Thursday, September 27, 2007

September Fruity Day

Our company have Fruity Day every month (Is that so? I can't recall we have the fruit every month, hee hee)

This September, Banana has been adopted as the fruit of month. Here's are some of the benefits from eating banana.

There are two main varieties of bananas, the fruit or sweet banana and the plantain. The fruit banana is eaten raw out of hand when it turns yellow and develops a succulent sweetness with a soft, smooth, creamy, yet firm pulp. The plantain, a cooking banana, is also referred to as the meal, vegetable or horse banana. Plantains have lower water content, making them drier and starchier than fruit bananas.

The sugars in the banana are readily assimilated, and they contain many vitamins and minerals, and a great deal of fiber. They are excellent for young children and infants and are good in reducing diets because they satisfy the appetite and are low in fat.

Because they are so soft, they are good for persons who have intestinal disturbances, and for convalescents. Bananas feed the natural acidophilus bacteria of the bowel, and their high potassium content benefits the muscular system.Bananas are useful in the treatment of arthritis and gout. Bananas are suitable for overweight people as they contain practically no sodium. (But I thought eating too much banana will put on weight??????)


· Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it the perfect way to beat high blood pressure.
· Brain Power: Eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost children’s brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
· Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body; so if you suffer from heartburn, 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.

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