Amazing Fruit ........... BANANA

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  1. Moonbeams

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    AMAZING FRUIT.....

    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 (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.
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    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..
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    Overweigh ...and at work?
    Studies at the Institute 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 &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.


    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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  2. Arunarc

    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Moonbeams
    This is a very good information. Thanx for sharing it.
     

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