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Subject: A Banana a day keeps the doctor away!
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Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middle) 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 *** ist learning by making pupils more alert.
Doctors - Home Remedy: If you want a quick fix for flagging energy levels there's no better snack than a banana. Containing 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.
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, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin 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. (Don't bring a rose, bring a banana.)
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 the 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.
Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milk shake, 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.
Heart burn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body so if you suffer from heart burn, 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 and 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 bananas 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 chronicled 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.
Quit Smoking: 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, there by 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 you see 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!"
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But nothing can (apparently) protect them from damn fool censorship. -- Brian "What's the point in growing up if you can't behave like a kid when you want to."
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thought:

better yet, for the life of me, I can't figure out what the *** replaces....
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*** = ass............ ***ist = assist

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On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 13:31:50 GMT in

ah, thank you... then, of course, the logical question would be why he felt the need to block it out.... other than to be annoying, that is... or do you suppose he actually lives his life that way?

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graced the world with this thought:

He is trying to hide what an *** he is.
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On Tue, 8 Jun 2004 15:18:51 -0300 in

<<<snort>>>
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All that said and what was left out was how often a doctor will tell an older patient to *stop* eating bananas because the patient's potassium level is too high.
It happened to both my grandmother and to my boss.
Glenna (who likes that yellow fruit very much!)
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On Mon, 07 Jun 2004 15:53:22 -0700 in
snipped-for-privacy@pmug.org (Glenna Rose) graced the world with this thought:

On the other hand, doctors also tell some other elderly, my mother included, to eat <more> bananas as a source of potassium because they don't have enough... because medications can leach potassium from their system. Hence the leg cramps old people are famous for getting in their sleep. All in all, I suppose people who have been told not to eat them are generally intelligent enough not to start just because some guy said so in a newsgroup... but you never can tell!
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"On the other hand, doctors also tell some other elderly, my mother included, to eat <more> bananas as a source of potassium "
Maybe it should be 'some doctors tell some patients'.
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snipped-for-privacy@roastbeef.net writes:

[snip]
LOL!!!
So very true . . . you never can tell. :-)
We humans are, indeed, an odd lot.<g>
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snipped-for-privacy@roastbeef.net writes:

Actually, some readers come with blocks to disallow certain words (or what they read as certain words!). Irony is that they work in rather absurd ways. For instance, when I was talking about screwing standards into the wall in a chat room one night, it would allow the word "screw" but not "screwing." In that case, the entire word was replaced with asterisks on everyone's screen; they had to ask be what I was saying so had to phrase it a bit differently. Go figure.
My email program will not allow me to send email to a city employee who has the last name of "Cummins." I have to send the email to a third person and ask them to forward the contents to her. What a pain in the order of things!!! The same program, however, allows her address to be received. Geez.
I suspect this could be the case (the program) in this instance . . . or it could be a joke. <g> (However, the word "potassium" came through which leads one to lean toward the joke issue.)
Glenna
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On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 13:52:13 -0700 in
snipped-for-privacy@pmug.org (Glenna Rose) graced the world with this thought:

Great, parental controls by force... lol

This may possibly be the program of the receiver, not yours. I've got a friend whose business blocks out the damnedest subject lines, but lets others through with no problem. What really sucks is they send you a bounce message, and don't tell you what message bounced, or why, so if you sent four or five messages, it's a matter of best guess as to which one he didn't get, based on the times of messages you sent and the time of the bounce message. Real good IT department there.

He posted using AOL, I kind of doubt that's the case, particularly, as you point out, potassium came through just fine. Of course, if he's posting while using parental controls.... who knows...
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I once created a password with the word "fart" in it. I got a message "You must change your password" with no mention of the infraction. My first thought was that they had no right to know my password, but then I realized that there was some program which checked for offensive words. Of course, no one should have seen the password to be offended by it.

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TOM KAN PA wrote:

Which is another way of saying that just two of those little buggers means you will need to workout an additional 90 minutes.
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not_a_real snipped-for-privacy@fakedseizure.com writes:

Ouch!!!
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Seems like a lot of benefits. Even good for smokers!
On Tuesday, 8 June 2004 04:12:20 UTC+8, TOM KAN PA wrote:

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