Bananas-some facts. do you like bananas?
March 4, 2007 12:35pm CST
Bananas contain three natural sugars- sucrose,fructose and glucose combined with fibre. a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenous 90 minute workout. no wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes. 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 banana contains tryptophan, a type of protein that body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier. Anemia: high in iron, bananas stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia. Blood Pressure: banana contains extremely high amount of potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. Constipation: high in fibre, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives. Heartburn: bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
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• United States
6 Mar 07
banana is an all-time favorite food for me . . . i can have it with my breakfast like bread & egg ; cereals or oameal in milk with banana slices , rice with fried fish & banana or even banana sandwich with peanut butter & milk . i can desserts also like banana popsicle by using skewer then roll the banana in the melted chocolate chips with chopped nuts then fridge for few minutes or make a banana smoothie drink with my sumptuous lunch. i can eat banana anytime !
4 Mar 07
Its an instant energy boost, bananas contain sucrose, fructose and glucose therefore giving you a stable run of energy that can help your flagging energy levels out for 30 minutes or more. As well theres some view that the vitamin B and potasium also can help reduce your nerves and heart rate!