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New Body
05-16-2003, 12:31 PM
If you want a quick fix for flagging energy levels there's no better snack than a banana.

Containing three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose - combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proved 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 your daily diet.

Anemia:
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemo-globin 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 food for helping 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.

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 trypotophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin known
to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

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.

Heart-burn:
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body so if you suffer from heart-burn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.

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.

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-chroniculcer cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and
reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):
Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer, trypotophan.

Smoking:
Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking, as the high levels of Vitamin C, A1, B6, and 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 you see 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!"

WillKuenzel
05-16-2003, 12:48 PM
And what does that have to do with brown rice vs. white rice?

Lots of good info though. Where did you get the info from?

lilpenis
05-16-2003, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by HomeYield
And what does that have to do with brown rice vs. white rice?

LOL

body
05-16-2003, 01:35 PM
do you work for chiquito?

I do not think two banana provide me enough energy for a 90 minute session.

in 90 minutes of hard exercise i will burn off about 600-900kcals.
two bananas provide no where near that amount of kcals.

SoulOfKoRea
05-16-2003, 01:39 PM
thanks, I'll take a banana the next time I get SAD.... :rolleyes:

restless
05-16-2003, 01:59 PM
Weird.


I like bananas though.

big calvin
05-16-2003, 02:06 PM
Originally posted by SoulOfKoRea
thanks, I'll take a banana the next time I get SAD.... :rolleyes:

lol!!!:D

bradley
05-16-2003, 02:32 PM
Must be from the same place this thread came from:)http://www.wannabebigforums.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=31577

restless
05-16-2003, 02:39 PM
It would be nice if this guy at least quoted it and named the autor. I can help thinking he's trying to get credit for it. IF you're not, I apologize but as it is I can't help but thinking this.

http://www.google.pt/search?q=If+you+want+a+quick+fix+for+flagging+energy+levels+there%27s+no+better+snack+than+a+banana. +&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=pt-PT&btnG=Pesquisa+Google&meta=

WillKuenzel
05-16-2003, 02:39 PM
Don't you just love cut and paste?

I'd like to see the references for this stuff.

restless
05-16-2003, 02:41 PM
The autor is Lula Vecchi.

Ironman8
05-16-2003, 03:17 PM
Man, this thread wasted 2 minutes of my time.

SquareHead
05-16-2003, 04:20 PM
Wow I was realy interested in knowing which was better is peoples opions white or brown rice and why.. WTF this sux man. :hide:

bradley
05-16-2003, 04:38 PM
Originally posted by SquareHead
Wow I was realy interested in knowing which was better is peoples opions white or brown rice and why.. WTF this sux man. :hide:

Well the main reason that brown rice is better than white rice is the fact that white rice has most of the nutrients removed from it. The white rice has been through a processed called milling where the outer bran layer is removed. The main thing that is missing from white rice that is present in brown rice is fiber and B vitamins.

Ironman8
05-16-2003, 04:46 PM
And white rice turns into glucose faster than brown rice.

New Body
05-16-2003, 06:30 PM
Sorry guys but I forgot where I got it from (except that it was on the internet). Credit does not go to me . . . I only wish I can write as good.

I was writing two different articles and decided to stay with the banana article . . . I quess I forgot to rename it . . . if that's posible.

Ironman8
05-17-2003, 03:43 PM
But why do we need to know about bananas? I stay away from them due to the fructose content.

restless
05-17-2003, 04:23 PM
Actually they don't have that much fructose, a third of the carb content is dextrose, another third is fructose and the remaining is a combinated form of fructose and dextrose, galactose I think but I'm not sure. They're a good refeed fruit.

Behemoth
05-17-2003, 05:39 PM
Peels his rice and eats it. Whoops, I mean banana.

Berserker
05-17-2003, 06:04 PM
Vet told me to give my dog white rice when she was sick, cause its easier on the stomach.

SquareHead
05-17-2003, 06:19 PM
Ya I know a chick that had to give her dog white rice and boiled chicken. I forget why though. Wow what a great contribution to the conversation.

SoulOfKoRea
05-17-2003, 06:20 PM
I eat like 2 bananas a day, banana + peanut butter sandwich is good.

Scooby-Doo
05-17-2003, 06:35 PM
*eats some bananas* :D

Ironman8
05-17-2003, 06:58 PM
Originally posted by Berserker
Vet told me to give my dog white rice when she was sick, cause its easier on the stomach.

Awesome. I'll keep that in mind :D

aka23
05-19-2003, 02:12 PM
Originally posted by restless
Actually they don't have that much fructose, a third of the carb content is dextrose, another third is fructose and the remaining is a combinated form of fructose and dextrose, galactose I think but I'm not sure. They're a good refeed fruit.

Galactose is a monosaccharide found in dairy products. The disaccharide you are thinking of is sucrose (table sugar). Also note that unripe bananas contain more starch (polysaccharides) than glucose, fructose, or sucrose. In under-ripe bananas 80-90% of the carbohydrates are starch. As the bananas ripen, the starch changes to free sugars; including sucrose, glucose, and fructose. A 100g green banana has about 16.0g starch, 0.5g fructose, 0.8g glucose, and 1g sucrose. A 100g ripe banana might have 5.0g starch, 4.0g fructose, 6.0g glucose and 6.5g sucrose.

Ironman8
05-19-2003, 05:38 PM
So it'll be better if I buy green bananas?

Berserker
05-19-2003, 09:45 PM
They will last longer.
Are green bad because more starch or ripe worse cause more frucose?

restless
05-20-2003, 12:18 AM
Originally posted by aka23


Galactose is a monosaccharide found in dairy products. The disaccharide you are thinking of is sucrose (table sugar). Also note that unripe bananas contain more starch (polysaccharides) than glucose, fructose, or sucrose. In under-ripe bananas 80-90% of the carbohydrates are starch. As the bananas ripen, the starch changes to free sugars; including sucrose, glucose, and fructose. A 100g green banana has about 16.0g starch, 0.5g fructose, 0.8g glucose, and 1g sucrose. A 100g ripe banana might have 5.0g starch, 4.0g fructose, 6.0g glucose and 6.5g sucrose.

That's it. I had a feeling I was messing something up. Thanks for the clarification. Sucrose what was I meant.