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Eat Your Bananas by Cayon(f): 2:45pm On Apr 19, 2008
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 have 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 enhance 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
magneissic 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!"
Re: Eat Your Bananas by Nobody: 5:55pm On Apr 20, 2008
PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains
regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.


It does not work. angry
Re: Eat Your Bananas by Nobody: 9:03pm On Apr 20, 2008
i love my bananas.
Re: Eat Your Bananas by TOYOSI20(f): 12:31am On Apr 21, 2008
I'll have bananas anytime of the day.
Re: Eat Your Bananas by Cadet(f): 12:13am On Apr 22, 2008
I like banana, but I prefer apples and oranges to any other fruit. But thanks sha
Re: Eat Your Bananas by ikamefa(f): 12:14am On Apr 22, 2008
when i nor be monkey? cheesy how i go dey chop bananas just like dat? grin
Re: Eat Your Bananas by Cayon(f): 2:44am On Apr 23, 2008
Toyo:

In my country (superstitious saying) one is told not to eat bananas after 6pm. Reason: It could stay on your stomach and kill you. I have eaten bananas in the night, but I don't make it a habit. Guess i am a little superstitious wink
Re: Eat Your Bananas by TopBooty(f): 5:21am On Apr 25, 2008
Bannanas and plantains are high calorie foods. It's not advisable for you if you have a weight problem.
Re: Eat Your Bananas by Cayon(f): 1:46pm On Apr 26, 2008
hallo @topbooty:

Thanks for letting me know about the higg calorie. I am 5'5 162lbs. I am trying to lose weight so thanks for pointing that out to me. You see, I eat lots of banana b/c i was told it's rich in iron and i suffer iron diff. even though i take iron tablets.

another reason why i eat plenty bananas is b/c i was told that it helps release period pain. Well, for the sake of calories, i'll cut down on eating them
Re: Eat Your Bananas by inze(m): 5:13pm On Apr 26, 2008
walks out to get bananas stocked in the fridge
Re: Eat Your Bananas by Radiant(f): 3:35am On Apr 28, 2008
While you choose to start eating bananas be careful how much you eat 'cause you might do urself more harm than good.
Re: Eat Your Bananas by cashoggy(f): 8:04am On May 22, 2008
inze:

walks out to get bananas stocked in the fridge

I heard bananas ought not to be refrigerated. Just keep it where there is air, shikena.

Radiant:

While you choose to start eating bananas be careful how much you eat 'cause you might do yourself more harm than good.

How do you mean? Any side effects?
Re: Eat Your Bananas by inze(m): 7:10pm On May 22, 2008
takes bananas out of the fridge and unto the dinning set adjacent to the air-conditioner

better??
Re: Eat Your Bananas by bolorunfem(f): 11:40am On May 26, 2008
grin grin Cool cool kiss
Re: Eat Your Bananas by bisibaby(f): 6:05pm On May 26, 2008
hey wat of people that dont have a.c ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and they want to eat banana
Re: Eat Your Bananas by inze(m): 2:36pm On May 27, 2008
don't buy banana's you won't eat at the moment

Gush,

Someone had taken my post serious, Hi Bisi !!
Re: Eat Your Bananas by bisibaby(f): 7:51pm On May 29, 2008
am kool
thanks
Re: Eat Your Bananas by tundysho(m): 8:55pm On Jun 13, 2008
Does plantain do the same to the body

cos i am a lover of plantiain ,i eat it alot
Re: Eat Your Bananas by MethodMan3(m): 9:30pm On Jun 13, 2008
Omo but which kain banana wey u dey tlk?

D one wey dey grow for tree or the one wey dey in between my legs?
Re: Eat Your Bananas by sunnykiss(m): 4:20pm On Aug 13, 2008
grin grin method man .

me sef i wander which kindda banan dem dey talk oooo

well, banana is good for them girls better
Re: Eat Your Bananas by Mustay(m): 4:46pm On Aug 13, 2008
Am called MONKEY BANANA whenever it's available cool
Re: Eat Your Bananas by stnonymus(m): 11:29am On Aug 15, 2008
There is a perfectly good explanation for the benefits of banana.Bananas contain a high level of B vitamins.The B Vitamins are very essential for normal brain and nerve functions, they aid the digestive process thereby helping to break down food (so those with pile should take bananas regularly),by regulating nerve functions it reduces the risk of stroke and vulnerability to moodswings.

Re: Eat Your Bananas by MrCrackles(m): 11:32am On Aug 15, 2008
i love my bananas, at least one a day ticks it all for me! cheesy
Re: Eat Your Bananas by saltbee(f): 1:25pm On Aug 20, 2008
Thank you cayon. i love banana so much and its interesting to learn more of its nutritional benefits.more power to your elbow.

hnmmm, 'tundysho', i have a feeling dat u are my brother . am i right? wink


stay blessed. smiley
Re: Eat Your Bananas by saltbee(f): 1:29pm On Aug 20, 2008
Thank you cayon. i love banana so much and its interesting to learn more of its nutritional benefits.more power to your elbow.

hnmmm, 'tundysho', i have a feeling dat u are my brother .

do u have a "Bisi" sister?


stay blessed. smiley

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