vitamins, helps calm the nervous system.                                         

Ulcers :
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:
Banana is eaten as a “cooling” fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. 

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 :
Eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

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!

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Yeh, Go Bananas!



Health is the best form of an investment.

If we keep on eating wrongly, No doctor can cure us;
If we eat rightly, No doctor is needed.


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