It pays to go bananas

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HAVE you ever wondered where monkeys get their boundless energy from? As they ricochet from tree to tree you could be forgiven for thinking they have gone bananas. Maybe they have.

Bananas contains three natural ingredients; sucrose, fructose and glucose plus fibre. Combined, they give a sustained boost in energy levels.  Two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout.

MIND, the mental health charity, discovered that depression was lifted after eating bananas. They contain tryptophan, a protein which the body converts into serotonin. Bananas are high in vitamin B; excellent nutrition for the entire nervous system. Anaemia can be alleviated because bananas are high in iron.

Many regulate their blood pressure by taking pills. Bananas, high in potassium helps to keep pressure at safe levels. According to 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%.

Two hundred students at a Twickenham school were given an intelligence boost when their daily diet became banana-based. The increase in alertness was clear. You are hung-over. Whisk a banana milkshake and include honey to settle your tummy.

In Thailand pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature. We all endure mosquito bites but many get relief by rubbing the inside of a banana skin on the affected area.

Weight problems; to avoid food cravings we need to control blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate bananas. It dampens appetite, giving our bodies essential minerals without putting on weight.

Ulcers are often caused by irregular and inappropriate meals. This affliction can be eased by including bananas as part of a balanced diet. It brings relief to the delicate membranes and soft textures of the intestinal system.

Warts are stressful. Many swear by the healing properties experienced when the inside section of banana skin is placed over the wart.

The doctor’s advice is an apple a day but the banana has four times an apple’s protein, twice its 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. It is simply one of the best value foods around.

My advice, feel free to go bananas.

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