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[Nutritious N Delicious] Bananas: a Great Snack for You, Your Bump and Your Kid

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BANANAS - you like them? You'll never look at a banana the same way again after discovering the many health benefits and reasons to add them to your diet - no matter which life stage you are in.

Best for kids, pregnant women and essentially, everyone.    

The banana is one of my easy choices in my preschooler's morning tea box.
When it comes to 
smoothies, the banana is always there.  
It is a great snack between meals, too.
 
With the many health benefits, you'll be getting it more often in your kids' lunch box.
See how cute they can be!
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Health benefits of bananas 
 
Banana the happy fruit
Bananas help overcome depression with high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin -- the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter. 
 
Banana the full of life fruit, the energy booster 
Eat two bananas before a strenuous workout to pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar. 
 
Banana the cramp-saver
Protect against muscle cramps during pregnancy by eating a banana. 
 
Banana the bone builder 
Counteract calcium loss during urination and build strong bones.    
 
Banana the soother 
Improve your mood and reduce PMS symptoms by eating a banana, which regulates blood sugar and produces stress-relieving relaxation. 
 
Banana the iron man 
Strengthen your blood and relieve anemia with the added iron from bananas. 
 
Banana the body cleaner 
Rich in pectin, bananas aid digestion and gently chelate toxins and heavy metals from the body. 
 
Banana the prebiotic’s friend 
Bananas act as a prebiotic, stimulating the growth of friendly bacteria in the bowel. 
They also produce digestive enzymes to assist in absorbing nutrients.
 
Banana the constipation buster 
Constipated? High fiber in bananas can help normalize bowel motility.
 
Banana the smartie  
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.

Banana the cancer-fighter 
Bananas are high in antioxidants, providing free radicals and protection from chronic diseases. 

Banana the mums-to-be’s best friend 
Eating a banana between meals helps stabilize blood sugar and reduce nausea from morning sickness

Banana the shoe polisher 
Want a quick shine on your leather shoes or handbag? 
Rub them with the inside of a banana peel and polish with a dry cloth. You'll be amazed by the quick shine. 
 
 
Source | Natural News 

 

 

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