Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Going Bananas

Photo courtesy of Rabbit Food
Why don't bananas snore? 

Because they don't want to wake up the rest of the bunch.

I thought this was funny and wanted to share because my topic today is bananas.  I think sometimes bananas get a bad rap because they are higher in calories than a lot of other fruit but bananas have so many great qualities.  Some of these qualities are listed below:

  1. Bananas contain amounts of Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Magnesium, and Potassium.  They are best known for potassium.
  2. Bananas are loaded with a resistant starch.  This is a healthy carb and can help reduce your appetite.
  3. Bananas are believed to help with muscle cramps because of the potassium.
  4. Bananas are believed to reduce of strokes according to a study in the Journal of American College of Cardiology.
  5. Bananas are easy to eat because you can bring them anywhere and you just need to peel and eat.
  6. Bananas are great in smoothies because they add a sweetness so you do not have to add some kind of sweetener.
  7. Bananas are now 0 points on the Weight Watchers Points Plus program.  

Why do you like bananas?  Would love for you to share any banana secrets or recipes.  

1 comment:

  1. When in Costa Rica last year on a church missions trip, the locals cooked for us and Banana's were in every meal. my fav was the fried plantains,(banana Family). i want to learn how to fry them. anyone know?



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