Healthy Things a Banana Can Do for You

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Brenda-Lee Barajas

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@Moxie50

After you read the attached it might cross your mind that the
FORBIDDEN FRUIT was not the apple, but the banana.

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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  • 1THE BANANAS with dark patches on yellow skin - Anti Deadly Cancer

    The fully ripe banana produces a substance called TNF which has the ability to combat abnormal cells. So don't be surprised very soon the shop will go out of stock for bananas. As the banana ripens, it develops dark spots or patches on the skin. The more dark patches it has, the higher will be its' immunity enhancement quality . Hence the Japanese love bananas for a good reason. According to a Japanese scientific research, banana contains TNF which has anti-cancer properties. The degree of anti-cancer effect corresponds to the degree of ripeness of the fruit,i.e.. the riper the banana, the better the anti-cancer quality.. In an animal experiment carried out by a professor in TokyoU comparing the various health benefits of different fruits,using banana, grape, apple, water melon, pineapple, pear and persimmon, it was found that banana gave the best results. It increased the number of white blood cells, enhanced the immunity of the body and produced anti-cancer substance TNF. The recommendation is to eat 1 to 2 banana a day to increase your body immunity to diseases like cold, flu and others. According to the Japanese professor, yellow skin bananas with dark spots on it are 8 times more effective in enhancing the property of white blood cells than the green skin version.
  • 2A professor at CCNY for a physio...logical psych class told his class about bananas.
    He said the expression "going bananas" is from the effects of bananas on the brain. Read on:

    Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!
    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 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.
  • 3Blood 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
    (England) 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.
  • 4Morning 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 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.

    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.
  • 5Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help
    SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

    Smoking &Tobacco Use: 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!"
  • 6PS: 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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