Never,put your banana in the refrigerator!!!

PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS It's good stuff

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!!!

This is interesting.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help

restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting

to laxatives.

Hangovers: 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.

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.

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 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.

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, 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%!

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, 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 thatwe say, "A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"

PASS IT ON TO YOUR FRIENDS

PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time! I

will 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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Whitney05 8 years ago from Georgia

This is cute and informative, but why exactly shouldn't you put a banana in the fridge?


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robertpalmisano 8 years ago Author

It keeps them fresher they will last longer.


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Bonnie Ramsey 8 years ago from United States

I got this email several weeks ago. The reason I don't put bananas in the fridge is because anything in the fridge or upper freezer will absorb the taste of the banana peel. NASTY! I even tried putting them in a container and that didn't work, either. Now, I put them in the coolest sopt in the kitchen out of sunlight. They don't have time to ruin around my house LOL. My hubby thinks he was born a monkey I think.

Bonnie


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stephhicks68 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon

I agree with everything you say. The one thing that I wished worked for me was the morning sickness cure. But, hey. Nothing really seemed to work for that except (1) time and (2) childbirth. LOL. Great Hub.


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

Good information. Bananas are great as you have helped me to see more reasons to eat them. Bananas always go black in fridge so I never put them there.

Having said that I cannot eat them. Simply because each time I do I get a mouthful of ulcers.... It took me ages to work out what was causing them. And they are so painful in your mouth Good hub though


china 8 years ago

i still dont get why u cant put a banana in the frige


Elizabeth 7 years ago

Knock Knock Who's there? Banana. Banana Who? Wait a second, I gotta start again. Knock Knock Who's there? Orange. Orange Who? Orange you glad I didn't say Banana.


Laura 7 years ago

I read that if you put unripe bananas in the fridge, they will never ripen properly, even after you take them out, because it messes with them at a molecular (?) level, so I would guess that it changes some of the benefits you get from the banana as well (taking away some of the greatness of the almighty banana!!)


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robertpalmisano 7 years ago Author

According to the folks at Dole bananas; “You can store bananas in the refrigerator if you want to keep them for a longer time. However, the peel of this tropical fruit will darken. But the banana inside will remain firm and delicious.”

If the Dole people say so, then it must be true.


Rabit Smile 7 years ago

banana can be stored in fridge,

but its skin get darker, but the banana stays fresh.


Grandma Jean 6 years ago

My mother, and now I, put over-ripe bananas, peeled, in a freezer zip lock bag,then into the freezer. That way we had some for banana bread, smoothies, or for whatever one needed really ripe bananas. They keep just fine that way.


Corinne 6 years ago

I always keep ripe enough bananas in the fridge so they won't be soggy the next day when I want to eat them. Began this wonderful method while living in Haiti...the poor bananas could hardly last a day because of the g-o-o-d heat in Haiti.


Maryanne 6 years ago

On the contrary, bananas always seem to

give me heartburn, not cure it.


wazzyyy 5 years ago

i agree


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robertpalmisano 5 years ago Author

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.


roscolbar 4 years ago

Fruits release ethylene as they age which induces aging in other vegetable things in the fridge. Mellow bananas (avocados, etc.) by wrapping them in newspaper and putting them ON the fridge.


David s 4 years ago

The only bad thing about bananas is that they attract mosquitoes!


katastrophy 4 years ago

banananana ba na na na naa Mmmmm


Rod Garnett 4 years ago

To keep them fresher longer separate them one from another. That keeps them fresh a few days longer and you don't need to refrigerate.


Connie 4 years ago

Try this on the kids (and yourself) at breakfast - freeze a peeled banana. Slice onto a favorite healthy breakfast ceareal; tastes exactly like banana icecream - they'll gobble it up. A great way to keep bananas from rotting; they won't get brown and yucky if frozen!


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robertpalmisano 3 years ago Author

Japanese scientists have found that a fully ripe banana produces a substance called TNF which has the ability to combat abnormal cells and enhance immunity against cancer.

They have pointed out that as the banana ripens it develops dark spots and or patches in the banana skin and the more patches it has the higher will be its immunity enhancement quality.


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robertpalmisano 3 years ago Author

The skins will darken, but refrigeration slows ripening of bananas the same as it does other fruits. The insides will be fine.


Wynona Gibson 2 years ago

I am elderly and no longer drive. I need the potassium of the banana a day. I do keep them in the refrigerator but I wrap each one separately in a good paper towel and put those back in the plastic grocery bag. I change during the week and these bananas stay fresh all week and do not give off any smell. I also do cucumbers and tomato's the same way. They are stored in my vegetable crisper.


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robertpalmisano 2 years ago Author

Well thanks Wynona for at information I'll pass it on . Bob


Linda and Holley 2 years ago

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