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    Bananas
    This is 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
    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 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 balanced 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!"

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