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    The Banana

    >>Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!! Eat it.(From: Lee
    >>Chung Pah, USA, Tue. 17 Jan. 2006 )This is interesting. After
    >>reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.
    >>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 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
    >>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 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 xams 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
    >>Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so
    >>if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing
    >>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 ith the inside of a banana skin. Many
    >>people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and
    >>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 to avoidpanic-induced
    >>food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by
    >>snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels
    >>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
    >>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,
    >>threetimes 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!"
    >>PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time!
    >>I will add one here; want a quick shine on our shoes?? Take the
    >>INSIDE of the banana skin, and rub directly on the shoe...polish
    >>with dry cloth. Amazing fruit.

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    the power of suggestion makes me want to get a bannana shake

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    I will have to remember about the shake next time I stay out too late.

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