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Not everyone can tolerate bananas. Some of us get heartburn from them which means it is not digesting.  It also converts to glucose, as does any fruit, but this one affects the liver after conversion like alcohol so it is not the best fruit to eat with Hep C. 

The truth is that doctors have about 3 hours of nutritional information in all those years of education. They know very little about nutrition and its effects upon the body let alone what is nutritious and healing. Most still do not accept that what we eat determines our health and whether we bring on certain medical conditions or not.

If you can tolerate bananas and it suits your system then you are a lucky person indeed.


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Even doctors recommend to include Banana in our daily diet. This is a very healthy fruit as compared to other fruits. I carry 1 banana everyday to eat in my spare time.

Bananas can be great for gaining weight. I enjoyed reading your post neonpatrick. No doubt about it. Please keep sharing more.



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Banana is very good for the health. Banana contains three natural sugar called glucose,fructose and sucrose.There are many benefit of banana to our health. They are as under:
1 Reduce Depression
2 Lower blood pressure level
3 Morning Sickness
4 Ulcers
5 Heart burn.


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-- Edited by greenqueen on Saturday 11th of June 2011 10:13:45 PM



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Gidday Everyone,

A bit late on this one but here in tropical Queensland at this time of the year it is what is called our 'wet' season. It is because of the onset of the monsoons where rainfalls are heavy and cyclones more likely, but the over-riding temperature and humidity is high.

I keep bananas in the fridge during the 'wet' because if I don't, a banana that is not quite ripe at say 9am will be mush by 3pm ! This is from just sitting in the cupboard, not out in the sun or anything.

If you just place bananas in the fridge uncovered they blacken and soften in a couple of days, but we just wrap them up in the plastic recyclable bags that we get our groceries in from the markets, like a couple of twsts and then place the weight of the bananas on the twist and it seals.

My in-house botanist isn't here for me to quiz just at the mo, but the cold temps and exclusion of oxygen dramatically slows ripening and oxidation respectively, and the production of the destructive (for poor bananas) chemical ethylene is minimalsied. 

You can keep bananas for up to a month like this, and the skin may/will go black but the fruit inside is firm and tasty like a ripe banana, and nutritional qualities as good as when they went in the fridge.

I think I've said somewhere recently the loss of appetite due to treatment is a real bug-bear for me, but a couple of bananas washed down with milk is a common breakfast for me in the morning so I can take my rib.  I eat a few at work every day too because they are an excellent source of potassium, a major building block for muscles, which get a workout most days in running around the farm.




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I like my bananas chilled and under-ripe. My mum eats a banana if she can't sleep, and it works for her. When I lived in Jamaica we ate lots of green boiled bananas to accompany fish and vegetables, delicious. They grow many gourmet varieties there , including honey bananas , small ,curved and sweet ,they have a strong taste of honey. Then you have the plantain, big brother to the banana , always cooked , fried or boiled. Apart from their other many medicinal properties , the Jamaicans consider them to be aphrodisiac.........well you only have to look at them..........        P.S. Why shouldn't they be refrigerated?



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What happens to the banana when you put it in the frig?  I put it in there all the time, specially in the summer.


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YUM, love them.



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-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. 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.

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 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

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
wor k leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and crisps. 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!"

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 Life isn't like a box of chocolates . it's more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your butt tomorrow


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