Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Curved Yellow Fruit


Bananas are very interesting fruit; they're natures fast food.  They come in there own wrappers and are packed full of nutrients and fiber.  Even the peels can be used (relieve bug bites and even remove warts, among other benefits).  Most people believe bananas are high in sugars and should be avoided, but the primary source of  these sugars are naturally occurring fructose, which comes with a bundle of nutrients and fiber. 10% of RDA fiber is provided in one banana, along with acting as a prebiotic, which stimulates the growth of friendly digestive enzyme in our gut flora.  In endurance activities, eating a banana every 15 minutes provides the needed potassium for optimum performance.

The benefits of bananas are endless.  Read here: "Bananas aren't just for monkeys".
Bananas provide both prebiotic and probiotic benefits depending on ripeness. Prebiotic (ripe) stimulates growth while probiotic (unripened) feeds the gut enzymes with digestive-resistance starch.

If you are in a hurry to get out the door in the morning (you really should slow down!), grab a couple of nature's fast foods and enjoy the benefits.  They are also great in the evening to help you relax, containing magnesium and trytophan which converts to serotonin and melatonin) helping to have a restful sleep.
There's really no need to buy organic bananas unless you are using the peels.  


Here's a link to an older Rich Roll podcast on the benefits of eating fruit:
 Michael Arnstein "The Fruitarian"

Check out the best pharmaceutical ad: Nature RX

Have a great week.
Be kind.
Eat more veg.

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