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Sleep & Banana

Sat, Oct 3, 2009

Sleep & BananaUseful Tips

As you may already know, sleep is very important for recovery, recuperation, growth, productivity, mental activity, even sexual life, as well as building muscle.

What is the simplest way to get a good night sleep?

Well, the answers is also vey simple: eat a banana.

  • It contains natural precursors of melatonin, seratonin, magnesium, etc., all of which help the body relax to enter a state of slumber.
  • And what’s good about it is the fact that a typical sized banana only contains 100 calories, so it shouldn’t adversely affect your caloric levels.


Never put your banana in the refrigerator!!!

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 antiacid effect in the body. If you suffer from a heartburn, eat banana for soothing fast relief.
Morning Sickness: Having bananas between meals helps to keephigher sugar levels and avoid morning fatigue.
Mosquito bites: Before Instead of using moskito bite products, try rubbing any affected area with the inner surface of banana skin. Many people find it surprisingly successful in reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help relaxing people’s nervous system.
Overweight? Studies at the Institute of  Psychology in Austria have found that work-related stress leads to incresed consumption of chocolate and chips. Observing 5,000 hospital patients, the researchers have concluded that the most obesity links to stressful work activities. The report concluded that in order to avoid stress-induced food cravings, people need to control their sugar level by consuming highly-saturated carbohydrate food every two hours to maintain sugar level steady.

Other advantages of eating banana:

  • Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders due to banana’ soft texture and smoothness. Banana is the only raw fruit, whicht can be eaten without distress of the digestion. 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 temperature and emotional exitation in expectant mothers. In  Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to have their baby born with a reduced body temperature. 
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain tryptophan, the natural mood enhancer .
  • Smoking &Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. Bananas consist B6 and B12 vitamins , as well as the potassium and magnesium; they help recovering 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 levels can be balanced again 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!”

PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time!
Usefull advice:
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 !!!     

Watch Video: How to peel a banana

This is an instruction video about how to correctly peel a banana. “My whole adult life, I never knew the right way to open a banana. And now you do too.” It’s the end of the world as you know it.

 

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