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What are the health benefits of bananas?

Posted January 29, 2014

Bananas are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world for good reason. The curved yellow fruit packs a big nutritional punch, wrapped in its own convenient packaging. Some scientists believe that the banana may have even been the world’s first fruit.

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Medicinal Properties of the Banana Plant

Posted December 11, 2012

The banana tree is actually the largest herbaceous flowering plant in the world which on an average is 20 – 25 feet tall. There is a lot more to this humble fruit than meets the eye. This starch-rich fruit doubles as a meal many a time.

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Bananas just as good as Gatorade for sports performance

Posted July 23, 2012

A recent study recruited 14 trained cyclists to ingest either bananas or Gatorade during 75km of high-exertion time trialing to see how each carbohydrate and nutrient source affected performance and recovery. They found no difference in performance measures between the two energy sources.

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Bananas Pips Sports Drinks As Energy Source for Athletes

Posted June 2, 2012

Bananas beat sports drinks as energy source for athletes, a new study has revealed. The fruit, which is rich in potassium and nutrients, has always been a favorite for endurance runners and cyclists. Now scientists have confirmed that as well as maintaining the same levels of energy as carbohydrate drinks, bananas also possess healthier sugars.

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Contents, Benefits and Uses of the Bay Leaf

Posted April 30, 2012

The bay leaf contains nutrients like anti-oxidants and has many health benefits due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. The dried leaf of the Bay Laurel tree is a lesser known culinary ingredient with different associations and uses. A native of Asia Minor, it spread to the Mediterranean countries which have a similar climate.

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