Bananas! - The Instant Energy Source
you want a quick energy booster, there's no better snack than a
banana. Bananas have three natural sugars; sucrose, fructose and
glucose-combined with a fiber, a banana gives an instant and sustained
boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide
enough energy for a strenuous 90 minute work out.
bananas contain resistant starch, so called because it cannot be
digested by the small intestine-which then ferments in the large
intestine, often causing wing. Because ripe bananas are very easily
digestible and rarely cause any allergic reactions, they are a popular
solid food for babies.
are also found to beneficial to preventing or curing these ailments:
Burn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body
so if you suffer from a Heart burn, try eating a banana for soothing
Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep
the blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
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 in reducing the sweeling and irritation
caused due to insect bites.
One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana
milk shake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and
with the help of honey, builds the depleted sugar levels, while
the milk soothes and rehydrates your system.
Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The nutrients
in Bananas help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
Banana is used as a 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 chronic cases. It also neutralizes
acidity and reduces the irritation coating the line of the stomach.
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 increases, thereby reducing
our potassium levels. These can be re-balance with the help of a
High in iron, Bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin
and help in the cases of Anemia.
Bananas or Plantains are indigestible and unpalatable when eaten
raw. Because they are rich in tannin, they can taste bitter, though
some of this flavors disappears when cooked. Plantains contain more
starch than Bananas because they are eaten before they are fully
ripe. Some research has linked low incidence of stomach and bowel
cancer with a diet high in indigestible starch.
a banana is a natural remedy for many ills. When compared to an
apple it has four times the protein, twice the carbohydrate, three
times the phosphorous, five times vitamin A and iron and twice other
vitamins and minerals. So next time you see a banana don't hesitate
to grab a bite!
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