After Reading This - You'll Never look at Bananas the Same Way Again

Bananas contain three natural sugars. Sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. Banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial increase in 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 top athletes. But energy is not 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 conducted by MIND among 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 and eat a banana. Vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

Anemia:
With a high iron content, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and thus helps in 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 U.S. Food and Drug Administration only allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the ability of the fetus to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power:
200 students of Twickenham school (England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their mental abilities. Research has shown that 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.

Hangover:
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake with honey. The banana calms the stomach and 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 the treatment of pain.

Morning Sickness:
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels 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 contain a lot of vitamins that help calm the nervous system. Overweight and at work? Studies of the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to overeating comfort food like chocolate and crisps. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese are likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic induced food cravings, we need to control their blood sugar levels, snacking on foods high in carbohydrates 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-chroniclercases. 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 the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a low temperature .
For example, bananas really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to apple, it has four times the protein, carbohydrate twice to three times more phosphorus, five times as much vitamin A and iron and other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best products, the value around so maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say: " Banana a Day Keeps the Doctor Away "

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