神奇的香蕉

Amazing Bananas

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. 

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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(色氨酸), a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin(複合氨), known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

PMS: Forget the pills – eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

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 irritation.

Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.

 
Overweight & at work: Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work 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 User: 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!"

PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time! I will add one here; want a quick shine on our shoes?? Take the INSIDE of the banana skin, and rub directly on the shoe…polish with dry cloth. Amazing fruit !

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神奇的香蕉

看完本文,你將對香蕉另眼相看。  

香蕉含有三種天然糖分,就是蔗糖,果糖和葡萄糖以及纖維。一根香蕉可以迅速地,持久地,和有效地增強活力。

研究證明只要兩根香蕉就足以補充做了九十分鐘的劇烈運動而消耗的體力。難怪香蕉成為世界上頂尖運動員的首選水果。

但是補充體力不是香蕉幫我們保持健康的唯一功用。它還可以幫我們克服或者預防多種疾病和不適的情況,所以應該把它加入我們天天要吃的餐單裡。

情緒低落:根據一本著名雜誌MIND最近為情緒低落的病人所作的調查,很多人覺得吃過香蕉後感到好多了。那是因為香蕉含色氨酸,一種身體可以將它轉換成複合氨的蛋白質。色氨酸可以讓你鬆弛神經,改善情緒,通常可以讓你感到快樂一些。

女性經前綜合症:不要吃藥啦,改吃香蕉吧。香蕉裡含有的維生素B6可以調節影響你情緒的血糖含量。

貧血症:含有高鐵質的香蕉可以刺激血液生產血紅蛋白,減輕貧血症狀。

血壓:這種獨特的熱帶水果鉀的含量特高但鹽的含量低,非常適合用來降血壓。縱然如此,最近美國食物和藥物局才允許香蕉業界可以正式宣稱香蕉可以降低高血壓和中風的危險。

補腦:在英國MiddlesexTwickenham學校的200個學生每天早餐,小休和午餐都吃香蕉以補充腦力,今年考試取得了良好成績。研究的結論是這個含有大量鉀的水果可以讓學生的思想更加敏銳,增強學習能力。

便祕:香蕉的纖維含量高,常吃香蕉可以恢復正常的腸臟動,不用服瀉藥也可解決問題。

宿醉:最快捷治宿醉的方法是喝一杯加蜂蜜的香蕉奶昔。香蕉可以消除反胃的感覺,蜂蜜可以提高丟失血糖的含量,牛奶則可以滋潤身體和補充身體失掉的水份。

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胃灼熱:香蕉對身體有天然抗酸的效用。如果有胃灼熱的病徵,試吃香蕉有減輕病況。

懷孕嘔吐:正餐之間吃點香蕉作點心可以提高血糖水平,避免出現晨起嘔吐的情況。

蚊咬:搽蚊咬藥膏之前,試用蕉皮向內的一面塗患處。許多人發現這樣對減輕腫癢異常有效。

神經:香蕉含有大量維生素B雜可以平伏神經系統。

肥胖與工作:奧地利的心理學院研究所得認為工作上的壓力往往導致狂吃巧克力和土豆片等零食的原因。探望過醫院裡的五千個病人後,研究員發現大多數痴肥症的患者的職位很可能是高壓力的。報告指出要避免由於工作緊張而引發吃零食的癮頭,就要控制我們血液裡的血糖水平。控制血糖平穩的最佳方法是每隔兩個小時以含高碳水化合物的食物作為零食。

潰瘍:由於香蕉本質柔軟潤滑,可以用以治理腸臟失調。它是唯一在任何時候都可以放心生吃的水果。它可以中和胃酸過多和保護胃壁,減輕胃部不適。

體溫控制:很多其他的文化認為香蕉是涼性的水果,可以為懷孕的母親降低體溫和火氣。譬如在泰國,懷孕的女人常吃香蕉以確保嬰兒體溫較涼。

週期性情緒病:由於香蕉含有色氨酸,而色氨酸是一種天然的情緒增強劑,可以使週期性情緒病患者減輕病情。

戒煙:香蕉中含有的B6B12可以幫助人們戒掉煙癮。還有裡面的鉀和鎂可以減輕吸煙者由於身體中斷了尼古丁而引起的不適。

神經緊張:鉀是人類身體中主要的礦物質,使心跳正常,輸送氧氣到腦部以及平衡身體裡水份。當我們感到緊張時,新陳代謝的速度上升,因此降低了鉀的含量。要重新平衡,就要經常食用具有含有高量鉀的香蕉。

中風:根據新英格蘭藥物雜誌報導,常吃香蕉可以減低40%由於中風引起的死亡。

皮膚疣:喜歡自然療法的人們相信只要用一塊香蕉皮貼在患處,外皮在上,然後用膠紙固定蕉皮,可以除掉疣。

所以嘛,香蕉的確是很多病患的天然療劑。和蘋果比較,它的蛋白質含量高三倍,碳水化合物高一倍,磷高兩倍,維生素A和鐵高四倍,其他維生素和礦物質高一倍。同時它的鉀含量豐富,是最有價值的食物之一。所以現在可能要改口說:一日一香蕉,醫生不再要

看來猴子為什麼好像老是那麼快樂,可能跟香蕉有關。還有一點:要趕時間擦亮皮鞋?直接用蕉皮白色的一面輕擦鞋面,然後再用一塊乾布就可把鞋子擦亮。多麼神奇的水果啊!

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  • 路人  On 27/04/2007 at 11:31 上午

    香蕉好味, 一齊食蕉呀, 哈哈, 坐住梳化先

  • Cat  On 27/04/2007 at 12:31 下午

     
    Peanut butter & banana sandwich is the best!

  • Jackie  On 27/04/2007 at 12:45 下午

    香蕉会让人发胖哦!

  • Frank  On 27/04/2007 at 8:00 下午

    路人老弟~一日一香蕉,靈感湧如潮。祝你早日完成論文,再度活躍網界。
     
    TwistingCat~Really, I\’ve never tried this combination…perhaps tomorrow breakfast??
     
    小Maggie~香蕉營養豐富,多吃當然會讓人發胖。我看每天吃它那個兩、三根,應該沒有問題吧。

  •  On 29/04/2007 at 12:38 上午

    我個相部有種蕉喎…..你有無去看看架……

  • HotLemonCoke  On 29/04/2007 at 12:37 下午

    咁樣我要食多啲香蕉嘞, 我要做快樂的 monkey ^^
    返到香港覺得好悶,因為天氣唔好.
    我多數都在家跟姪兒玩,街都唔想出.
    睇完呢篇…即刻出街買香蕉 :p

  • Cc_Jackie  On 29/04/2007 at 7:20 下午

    但蕉都分好多种既喔。。。。边种蕉最好吖???
     

  • Cc_Jackie  On 29/04/2007 at 7:28 下午

    是啦Frank uncle,我家的Feijoa(番石馏) 开始收成啦。吾知又有乜好介绍呢????

  • 米米  On 29/04/2007 at 8:25 下午

    吓?我淨係知香蕉可以對便秘、抗抑鬱同埋係一樣幾好嘅提供體力嘅生果咋喎,醫PMS都得?

  • lady  On 29/04/2007 at 10:54 下午

    宗妹都算喜歡吃香蕉, 但皇帝蕉就麻麻 :p

  • Maggie  On 29/04/2007 at 11:00 下午

    係呀, 我本身都好中意食香蕉, 不過人地話減肥時吾可以食, 所以近來改食蘋果! 下次再講多生果的好處啦….

  • Frank  On 30/04/2007 at 8:21 下午

    藍亦~睇到啦。不過蕉使乜自己種架,十蚊一大抽,可以食幾日啦。
     
    熱檸樂~番到香港有冇同網友飲茶丫?
     
    Jackie~我最中意食牛奶蕉同埋Del Monte大香蕉,仲要出梅花點個隻,夠甜丫嘛。乜新西蘭番石榴叫feijoa咩?點讀架?呢度叫Guava。
     
    米米~我都估唔到香蕉咁有益。
     
    宗妹靚太~皇帝蕉都幾好食丫。
     
    瑪姬~聽講香蕉未熟透,仲有酸味個陣,含果糖稍低,唔會食肥人。出左梅花點就變甜(我最中意個亭),含熱量最高。蘋果唔及香蕉正,不如改食香蕉啦。

  • lady  On 01/05/2007 at 10:41 上午

    早晨 -宗兄. 近排少聽你去打乒乓波, 停左嗎?
    "五一"假期愉快啊 :))

  • Frank  On 01/05/2007 at 9:30 下午

    宗妹靚太~打波係我正職,點會唔打噃。若果有日唔打得,咁就弊傢伙啦。你地兩口子去邊處慶祝勞動節?有冇參加遊行?

  • lady  On 02/05/2007 at 2:49 下午

    遊行在澳門之嘛. 昨日勞動節去左行街街哦

  • lady  On 02/05/2007 at 2:49 下午

    遊行在澳門之嘛. 昨日勞動節去左行街街哦

  • Cc_Jackie  On 06/05/2007 at 7:58 下午

    读法:Fei  / joa
    哩D番石榴根广州的不一样.味道亦吾同.哩边的番石榴带少少酸味,只可吃肉 外皮带d d 苦味.
    依家成熟时期,每日都好多果实掉落树.吾知HK有无哩只果,我迟D影几张比您睇睇啦.

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