Thursday, June 22, 2006
…Mel Brooks’ “2000-Year-Old Man” used to love nectarines. He would say, “I would rather eat a rotten nectarine than the best peach in the world!”
…Nectarines, pah! HA is all about the bananas.
…Bananas contain three natural sugars, sucrose, fructose, and glucose. Energy!
…Some researchers think bananas help with depression, because they contain tryptophan, a protein that is converted into the pleasure stuff, serotonin.
…Bananas are good for PMS. The vitamin B6 regulates moods.
…Containing iron, bananas help anemia.
…They reduce high blood pressure and stroke, according to some studies—it’s their potassium.
…For the same reason, they make students more alert.
…They keep you regular and when mixed with milk and honey, can banish a hangover.
…The inside of a banana skin can tamp down an itchy mosquito bite. Taping on a hunk of skin yellow-side-out can also cure a wart.
…They calm the nervous system.
…They regulate body temperature.
…They can help with nicotine withdrawal—the B6 and B12.
…Eating bananas regularly can cut the risk of stroke 40%!
…Forget apples. A banana has 4 times the protein, twice the carbs, three times the phosphorus, five times the Vitamin A and iron. It is also loaded with potassium.
…Did you know you CAN put bananas in the fridge—they turn black almost immediately, but keep.
…Take that, Chiquita!