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Empress_JRN
12-12-2006, 09:12 AM
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.


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.


Anemia
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.


Brain Power
200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school 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.


Heartburn
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.


Hangovers
One of the quickest ways of curing a angover 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.


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.


Constipation
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.


Morning Sickness
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.


Overweight and at work?
Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. 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.


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-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
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!

PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time! LOL...

I will add one here; 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 is it not??!

MP
12-12-2006, 09:36 AM
Holly shit, to bad when I eat them I feel sick :(

Fluid
12-12-2006, 09:46 AM
not to mention, they make a kinky sex toy


















or so bullet told me

Mr. Goat
12-12-2006, 10:54 AM
Bananas are alright.. not my fav but i can get them down!

Anthony
12-12-2006, 11:11 AM
I try to eat a bannana a day. Right after working out in the morning.

TBrown
12-12-2006, 11:18 AM
Yeah there's not much new about it...a lot of energy and helps fightin being depressed....I used to have a banana after training as well

justb
12-12-2006, 11:19 AM
If I'm really hung over I'll force myself to eat one

sassygirl
12-12-2006, 11:52 AM
yea a banana is very useful.... :)

NinjaSteve
12-12-2006, 12:02 PM
Daaaayum! Bananas for life!

SirMoby
12-12-2006, 02:45 PM
I just finished a peanut butter and banana sandwich. I usually eat about 3 or 4 of these a week. They're great on whole grain toast.

Both peanut butter and bananas make great bedroom toys :)

AbulletAway
12-12-2006, 05:25 PM
not to mention, they make a kinky sex toy



















or so bullet told me




Funny you mention that, bananas always tasted best after first dipped in my ex girl friend. However, strawberries were our favorite. Damn I miss that kinky bitch. :(

Reppy
12-12-2006, 06:36 PM
I've always loved bananas.

Then we had a cyclone wipe out the biggest banana plantations here in Australia earlier in the year.

Cost a freakin' fortune for bananas up until a few weeks ago. Still not as cheap as they used to be. Looking forward to buying a bunch today.

MorningWud
12-12-2006, 07:46 PM
And I hear pinapples make your spern sweet! lol

PMC
12-12-2006, 10:05 PM
wish i liked bananas, wonder if banana slushies are the same.

kdoublei
12-12-2006, 10:43 PM
just put bananas on the list for shopping tomorrow. we always keep em but now i know i'll be doin my body even better

volante
12-12-2006, 11:15 PM
Someone found one of my sites a few days ago using the search term "can you help me find pics of women eating bannans".

This is the site (http://www.alfiethecat.com/) - not a single banana to be found... :crazy:

Seven888
12-13-2006, 05:42 AM
Time to pick up a few batches of them :)

JerseyGTO
12-13-2006, 07:17 AM
Funny you mention that, bananas always tasted best after first dipped in my ex girl friend. However, strawberries were our favorite. Damn I miss that kinky bitch. :(Lucky Bastard!!! Ummm still got her number? :naughty:

Th!nk
12-13-2006, 02:05 PM
thanks for those informations...

Empress_JRN
12-14-2006, 08:17 AM
I try to eat a bannana a day. Right after working out in the morning.

hahahaha...no wonder...you seem to be a very jolly fellow...well, base from you r avie...

Empress_JRN
12-14-2006, 08:20 AM
wish i liked bananas, wonder if banana slushies are the same.

I love Banana Slush...

AbulletAway
12-14-2006, 11:50 AM
Lucky Bastard!!! Ummm still got her number? :naughty:

She got married, turned in to a breeder, has a couple kids already and another on the way I heard. And, this was 5 years ago so I'm guessing by now her once sweet and juicy vagina has now been replaced with a hairy, don't have time to shave and shower, loose, smells like old bedsheets, not tonight I have a headache, baby maker hole.