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    A banana a day keeps the doctor away!

    Got this in forward e-mail....not sure how true it is though lol

    After Reading THIS, you'll NEVER look at a banana in the same way again!

    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 the 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%!

    To sum up:
    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. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

    #2
    Re: A banana a day keeps the doctor away!

    My dumb nurse told me not to eat too many bananas because i will have a gigantic baby. I swear, i want to punch her right now.
    Allah is Watching........

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      #3
      Re: A banana a day keeps the doctor away!

      Originally posted by Mahru
      My dumb nurse told me not to eat too many bananas because i will have a gigantic baby. I swear, i want to punch her right now.
      lol ...what is wrong with gigantic babies? I think they will be more cute

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        #4
        Re: A banana a day keeps the doctor away!

        bananas are good for workouts .. trust me i know .. two bananas work perfectly.

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          #5
          Re: A banana a day keeps the doctor away!

          I want a gigantic baby
          Q. What do you get from a pampered cow?
          A. Spoiled milk.

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            #6
            Re: A banana a day keeps the doctor away!

            i have had bad expiereinces wit bananas
            Åchi ßachi Çlub- Director of Progressive Elements & The Club

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              #7
              Re: A banana a day keeps the doctor away!

              Originally posted by Jal_Pari
              lol ...what is wrong with gigantic babies? I think they will be more cute
              I guess in a way she was looking out for me because it is more difficult to give birth to a giant baby, naturally
              Allah is Watching........

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                #8
                Re: A banana a day keeps the doctor away!

                if all this is true..then bananas is a really helpful fruit to eat!
                I never eat bananas..cuz i've heard they help u get fat..so i dont need help wid that..so
                I like banana nut muffins though..!

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                  #9
                  Re: A banana a day keeps the doctor away!

                  @ gigantic baby
                  Oh I eat bananas because they are a good source of calcium. I dont like milk much so I try to eat as much calcuim rich food as I can..
                  The best loved by God are those that are rich, yet have the humility of the poor, and those that are poor and have the magnanimity of the rich.

                  Saadi Sherazi

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                    #10
                    Re: A banana a day keeps the doctor away!

                    I am a giant baby

                    Okay by saying "two" bananas r gud enough for a 90 min workout, do theymean two Amreekan kailas (which r really big) or those teeny tiny desi bananas (which r the size of the palM?
                    The grass ain't always greener on the other side, it's green where you water it.

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                      #11
                      Re: A banana a day keeps the doctor away!

                      Originally posted by Sadaf
                      @ gigantic baby
                      Oh I eat bananas because they are a good source of calcium. I dont like milk much so I try to eat as much calcuim rich food as I can..
                      I thought they were good source of potassium not calcium.
                      May Allah bring peace in Pakistan. Ameen
                      Aray Logo Tumhara Kiya
                      Main Jano Mera, Mera Khuda janay-

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                        #12
                        Re: A banana a day keeps the doctor away!

                        Could someone attest to the validity of the article?

                        Also, I thought you can easily put on quite a lot of pounds by eating bananas everyday.

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                          #13
                          Re: A banana a day keeps the doctor away!

                          ^ myth # 1

                          You can lose weight faster by eating banana with a cup of milk in alternate meals It will probide required energy and kill hunger.

                          Banana is a fruit, fruits are good
                          Bazinggaaaa ....

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                            #14
                            Re: A banana a day keeps the doctor away!

                            Originally posted by Jal_Pari
                            Got this in forward e-mail....not sure how true it is though lol

                            After Reading THIS, you'll NEVER look at a banana in the same way again!

                            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 the 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%!

                            To sum up:
                            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. So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"
                            when i read the topic of the thread..... dr kay rastay may kelay ka chilka pehknay say u should keep dr away
                            When you realize you want to spend The rest of your life with somebody, You want the rest of your life To start as soon as possible

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                              #15
                              Re: A banana a day keeps the doctor away!

                              we should eat many different fruits (and vegetables) each day....10 portions of fruits and vegetables...diferent colors, so a banana and an apple sounds like a good start
                              you can kill those who tell the truth
                              but you can't kill the truth
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