Monday, March 17, 2008

GOING BANANAS!!

Bananas....This is very interesting

After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again....

Bananas contain 3 natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber, a bana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost or energy. Research has proven that just 2 bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90 minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number 1 fruit with the world's leading athletes.

Bananas also can help to overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression - 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. In other words, Eat more bananas...this will make you happy!!

PMS - Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood. High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure - Bananas are extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect to beat or reduce the risk blood pressure and stroke.

Constipation - High in fiber, inclusind bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Brain Power - Research has shown that 200 students at Twickenham (Middlesex) school were helped through their exams by eating bananas at breakfast, break and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. The potassium-packed fruit can assist in learning by making them more alert.

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 sking. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves - Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calim 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. To avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every 2 hours to keep levels steady.

Temperature Control - Bananas can be as a "cooling" fruit that can lower both pysical and emotional temperatureof expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Smoking - Bananas can laso help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them helps 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.

So, it's time to change - "A BANANA A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY!"



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