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The Banana

After reading the following information you will never look at a banana the same way again.

There are three main types of sugars in the banana:


These sugars with the inclusion of the natural nutritious fibers of the Banana fruit provides us with an immediate high quality energy supplement.

Research shows that consuming two Banana fruits will provide enough energy to perform extreme physical work for ninety minutes.
This is the reason why the Banana fruit is the major fruit consumed by athletes all over the world.

Energy is not the only benefit from the Banana. The Banana can also assist our body to prevent and even cure a large number of illnesses.

Due to these benefits, it is our duty to make it an integral part of our daily diet.

Following are some of the ways the Banana fruit affect our health:

Anaemia

Bananas are high in iron. Iron stimulate the production of haemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anaemia.

Blood Pressure

This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the ideal food to assist in beating high blood pressure.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now allowing the banana industry to make official claims about the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power

In English school - Twickenham Middlesex, 200 students were helped through their exams by eating bananas at breakfast, break and lunch with the goal to boost their brain power.
Research has shown that the potassium in the fruit can assist learning by making students more alert and focused.

Constipation

A diet high in fibre that also includes bananas can help restore normal bowel movement without the need to resort to laxatives.

Depression

A recent survey by MIND (National Association for mental health) amongst people suffering from depression showed that 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.

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 that helps the ones of us that suffer from heart-burn.

Morning Sickness

Eating bananas between meals will help to keep the blood sugar levels up and this will help to prevent morning sickness symptoms.

Mosquito bites

When insect bite you, try rubbing the area with the inside of a banana skin. You may find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves

The high content of B vitamins in the Bananas helps calm down the nervous system.

PMS - Premenstrual Syndrome

The vitamin B6 in the Banana regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood. Why use pills when a Natural fruit can do the same trick.

Smoking

Bananas has high levels of Vitamin C, A1, B6, B12 and together with the potassium and magnesium found in them, they help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress

Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalise 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 re-balanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Temperature control

Many cultures see bananas as "cool", literally speaking. The fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers.

Ulcers

The Banana is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronic ulcer cases. It also neutralises over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach. The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders due to its soft texture and smoothness.

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