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Banana Baby

October 23, 2014
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I going to be loud and proud and admit I am obsessed with bananas! I am not about to go banana crazy but I do blend one or two almost everyday (that’s if I am not chopping up the little yellow fella and chucking it into my baobab cinnamon porridge.

I did a little research online and found 25 awesome Banana ‘facts.’

Due to my kind hearted nature I thought it was only fair to share all the banana facts/uses below:

ENJOY

  1. Bananas help overcome depression due to high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin — the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter.
  2. Eat two bananas before a strenuous workout to pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar.
  3. Protect against muscle cramps during workouts and nighttime leg cramps by eating a banana.
  4. Counteract calcium loss during urination and build strong bones by supplementing with a banana.
  5. Improve your mood and reduce PMS symptoms by eating a banana, which regulates blood sugar and produces stress-relieving relaxation.
  6. Bananas reduce swelling, protect against type II diabetes, aid weight loss, strengthen the nervous system, and help with the production of white blood cells, all due to high levels of vitamin B-6.
  7. Strengthen your blood and relieve anemia with the added iron from bananas.
  8. High in potassium and low in salt, bananas are officially recognized by the FDA as being able to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke.

    Eating Bananas Aids Digestion

  9. Rich in pectin, bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body.
  10. Bananas act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel. They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients.
  11. Constipated? High fiber in bananas can help normalize bowel motility.
  12. Got the runs? Bananas are soothing to the digestive tract and help restore lost electrolytes after diarrhoea.
  13. Bananas are a natural antacid, providing relief from acid reflux, heartburn and GERD.
  14. Bananas are the only raw fruit that can be consumed without distress to relieve stomach ulcers by coating the lining of the stomach against corrosive acids.

    Natural Cures From A Simple Banana

  15. Eating bananas will help prevent kidney cancer, protects the eyes against macular degeneration and builds strong bones by increasing calcium absorption.
  16. Bananas make you smarter and help with learning by making you more alert. Eat a banana before an exam to benefit from the high levels of potassium.
  17. Bananas are high in antioxidants, providing protection from free radicals and chronic disease.
  18. Eating a banana between meals helps stabilize blood sugar and reduce nausea from morning sickness.
  19. Rub a bug bite or hives with the inside of the banana peel to relieve itching and irritation.
  20. Control blood sugar and avoid binging between meals by eating a banana.
  21. Eating a banana can lower the body temperature and cool you during a fever or on a hot day.
  22. The natural mood-enhancer tryptophan, helps to relieve Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).
  23. Quitting smoking? Bananas contain high levels of B-vitamins as well as potassium and magnesium to speed recovery from the effects of withdrawal.
  24. Remove a wart by placing the inside of a piece of banana peel against the wart and taping it in place.
  25. Rub the inside of a banana peel on your leather shoes or handbag and polish with a dry cloth for a quick shine

 

Join me on the Banana Bandwagon 😛

 

how-many-calories-a-banana banana-2Chloé xXx

Dieting & Nutrition

Getting Ma’ Juice Ownnnn

May 19, 2014

If anyone knows me well enough, they would know I love all things fruity, sweet and scrumptious! I am particularly obsessed with trying out new ‘fads’ especially when it comes to food and drink.

Luckily enough I was able to try out a few funky new flavours from an exciting new brand called Chogazpacho!

Each juice is a mix between sweet and savoury which includes 2 of your 5 a day. They are low in sugar and salt, contain 180calories per bottle and are made from all natural ingredients. The juices are bottled into glass which is good for recycling junkies like myself 🙂

On first glance… A tomato and strawberry juice looks a little strange… Hmm what a weird combination…But alas is totally works, and whats more it tastes freaking awesome!

Im a sucker for Beetroot regardless so this was always going to be a winner…

Beetroot & Apple.

Lastly my taste buds were treated to the glorious Pepper and Tomato combo! Which, I have to say was my favourite juice out of the 3. It totally works and both flavours go together perfectly.

But don’t take my word for it… try it them out for yourself

http://www.chogazpacho.com

 Fun fact I didn’t know…… Tomatoes, peppers and olives are all fruits?!?

 

Chloé

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