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Soo Jin

Date: 2005-04-24 15:43
Subject: not sure if this is real, but it sure is interesting
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Everything u need to know bout bananas, amazing facts
Message: 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. EZrent.com

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. EZrent.com

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 EZrent.com

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, 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!" EZrent.com

P/S : Bananas must be the reason monkeys are
so happy all the time!
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