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Member since 18 Mar 2007
Member from Papakura
All you ole fart'szar fairly clued up on the Onions....try 'nanies' now....the best is yet ta come.
""A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class told his class about bananas. He said the expression 'going bananas' is from the effects of bananas on the brain. Read on:
Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!!
This is interesting.
After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.
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. (YOU BEHAVE YA'SELF OKKA) 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. (WHERE'S BENNY)
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 ( England ) 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. (NOT MANY ON 'ERE EAT NANIES THEN)
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 &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!'
Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time! 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 !!!""
Some good oil there....what do ya reckon troop.
Member since 02 Feb 2007
Member from Mangere Central
Thank you Squirter for that write up.Yes I love me nanan's,A banana mixed with 1 weetbix is a sure fire way of starting the day.I started that drink when I was working in the Fisheries,for brekky, over 40 years ago.Now some smart sod has invented it and called it 2 up.I could have been rich.Yea Right.
Member since 13 Nov 2008
Member from Waiuku
I am with you on bananas Squirter & Mona. Have one squashed on Vogels toast & a milky coffee to start every day. However some of claims do not seem to quite fit with a couple of health problems visiting me lately so think maybe 1 a day is not enough. Perhaps I need to swap the chockie & bikkies for a bunch of bananas each day
Member since 29 Feb 2008
Member from Christchurch CBD
I know Its a sure thing on Stone bruises just put the skin on yellow side out and wrap up in bandage
works too on splinters etc great " DRAWING POWER " just draws the puss out
And SQUIRTY Get Cookie Poos to try this for ya
I mite go steady with ya's this week for that....saved the address too, looks bloody top hole mate.
Beat you Aussies again aye....had a hate Aussie day yesterday and the Breakers thumped the Wild Cats. She's getting a popular game this basket ball ole horse as they had 9,200 sell out crowd....25 minutes to sell out.
I'm getting pretty keen on this Basketball business....mite have to put me footy boots away and grow another foot and a half.
Near Steak 'n' Spaghetti o'clock.
Crikey Its a sheilas game !!
they may as well sit in the sheds for the four quarters then send the captains out to toss a coin
What !!! ya never pashed-up a sheila with a few teeth missing from a stray elbow....it's about da only time they keep their mouth closed, and most if not all sheila's should play this game to ensure they receive this marvelous refinement.....works wonders for their appearance.
Time to go and hide now ????
Member since 28 May 2008
Member from Wrights Bush
Aha! So it is not only the women who digress from the subject.
I throw the banana skins around the rose bushes too, meant to be good for them.
And you health freeks....ole Dr. Squirter's go a good'en coming up tamorra. Mite tickle some tonsils.
chuck a few truckloadsa banana skins on the steps of the Beehive
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