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  1. M

    MWAMOSHI Senior Member

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    Hi All,

    I am sure that you have heard about what happened in Guinea last night. Well for the moment, all is calm. We hope it continues to stay calm.

    Just thought i'd share this with you all.

    Be Blessed!


    I believe this, but it would be interesting to find out what state the banana should be in for this to work – naturally ripe; forced ripe; green? I shall try and eat more bananas. ::Subject: Banana - Who knew? [TABLE="width: 100%"]
    [TD="width: 100%, align: center"]BANANAS - very interesting

    A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class told his class about
    bananas. He said the expression 'going bananas' is from the effects of bananas on the brain. Read on:
    Never, put your banana in the refrigerator!!! After reading this, you'll never look at a banana
    in the same way again.
    Bananas contain 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.
    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.

    Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

    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 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.
    Brain Power:
    200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school (England) 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 assist learning by making pupils more alert.

    High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

    One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, 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.

    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.

    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.

    Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system.


    And at work? Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips.
    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.

    The banana is 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 over-chronicler 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.

    Smoking &Tobacco Use:
    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

    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, thereby 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%!

    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, 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!'


    PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the
    time! I will add one here; want a quick shine on our shoes??
    Take the INSIDE of the banana skin, and rub directly on the shoe...
    polish with dry cloth. Amazing fruit !!!

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    haya jamani mambo hayo.
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    Mamndenyi JF-Expert Member

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    Baada ya kusoma makala yangu ya leo na kuzingatia nilichokiandika, bila shaka utaanza kuingalia ndizi kwa mtizamo tofauti na uliokuwa nao hapo awali. Ndizi mbivu ni tunda maarufu sana duniani lakini ni watu wachache wanaojua uwezo, faida na maajabu yaliyomo kwenye tunda hili.

    Ndizi ina aina tatu za kipikee za sukari zinazojulikana kitaalamu kama Sucrose, Fructose na Glucose na vile vile ina kiasi kingi cha ufumwele (fibre) ambacho husaidia sana katika usagaji wa chakula tumboni.

    Ndizi ina uwezo mkubwa wa kuongeza na kuimarisha nishati ya mwili. Unaweza kupata nishati ya kufanyakazi ya muda wa dakika 90 kwa kula ndizi mbili tu. Bila shaka ndizi ni tunda muhimu sana kwa wanamichezo. na ni tunda lenye uwezo pia wa kuponya na kuzuia matatizo mengi ya kiafya:

    Kwa mujibu wa utafiti uliofanywa na Chama Cha Afya ya Akili cha Taifa (MIND) cha nchini Uingereza, kwa watu wanaosumbuliwa na tatizo la mfadhaiko wa akili, watu wengi waliondokana na tatizo hilo hujisikia vizuri baada ya kula ndizi mbivu. Hali hii inatokana na ukweli kwamba ndizi ina kirutubisho kinachojulikana kama tryptophan, ambacho ni aina fulani ya protini inayotumika mwilini kumfanya mtu kuwa mtulivu na mwenye furaha.

    Kama wewe ni miongoni mwa wale akina mama wanaopatwa na matatizo mbalimbali ya kiafya wakati wa hedhi, unashauriwa kula ndizi mbivu na unaweza kuponywa. Vitamin B6 iliyomo kwenye ndizi, hurekebisha kiwango cha sukari ambacho huweza kuathiri hali ya mtu.

    Ndizi ikiwa ni chanzo kizuri cha madini aina ya chuma (iron), inaweza kuwa ni dawa ya kuzuia na kuponya upunguvu wa damu kwa sababu madini ya chuma huamsha uzalishaji wa chembechembe za damu mwilini.

    Tunda hili ni la aina ya kipekee, lina kiwango kikubwa cha madini ya potasiamu (potassium) na wakati huo huo lina kiasi kidogo sana cha chumvi (sodium) hivyo kulifanya kuwa tunda bora katika kupambana na tatizo la kupanda na kushuka kwa shinikizo la damu.

    Ukweli huo, hivi karibuni umeifanya Mamlaka ya Dawa na Chakula ya nchini Marekani, iwaruhusu wazalishaji na wauzaji wakubwa wa ndizi nchini humo, kutangaza rasmi uwezo wa ndizi katika kupambana na hatari ya shinikizo la damu na kupatwa na kiharusi (stroke) kwa binadamu.

    Hivi karibuni, wanafunzi wapatao 200 wa Shule ya Twickenham nchini Uingereza, walisaidiwa kufaulu mitihani yao kwa kula ndizi mbivu wakati wa mlo wa asubuhi (breakfast), wakati wa mapumziko na wakati wa chakula cha mchana, ndizi ziliongeza uwezo wa akili zao. Utafiti unaonesha kuwa potasiamu iliyojazana kwenye ndizi, ina uwezo wa kumsaidia mwanafunzi kuamsha uwezo wake wa kujisomea.

    Moja ya dawa ya haraka ya kuondoa uchovu unaotokana na ulevi wa jana yake (hangover) ni kunywa ‘Milkshake' iliyotengenezwa kwa ndizi na kutiwa asali. Ndizi hutuliza tumbo, ikisaidiwa na asali, hurejesha kiwango cha sukari kilichopungua kwenye damu ,wakati maziwa hutuliza na kurejesha maji kwenye mfumo wake.

    Mbali na matatizo yaliyoelezwa hapo juu, ndizi pia husaidia katika matatizo mengine mengi kama vile kutuliza mishipa ya fahamu, kuondoa wasiwasi, kutuliza vidonda vya tumbo, kuondoa asidi tumboni, kushusha joto mwilini, kurekebisha mapigo ya moyo, n.k

    Hivyo ndizi ni tiba ya magonjwa mengi na ni bora, ukiilinganisha na Epo (Apple), ndizi ina protini mara nne zaidi, wanga mara mbili, vitamin A na chuma mara tano na vitamini na madini mengine mara mbili zaidi ya epo. Mwisho; USIWEKE NDIZI KWENYE JOKOFU!

    Asanteni kwa kunisoma!