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    Bananas containing 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 the perfect way 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 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 antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

    Morning Sickness:
    Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up 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 are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

    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 chips. 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%!

    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 carbohydrates, 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.
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    Nice post, I knew Bananas were good but I was not aware of all of their potential.

    Note to self . . . determine a way to destroy all banana distribution centers so that I will have patients when I graduate from med school . . .
    Disclaimer: While I have an M.D. the views I express are not to be taken as medical advice under any circumstances. Please check with your own doctor if you want medical advice as he/she has access to your info and can provide the most accurate advice.


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    Great info and thanks for the read!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Dave1
    Nice post, I knew Bananas were good but I was not aware of all of their potential.

    Note to self . . . determine a way to destroy all banana distribution centers so that I will have patients when I graduate from med school . . .
    you med students... all seem so eager to make oodles of $, not too help the patients.. dont doctors have some credo their supposded to follow about helping patients?!?


    -- its in my biased opinion that all doctor/med students are in it for the $ and social status t hey'll get once their a real doctor..

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdiritto
    you med students... all seem so eager to make oodles of $, not too help the patients.. dont doctors have some credo their supposded to follow about helping patients?!?


    -- its in my biased opinion that all doctor/med students are in it for the $ and social status t hey'll get once their a real doctor..
    Maybe I did not lay the sarcasm on thick enough above, I was kidding.

    I'll tell you what if I was in a profession for the money I sure would choose a profession other than medicine. With the amount of debt that I will have after med school plus the reimbursement system the insurance companies have I will not be making tons of cash. The social status/money bonus is a thing of the past from what I have seen.

    I am in medicine b/c I like helping people and I think medicine is a cool way to help others . . . I will agree that there are some who are doing it for the money (they are stupid). However, you can usually tell which docs they are b/c they suck.

    Yes, docs are supposed to help people and I plan on doing what I can to help as many of my future patients as I can. As I try to help now when I can as well. People who are full of themeselves and are in medicine for the wrong reason suck and give the profession a bad name. F#$K them
    Disclaimer: While I have an M.D. the views I express are not to be taken as medical advice under any circumstances. Please check with your own doctor if you want medical advice as he/she has access to your info and can provide the most accurate advice.


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    This post makes me so sad ..

    I love bananas but they are $12 a kilo since a storm wiped away most of the country's crops They have now turned into a luxury item.

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    did someone say banana

    in any case, i love bananas, I eat them like candy.
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    i eat one every day. i get pissed if i dont

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    I'm allergic
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis71902
    I'm allergic
    im allergic to honey dew and cantalope and milk
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    ummm, guess i should start eating bannannas

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    Quote Originally Posted by asianbabe
    This post makes me so sad ..

    I love bananas but they are $12 a kilo since a storm wiped away most of the country's crops They have now turned into a luxury item.

    way to go strester, you're such a jerk


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    Quote Originally Posted by Controlled Labs
    im allergic to honey dew and cantalope and milk

    Seriously? I can eat bananas, but my throat will get all swollen and my chest gets tight so I don't.
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    Good read man, thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Former_Fatkid
    way to go strester, you're such a jerk

    lol... look at the hero jumping out of the crowd to implement justice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Aries
    lol... look at the hero jumping out of the crowd to implement justice

    I'll defend you asianbabe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Former_Fatkid
    I'll defend you asianbabe
    get a room

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Aries
    get a room



    been there done that

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    Quote Originally Posted by asianbabe



    been there done that

    wait a second.......... i dont remember that.......i need to do less grrrr
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    Quote Originally Posted by Former_Fatkid
    wait a second.......... i dont remember that.......i need to do less grrrr
    well... i remember...

    just not with you!

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