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#131060 August 1st, 2005 at 11:36 PM
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My Mum e-mailed this to me

Bananas :
>>>
>>>This is interesting. After Reading this, you'll never look at a banana >>>in
>>>the same way again.
>>>
>>>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.
>>>
>>>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 e ating 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 USFood 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.
>>>
>>>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!
>>>
>>>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!"
>>>
>>>PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS
>>>
>>>PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time!


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#131061 August 1st, 2005 at 11:42 PM
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I've see this before. Has anyone ever tryed the banana skin treatment for a mosquito bite? That one interests me.

I love bananas and eat them all the time. Too bad they aren't enough to get rid of my depression. Oh well, it coudl be worse too right????

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#131062 August 1st, 2005 at 11:48 PM
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Great article there Phoenix. When I was pregnant with Patrick I had the absolute worst morning sickness and the only thing I was able to eat for a long time were bananas. The Dr told me if there was only one thing I could eat, then that was a good one.


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#131063 August 1st, 2005 at 11:50 PM
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I was shocked about some of the "uses". I had never heard of alot of them before. I passed this along to alot of friends. Please feel free to copy and paste for your own use thumbup


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#131064 August 2nd, 2005 at 09:58 AM
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Wow, I gotta run out and get some bananas!


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#131065 August 2nd, 2005 at 11:49 AM
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I eat at least three Banana's a day per Doctor's order's for Hypoglycemia keeps my blood sugar up and my Blood pressure down. Also feed it to my dogs as well as Iguana's for the sugar they need.
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