Get the best out of bananas

I always thought bananas could only help prevent constipation because of its high fibre content. However, I was amazed that this fruit is so power-packed with other goodness.
Bananas 
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Here are my top favourite benefits of bananas:

1. Combat ills: Four bananas worth of potassium daily fights an array of ills from osteoporosis, stroke, hypertension, kidney stones to bloating and cramps (good to consume more during the first few days of menstruation).

2. Ditch those energy bars: To get a lasting and caffeine-free energy levels, you no longer need coffee or chocolate bars. Banana is a nature’s snack that contains three natural sugars (sucrose, fructose and glucose) and fibre. Do bite into a banana before you hit the gym for an energy boost!

3. Stress no more: Juice lettuce, pear and banana. *Special tip: For juicing, normal yellow bananas or baby bananas (pisang susa) are the best. Choose the just-ripe ones, because the over-ripe or under-ripe bananas may make the juice taste different.  

4. Get rid of dry skin: Chop two average-sized bananas and add two teaspoons of honey. Mash both together until you get a smooth texture. Apply the mixture over your face and wash it off after ten minutes.

5. Love your bust: I was totally shocked when I read this on the Shape (Singapore) magazine. I would classify this as beauty treatment for the adventurous beauty-seekers. This method helps firm your bust and go against the law of gravity (anti-sagginess). Start off with smashing blackened bananas (very riped bananas) in an old bra and wear it for five to ten minutes a day.

Have a different view of bananas now? Start biting into them!

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6 Responses to Get the best out of bananas

  1. The method mentioned under the fifth benefit sounds slightly disturbing and messy

  2. bisyri says:

    I also read bananas can help cure hang over…

    Bananas One of the quickest ways to cure a hangover is to make a banana milkshake sweetened with honey. The banana helps calm the stomach, and with the honey, builds up the depleted blood sugar levels. The milk soothes the stomach and rehydrates your system. Bananas are also rich in the important electrolytes, magnesium and potassium, which are severely depleted during heavy drinking.

    source: http://www.health911.com/remedies/rem_hang.htm

  3. bodytreats says:

    Jac: I agree that it would be rather messy (and soggy). I bet people must love bananas or love their breasts. Apparantly, this method was from The World’s Best-kept Beauty Secrets by Diane Irons (I forgot to mention that, shall add it in now). It is world’s best! Will that convince you to try it now?

    bisyri: Thanks for the great tip! More reasons to eat bananas! 🙂

  4. Brendan says:

    haha well there is another faster way for hangover though, standby a can of soya bean milk just before you sleep, how ever you are seh or drunk, finish up the can just before you hit the bed… though i wonder if you still can drink some more 🙂

    anyway that will reduce the hangover as there are lots of protein in it to replenish the brain.

    come to think of it, having a banana in your bra isn’t it gonna make it quite your bra quite dirty and have to wash it every time you use it???

  5. csp0 says:

    Wow, amazing what bananas can do ………. :-p

  6. bodytreats says:

    Brendan: Thanks for the remedy for hangover – I have tried that before and it works. It is supposed to neutralize your system. Well, answer to your question is, don’t use bras that you like, choose the real old ones!

    csp0: That’s right! I am sure there are more benefits, do share with us if you chance upon any! 🙂

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