Go Bananas


Go Bananas

professor at CCNY for a physiological 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.?

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 (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.?

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.?

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.?

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 &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!'?




Yup .... Go bananas and I know this was posted before:cool::cool: because it was me who posted it so am resurrecting it again .......so...... to all my friends who think I have gone bananas :eek::eek:.... nope not yet.:D:D My old mind is still clear.... He he :D:D:D

Enjoy your bananas..... He he ..... Bananas rule .... :cool::cool::cool:

"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,"

That's why, as a diabetic, I have to stay away from too many of them. Carbs turn into sugar quicker than sugar. :(
Oops - this little fella was suppose to be a banana holding a sign you can edit. Didn't turn out right :(
Isn't it fun :D

I found the dancing bananas on photobucket after googling dancinc bananas. I had to copy code for each one and paste it in the download pic area of the reply thread. It would take me awhile to redo it. Maybe Fluffy can do it easier and quicker. :)


Bad banana

Endangered bananas

Dangerous banana


Musical nanners


My mom said when she'd go to partys as a teen, she'd be so crazy people would ask her what she's on. She'd say bananas.


I'm going to incorporate bananas into the diet every day now. I just ate 2 and I have so much energy. I was eating salad, chicken, and milk and stuff earlier and starting to work out to get myself awake and alive, but those bananas did it.


Hey Mark .... Congratulations.!!!!!:D:D:D We need to start back to basics and incorporate all the good foods into out bodies. Not all the junk. At one of my diet classes we were told to just do your shopping on the outer edge of the supermarket..... that means avoiding the inside where all the fast food and crakers and stuff are .:):)