The Secrets of a Banana
The banana is an important food source for energy, health and nutrition
Enjoy Bananas for Amazing Nutrition and Health and Energy
Build Energy and Feel Better
. New research shows that the banana also can prevent and help cure some of the medical conditions we deal with. Let's take a fresh look at all the banana has to offer. You'll NEVER look at a banana in the same way again!
One large banana,
about 9 inches in length, packs 602 mg of potassium and has only 140 calories. That same banana also has 2 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber.
The banana provides energy
that can help us keep fit. Bananas can also
help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions. Don't overlook bananas in your diet.
How Bananas Provide Health, Nutrition and Energy
Bananas Provide Energy Because it contains three natural sugars, sucrose, fructose and glucose,
combined with fibre, a banana gives us an instant, sustained and substantial
boost of energy. Research has shown 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.
Bananas Fight Depression According to a recent survey of people suffering from depression undertaken by MIND, many felt much better after eating a banana.
This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body
converts into serotonin. Serotonin is known to make you relax, improve your mood and
generally make you feel happier.
Bananas Relieve PMSThe vitamin B6 bananas contain regulates
blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood. Forget the pills -- eat a banana.
Anemia and Bananas Because bananas are high in iron, they can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in
the blood and help prevent anemia.
Bananas Regulate High Blood Pressure The banana has the ability to ward off high blood pressure and stroke. This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it useful in lowering blood pressure.
Bananas for Brain Power Researchers working with 200 students at a Middlesex school showed that students did better on their exams by eating bananas at breakfast, break, or lunch to boost their brain power. The potassium-packed
banana can assist learning by making students more alert.
Bananas Relieve Constipation Because they are high in fibre, bananas in the diet can help restore
normal bowel action without the use of laxatives.
Take a Banana for a Hangover A quick cure for a hangover is 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.
Bananas Help Heartburn Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you
suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
For Morning Sickness Take a Banana Snacking on bananas between meals allays morning sickness and helps to keep blood
sugar levels up.
Use Bananas on Mosquito Bites If you have an insect bite, try rubbing the
affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it
amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
A Banana Calms NervesThe B vitamins in bananas help calm the nervous system.
Bananas Control Overweight and Stress Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. 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.
Bananas for UlcersBananas neutralize
over-acidity and reduce irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
Temperature control Some 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.
Bananas and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
SAD sufferers can be helped by bananas, because they contain the natural mood
Bananas and Smoking If you are trying to give up smoking, the vitamins B6 and B12 in bananas, as well as the potassium and magnesium, help
the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
Bananas Lower 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, and our potassium
levels fall. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.
Bananas Prevent StrokesResearch published in "The New England Journal of Medicine," concluded that
eating bananas as part of a regular diet reduced the risk of death by strokes as much as 40%.
Bananas for Health, Nutrition and Energy
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 carbohydrates, 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 a good value at the market. Maybe we should say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"
Pass the news on to your friends.!
Guess I'll be off shopping
now.....bananas at the top of the list!!
I hope life brings you much success. I wish you a very happy day.
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