Frugal Village Forums banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,021 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
A friend sent me this and I thouhg it was good info on the banana!!:fdance:
Bananas... This is very interesting.
>
> After Reading THIS, you'll NEVER look at a banana in the same way again -
>
> Bananas. Containing 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 haemoglobin 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 the 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.
>
> 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 enhancer tryptophan.
>
> Smoking: 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!"
>
> PASS THIS ON TO ALL OF YOUR ON-LINE FRIENDS and FAMILY
>
> PS Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time!
>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
10,045 Posts
Bananas (and all fruit) made my morning sickness worse this time around. LOL Interesting info though! I love bananas - had one first thing this morning. :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,304 Posts
Oh, I'm so jealous of all you people who can eat bananas. I'm allergic to latex and they have a similar protein, and every time I eat them they sting my mouth and make me more allergic. I do sneak one from time to time. DD eats them all the time, though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12,790 Posts
Interesting article, thanks for sharing it with us. I love bananas but they give me heartburn instead of preventing it. I always have to take an antacid after I eat one.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,169 Posts
Dh is eating 2 a day. He has muscle cramps from being dehydrated, and that's where the bananas come in. All that potassium. He swears by them.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
916 Posts
Interesting....bananas make my mouth sting, too and it'll swell up. Hmmmmm???? So does watermelon.

Anyway, though I like them. Miss K LOVES bananas!!
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top