21 Oct 2013


You will never look at a banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet.
  1. Overcoming Depression: Bananas help overcome depression due high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin -the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.
  2. Energy and Blood Sugar: Eat two bananas before a strenuous workout to pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar.
  3. Muscle Cramps: Protect against muscle cramps during workouts and night time leg cramps by eating a banana.
  4. Calcium Loss: Counteract calcium loss during urination and build strong bones by supplementing with a banana.
  5. Mood and Stress-Relief: Improve your mood and reduce PMS symptoms by eating a banana, which regulates blood sugar and produces stress-relieving relaxation.
  6. High Levels of Vitamin B-6: Bananas reduce swelling, protect against type II diabetes, aid weight loss, strengthen the nervous system, and help with the production of white blood cells, all due to high levels of vitamin B-6.
  7. Iron: Strengthen your blood and relieve anemia with the added iron from bananas.
  8. Blood Pressure, Heart Attack and Stroke: High in potassium and low in salt, bananas are officially recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure, and protect against heart attack and stroke.

Banana and Digestion
  1. Aid Digestion: Rich in pectin, bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body.
  2. Prebiotic and Digestive Enzymes: Bananas act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel. They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients.
  3. Constipation: High fiber in bananas can help normalize bowel motility.
  4. Diarrhea: Got the runs? Bananas are soothing to the digestive tract and help restore lost electrolytes after diarrhea.
  5. Natural Antacid: Bananas are a natural antacid, providing relief from acid reflux, heartburn and GERD.
  6. Stomach Ulcers: Bananas are the only raw fruit that can be consumed without distress to relieve stomach ulcers by coating the lining of the stomach against corrosive acids.

Natural Cures From Banana
  1. Kidney and Eyes: Eating bananas helps prevent kidney cancer, protects the eyes against macular degeneration and builds strong bones by increasing calcium absorption.
  2. Learning: Bananas make you smarter and help with learning by making you more alert. Eat a banana before an exam to benefit from the high levels of potassium.
  3. Antioxidants: Bananas are high in antioxidants, providing free radicals and protection from chronic disease.
  4. Blood Sugar and Nausea: Eating a banana between meals helps stabilize blood sugar and reduce nausea from morning sickness.
  5. Itching and Irritation: Rub a bug bite or hives with the inside of the banana peel to relieve itching and irritation.
  6. Blood Sugar: Control blood sugar and avoid binging between meals by eating a banana.
  7. Body Temperature: Eating a banana can lower the body temperature and cool you during a fever or on a hot day.
  8. SAD: The natural mood-enhancer tryptophan, helps to relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
  9. Quitting Smoking: Bananas contain high levels of B-vitamins as well as potassium and magnesium speed recovery from the effects of withdrawal.
  10. Wart: Remove a wart by placing the inside of a piece of banana peel against the wart and taping it in place.

Leather Polish: Rub the inside of a banana peel on your leather shoes or handbag and polish with a dry cloth for a quick shine.
Snacks and Delicious SmoothiesOh, and remember -bananas make great snacks and delicious smoothies.
Now you know why monkeys are so happy. Eat a banana!