...but I’m going to say goodbye to you Banana (team.) I want to clean up my list a bit and you’re getting the boot. You’ll always have a special place in my heart. xo 4 years ago
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On the news several day ago, I heard that banana creme filled twinkies are going to be made again. The original twinkie was banana creme, but there was a shortage of bananas during WWII, so they switched to vanilla creme. I’m trying to avoid junk food, but I may try one just to see what it tastes like. 6 years ago
because I happened to be savoring bananas right at the moment that I read this. 6 years ago
They’re tasty and nutritious, and have the most user-friendly packaging of all the fruits. 6 years ago
I was searching for music on myspace earlier and I found this music profile for “Juelz Banana.” I don’t know if this album is for real, but one of the blogs on its profile said that it’s going to be released on March 2007. The songs and profile is so funny! 6 years ago
I need to choose which one to mail…
Here’s some of the sayings on the stickers:
Good Nutrition Pure and Simple!
Fiber for Weight Loss
Great Taste. Good Nutrition. Right Price.
Potassium Power! (my favorite one) 6 years ago
people in london look so sad when they are at work. they sit and stare at their computers… and look sad.
so my friend and i are going to do a charity run and run around in BANANA suites around london doing dances for the bored officeasses. 6 years ago
So what banana fun does everyone have planned for the holidays? Banana goodies galore? Banana cocktails?
Does anyone have a banana bauble on their Christmas tree? Does anyone have a banana Christmas tree? 6 years ago
...bananas are something i “ABSOLUTELY LOVE!”
even as a toddler i would grab a banana if the shopping cart passed close enough to the bananas. once in hand i would begin to feast…;-)
i still enjoy them today…
james 6 years ago
After Reading THIS, you’ll NEVER look at a banana in the same way again-
Bananas. Containing 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.
Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of haemoglobin 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 the 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 student sat 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.
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.
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: 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 it’s time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, “A banana a day keeps the doctor away!”
PASS THIS ON TO ALL OF YOUR ON-LINE FRIENDS and FAMILY!! 6 years ago
Gwen Stefani’s line of dolls will be released on November 15, 2006. One of the dolls is called Bananas Gwen. The doll doesn’t look like a banana though… 6 years ago
Have any of you ever rode on a banana boat? Those things look hilarious and fun! 6 years ago
... banana daiquiri, anyone?
xxx. 6 years ago
Who would have thought?! A banana as fashionable! Nutrious and good looking too! 6 years ago
love them in peanut butter sandwiches, marinated in rum and cinnammon and nutmeg, in my oatmeal, in banana bread, blended up in smoothies, and of course, as a quick snack. Gets my blood sugar up nice and fast when I’m a little dizzy…
and love banana trees, so beautiful.
Check out the Washington Banana Museum ... weird. 6 years ago
...has to be Copacabana by Barry Manilow. Yup, it’s in there. 6 years ago
A Lego monkey with some Lego bananas. 6 years ago
A Lego banana truck delivering bananas to a city in Legoland’s Miniland USA. 6 years ago
I never knew that there are so many banana lovers on 43things! 6 years ago
However it needs to be bigger to be appreciated.
No bananas were hurt during this enactment.
Here is the same banana above – this one is called E and D6 years ago
That Wilmington, Ohio claims to be the birthplace of the banana split? (So does a place called Latrobe, PA.) My grandmother used to live in Wilmington and my brother went to college there but I never heard of the festival until recently. We missed the Banana Split Festival this June but maybe Team Banana 43thingers can have a meet-up there next year!
or maybe in Latrobe… 6 years ago
If I am in a hurry, and do not have time too eat, but I do not want to leave with an empty stomach, it is allways good for me to eat a banana. It lowers my appetite and it is delicious too! 6 years ago