10 reasons to LOVE bananas!

Bananas have so many health benefits, that I am sure that someone would get bored reading before even getting halfway through the list.  Here’s just 10 reasons why you should make a banana your favourite fruit.

  1. Eating two bananas can give you enough energy for a 90 minute workout session.

tour-de-frane

2.  Bananas can help fight against depression.  This is because bananas contain a protein called tryptophan, which converts to serotonin. Serotonin helps you relax and can make you feel better too.

0f972e2c008c1382d7d6e1814d94789e

3.  Bananas contain Vitamin B6, which regulates blood glucose levels.  This vitamin also puts you in a good mood!

a1c855a9a72af612eb721884ea1be735

4.  The Vitamin B6 in bananas will also help fight nerves and stress.

platano-anti-estres

5.  Bananas can help battle high blood pressure, and prevent strokes!  The fruit is high in potassium, and low in sodium, which is the perfect combination to fight against both ailments.

590950d4-b414-4699-805c-48e9b59c41eb

6.  To that effect, bananas can soothe heartburn because of the natural antacid effect it has on the body.

271157-bananas

7.  Bananas are high in fibre.  This can help regulate bowel movements without resorting to laxatives.

Potty

8.  Having trouble passing your exams?  The potassium in a banana can help your stay focused and alert.

dc4bb27f2e8368c70e10c18ba933b27f

9.  The inside of a banana peel can soothe mosquito bites, and even sun burn!  Simply peel, enjoy eating the banana for all its’ health benefits, and then run the inside of the skin on the affected area.

10 unexpected ways to use banana skin 012

10.  As if bananas couldn’t be any more magical, they can also help cure a hangover!

download

Advertisements

Day 6 – I almost forgot

With only 20 minutes to go before day 6 is over, I had only just remembered to make this post, so I almost didn’t keep up my end of the bargain.  To which I have already failed one of my 40 day challenges, so I’d be rather annoyed if I failed both.  So, let’s see…  I gave up coffee and said I would blog once a day.  Guess which one I failed on?

To be fair, even though I have broken my ‘no coffee’ pact to myself, I can at least take comfort in knowing that I have already cut back a lot.  Where as I was on several cups a day, I had one yesterday, and one today.  Already a huge improvement.

I had my first physio session today, to try to see what on earth is going on with my shoulder.  My physiotherapist thinks that the pain and discomfort that I am suffering seems to be related to the muscles on the right side of my neck rather than my shoulder, so I can ‘resume normal activities with my arm’.  Like I had stopped doing what I normally do anyway…  Ha ha.  I was sent on my way with some exercises to do at home, and in the workplace, and with an appointment for some ‘hands-on’ therapy.  I would love to say that I’m getting massages for free, but it’s not quite like that.  I’m going to have her manipulate my neck and surrounding muscles only.  I guess I’ll have to pay for a full Swedish/Aromatherapy massage myself then.

Eek!  15 minutes before this post has to be published…!!

Mr. Gning is staying at his grandparents tonight.  He does near enough every Monday.  It all started off because hubby and I used to do our training on a Monday evening, so Gning had to be minded by my parents, so it only made sense that he stayed (seen as we never got home until 9pm, and my ‘rents would drop him off about 9.30pm).  Now it’s deemed the norm for all of us.  He gets to spend the night in ‘grandads bed’, gets to play with nanny, and hubby and I can be as lazy as we want.  Then, on the Tuesday, Gning is taken out for the day (somewhere different every time, like the park, the zoo, the forest, etc.), and I stay in bed until lunch time!!  Unless we have something we need to do.

At the moment, hubby is ‘playing’ on the xbox one.  He’s trying his hand at creating worlds and games on ‘Project Spark beta’.  It looks pretty good, although not my thing.  I’ve wasted 90 minutes in the Interpals chat room…  A couple of people in there who I normally talk to, but nothing interesting going on.

I’ve just looked up to the TV to see what hubbys’ ‘world’ is like, and have just witnessed a murder!!  He’s just beaten a cartoon squirrel to death!  Oh my.  This is just too much…

Squirrel

Then again…  It does look evil.

There you go…  4 minutes left of day 6!!  See you tomorrow ❤