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Banana a true friend

Posted on: February 14, 2012


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   Banana is a natural remedy for many ills. When compared 
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!”
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 people suffering from depression, feel 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.

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 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  Middlesex school were helped
through their exams 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 one
suffers 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.

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!

  Forget the pills — eat a banana.  The vitamin B6 it contains regulates
blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

 



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9 Responses to "Banana a true friend"

Nice info about Banana, one of the cheapest and excelent food to restore those glycogen levels. 🙂

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quite informative. I m thinking to keep bananas all the time at home and get benefited with the wonders of this fruit

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Excellent research and informative article. it can help a lot to ailing humanity. Monkey is fond of banana and we can observe the altertness, swings from tree to tree and all other mobile activities of the monkey. Nature has perhaps put some blissfull effect in banana. Many thank to the Lord who created this food for humanity.
one of my friend related to medical profession, told me that it is the best remedy for joints and bone problems.

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quite informative. I m thinking to keep bananas all the time at home and get benefited with the wonders of this fruit

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good i am happy you read it. that’s why i keep insisting to add fruits more in your diet. love u Nano ji

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OMG! Such a caring friend 😛

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