Thursday, June 17, 2010

bananas are good for you

Top 10 Goodies about Bananas!

Banana Orange Hangover Cure!

1) Bananas are the best choice for top performing athletes and long-distance runners because they contain 3 natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose. When combined with fiber, they give a super boost to energy levels and stamina.

2) Bananas make us happy! Bananas contain tryptophan, which the body converts into serotonin. This natural chemical helps us to relax and puts us back into balance.

3) Bananas are a great alternative to pain killers for PMS. This is due to the B6 it contains – which helps regulates glucose levels. So ladies, standby a bunch of bananas when it is appropriate!

4) Bananas are Nature’s best aid for anemia because of the high iron content. The body needs iron for haemoglobin production.

5) FDA has just allowed the banana industry to announce an official claim that this fruit can help in reducing blood pressure and stroke. This ability arises mainly from the high potassium content despite low salt levels.

6) Do you know that bananas make the best Hangover Antidote? Bananas have properties which calms the stomach, restores the stomach lining, and balances the system after a night of decadence. For the perfect hangover cure, make a smoothie with bananas, oranges and some mint leaves. Tried, tested and proven!

7) Constipation? Fret not! The mighty banana is here to save the day! Packed with fiber, bananas help move the bowels, restore the elimination ability and beat constipation naturally without laxatives!

8)Bananas have a natural antacid effect on our bodies. So when we experience heart burn from inappropriate food combining, just pop a banana to help settle down the gut. Brings immediate soothing relief!

9) Potassium rich foods boost brain power! Studies have shown improvements in concentration when they eat bananas during lunch breaks.

10) Feeling anxious or mentally nervous? Have a banana! The high B vitamins will help to calm the moods and soothe the nerves.

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