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    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.

    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 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.

    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 wor k 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 &Tobacco Use: 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!"

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    PS: 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!
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    Unfortunately I am allergic to bananas
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    This has always been my favorite fruit (It's the Guerrilla in me...get it!)

    I had no idea they were so powerful, some of us won't eat them around whites for fear of monkey jokes. I think monkeys are very intelligent and at least they don't commit genocide!!!

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    I was aware of the healing powers of the bananas.

    Bananas are also good for headaches. If you take the banana peel and put the inside of the peel on your forehead and another peel on the back of your neck and hold them in place by tying a towel or a rag around your head (sounds and looks ridiculous but it works) your head ache will be cured in 30 mins or less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolutionary_Student
    I was aware of the healing powers of the bananas.

    Bananas are also good for headaches. If you take the banana peel and put the inside of the peel on your forehead and another peel on the back of your neck and hold them in place by tying a towel or a rag around your head (sounds and looks ridiculous but it works) your head ache will be cured in 30 mins or less.

    TRY IT!
    Really?

    I did not know this...Beats sitting in a dark room for hours!

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    Which bananas?


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    I hope the bananas you're referring to are the baby ones because the big man made ones are full of starch. Starch is what causes mucus build up in your body & turns into carbonic acid, which in turn eats the healthy cell & mucus membranes. The tiny ones you find in a bunch provide the necessary minerals your body can benefit from. Reason why some may be allergic to them because they're eating the wrong ones. So if the body is full of uric acid(from meat), carbonic acid(starches like carrots, wheat, wht rice 2 name a few), lactic acid(dairy which in fact is NOT a natural because the cow is a man made animal)..Imagine all of these acids attacking our ancestors' brains for hundreds of years after being stolen from the place that gave us everything. When we were stolen, did we bring our food? So many generations are now believing that diabetes, sickle cell anemia, alzhiemer's, aids, etc are not curable due to the disconnection we've suffered. Since the lymphatic system is attacked at birth with vaccines, how can one expect to live or even be healthy..I know the topic started from the banana & I digressed, but it reflects the same principle when we eat(listen or ingest) the inappropriate food(info): 1 thing leads 2 anutha.
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    I find another benefit is to make your own smoothies by juicing bananas with organic yogurts, as when you take things in liquid form your body absorbs far more and it works a lot quicker.

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    Wow...I didn't know Bananas had so many properties.

    They are also good for other things...

    Like Fruit salads!
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    Whats funny is when I came to this thread to read I sat down with 2 bananas.

    Bananas are the first things I eat in the morning

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    Our dear Baba Ahmen. Am still going to say it: "Heyyyyyyyy, Baba-loo!" (I know that's makin you smile, Baba. Dawti loves u. :-D )

    I can't say that I don't love bananas, because I do. I can eat raw banana, cook banana, and love every bite.

    I remember hearing Dr. Sebi say that bananas are not good for us though, except as Babanike mentioned. Cassava either. Oh and how I love cassava ("Mi lov mi bammy so mi plant som cassava" :-D ), BUT Dr. Sebi say it don't good, especially for the brothaz. Lots of stuff.

    I remember something that Dr. Sebi said and it made so much sense. I'm very loosely quoting. Plants transported, outside their natural environment are foreign to the environment as well as to the people who consume these plants. and that this disturbs the balance of the natural environment around as well as within. Made so much sense.
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    thanks for sharing!

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