Wednesday, July 6, 2011

"A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

I am not feeling well at the moment and have not felt like yes I must be sick!!!  As I have to take some medication in the morning, and don't like taking it with an empty stomach I have been having a banana to put something in my stomach.   I discovered banana's are actually pretty good for you:

Depression. Banana contains “tryptophan” that helps the body to produce serotonin—which has a calming effect on the brain that makes you feel relaxed and calm. It can also help people suffering from “Seasonal Affective Disorder” or “Winter Depression”. Depressive symptoms can be reduced by just eating banana. Can you believe that?

Constipation. Banana in your diet can help restore normal bowel movement.

Premenstrual syndrome (PMT). Don't take supplemental drugs, just take banana. Banana is full of vitamin B6, which can regulate blood sugar levels, and helps normalize premenstrual syndrome.

Stress. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing potassium levels. Potassium plays a big role in normalizing the heartbeat and oxygen to the brain, and in regulating water fluid in the body. Thus, potassium taken from banana can help rebalance these problems.

Anemia. Banana is high in iron, which can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and prevent anemia.

Hangover. One of the easiest ways to relieve from hangover symptoms is to make a banana milk shake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with a drop of honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and rehydrates your system.

Smoking. It is hard for chain-smokers to stop smoking. When you stop and give up smoking, try the banana diet. Vitamin B6 and B12 as well as potassium and magnesium contents of banana can help the body recover from bad effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Heartburn. Banana has a natural antacid effect in the body, thus eating banana can sooth and relieves heartburn.

Morning Sickness. Snack on banana between every meal. This will help keep blood sugar levels up and prevent morning sickness.

Ulcer. Banana is served for ulcer patients in many hospitals. It is because of its soft texture and smoothness that makes it good for intestinal disorders. Banana can neutralize over-acidity and reduces irritation by means of coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature Control. Banana can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of the body. In fact, in tropical countries, some doctors recommend pregnant women to eat bananas to make sure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

Insect Bites. Rub the affected area with the inside of the banana peel to reduce swelling and irritation.

Thanks to this site for the info

What is wrong with me I do not know, I have had an awful bad stomach (with diarrhea), feeling of nausea, lack of appetite and just plain not feeling good.  I made myself have some lentil soup last night, otherwise I am eating arrowroot cookies, flat ginger ale, water and I did have two cups of tea yesterday with a little milk in them, oh and my banana.  I am trying to avoid dairy, dried toast just doesn't appeal to me.  I missed work yesterday but am going in today.


JohnD said...

At AUS$12.00/kilo its cheaper to go to the doctors! LOL!

Janet said...

Thought that was supposed to be an apple ? Though I think bananas are better for you-so I agree with that statement !

Angela said...

Is tat because you can't eat the pears? Am I missing something here?

Valerie said...

Bananas give me indigestion but apart from that I think they're great.

~Carla~ said...

lol @ John!

((feel better soon))

Karine said...

I love bananas too and often have them in my cereal in the morning...although this week they had blueberries, three boxes for 5$ so I'M having those instead :o) I hope you feel better soon, it sounds like you have some sort of stomach bug :o/

Piece by Piece said...

Sorry you are feeling poorly. Try cooking some rice and drink the water you cooked it in. It doesn't taste too good but it should calm your tummy and help with the back door trots. Can't hurt to eat the bananas too.

DeniseinVA said...

I enjoy eating a banana, especially when it's Banana's Foster!!! Hope you feel better soon Gill.

Joolz said...

We love to eat bananas too - they are so portable and convenient to peel and eat wherever but like JohnD said, the prices of bananas in Australia at the moment are through the roof! Woolworths had them at $13.98 the other day! One largish banana can cost over $3.00!!!!! I have been limiting us to maybe 2 each per week.

Hope you are feeling better soon,

Cheers - Joolz