Thursday, July 24, 2008

Going Banana?

Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fibre. 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.

When you compare Banana 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!

We should be thankful that we have abundant and cheap Banana here in our country. Planting it around our houses is no problem cos it can be planted easily. There are many types of Banana and the most popular are the 'Pisang Kalabau' which can be fried, pisang raja, pisang emas, pisang barangan (my favourite) and many other types. As can be seen in the picture, the whole kampung folks can have bananas .... how amazing. Are we going Bananas!!

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