Thursday, February 03, 2005

No Monkey Business Here!

Bananas are not just for monkeys. One of the healthiest foods a person could eat, bananas are helpful to many bodily disorders. Bananas have been used in the treatment of depression, PMS, anemia, high blood pressure, heartburn, morning sickness and stomach ulcers. Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose. Combined with fiber, bananas give an instant and sustained boost of energy. Two bananas provide enough energy for a 90-minute exercise session. When compared to an apple, bananas have four times the protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals. Bananas are also rich in potassium. If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, a banana a day will keep the doctors, nurses, and psychologists away. Everyone but the chiropractor, who takes care of banana eating, healthy people on a preventative basis.