Apple to the Core
Many of the tips in this section are taken from people that swear by the
remedy. Some work better than others, try a few different ones and see which one
works best for you. This section will be updated frequently, please check
Achy muscles from a bout of the flu? Mix 1 Tablespoon of
horseradish in 1/2 cup of olive oil. Let the mixture sit for 30 minutes,
then apply it as a massage oil, for instant relief for
Honey remedy for Skin Blemishes. Cover the blemish with a dab
of honey and place a band-aid over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps
the skin sterile and speeds healing. Works overnight.
Quaker Oats for fast pain relief. It's not for breakfast
anymore! Mix 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm
in the microwave for 1 minute, cool slightly and apply the mixture to
your hands for soothing relief from arthritis pain.
Hunt's tomato paste boil cure. Cover the boil with Hunt's
tomato paste as a compress. The acids from the tomatoes soothe the pain
and bring the boil to a head.
Balm for broken blisters. To disinfect a broken blister, dab
on a few drops of Listerine, a powerful antiseptic.
Heinz vinegar to heal bruises. Soak a cotton ball in white
vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1 hour. The vinegar reduces the
blueness and speeds up the healing process.
Bug Bites (mosquito and biting flies)
- As soon as possible after being bitten, moisten skin
and rub an aspirin right on the bite. This only works if you get to it
- Moisten skin, rub meat tenderizer on bite.
- Rub soap on bite.
- Moisten salt to a paste and apply it to bite.
- Aloe Vera - Rub aloe vera gel on a minor burn to alleviate pain and
Colgate toothpaste makes an excellent salve for burns
- After shampooing, pour Listerine on your hair and wait a
couple minutes. Rinse off. Will take care of your dandruff problem. Be
very careful not to get any in your eyes! (Many thanks to Genine for
this great tip!)
- Mayonnaise makes a fabulous conditioner. Leave on your hair for at
least five minutes before washing out.
- Mash a banana and but through hair. Leave on for 15 minutes and
rinse. ( Use kitchen sink with garbage disposal)
- Beer is great for hair. Put beer in a pump bottle. Spray on to hair
after you shampooed and towel dried but before you blow dry. The smell
of beer will disappear soon after spraying.
- Blow dry your ears after you take a shower.
- Drop a little alcohol in each ear to complete the drying.
- Use an ear wash once a month, try hydrogen peroxide, mineral oil or
glycerin. Add one or two drops of ONE of the liquids in each ear.
Allow the excess to flow out of ear. The stuff left inside will bubble
away at the ear wax and make it softer. Once the wax is soft, you'll
need to rinse. Fill a bowl with body temperature water. Fill a rubber
bulb syringe with the water, then hold your head over a bowl and
squirt water VERY GENTLY into your ear canal. The stream of water
should be under very little pressure. Turn your head to the side and
let water run out.
Eliminate puffiness under your eyes. All you need is a dab of
H, carefully rubbed into the skin, avoiding the eyes.
The hemorrhoid ointment acts as a vasoconstrictor, relieving the swelling
- Make it a point to blink your eyes 300 times everyday. Each blink
cleans your eyes and gives them a quick massage.
- Shut your eyes whenever possible. When listening to music or talking
on the phone or any time you are doing something that doesn't include
reading or writing, just shut your eyes. It gives your eyes a
much needed rest and people who practice this say their eyes feel much
- Make a list of goals for the day. You'll find yourself less fatigued
when you're running the show.
- Eat breakfast always, but not a high fat or high carb one.
- Don't watch a lot of TV. It has a way of making us lethargic. Do
anything else, it's more energizing.
- Take vitamins. You'd be surprised at how much your body is lacking
- Think positive. You have to think positive. Thinking negatively is
actually more taxing on your mind and spirit than you know. All
Champion Athletes do it, that's how they become Champions.
- Be confident. That little story about the little train that could
should be your mantra. All you have to say is "I think I
can" and you can.
- Drink catmint infusion three times a day. To prepare: pour one
cup of boiling water onto 1 teaspoon of the dried herb and infuse for
- The best time to give yourself a manicure is after taking a nice
warm bath. Before getting in the tub, remove all nail polish. Then,
while in the tub, suds washcloth and thoroughly rub each cuticle and nail
surface. This make the cuticle easier to remove and buffs the nail
surface at the same time. You will find you nails look nicer and the manicure
will last much longer.
- Use lip balm on dry, sore cuticles. With frequent applications of
lip balm, cuticles will remain soft and pliant and will soon be healed.
- For chapped hands, use vinegar. Wash and dry your hands, pour on
vinegar and then dry hands. This works great for those of us that
always have dry skin.
Exercise during a headache, if it's not too severe. It will make it
Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost
immediately - without the unpleasant side effects caused by
traditional pain relievers.
Don't oversleep. Avoid sleeping in on your day off. You may get a
headache from sleeping too much.
Use acupressure - Rub the web of skin between the forefinger and
thumb. Squeeze until you feel a slight pain.
Put a pencil between your teeth, but don't bite down.
Skip the salt. High salt usage can trigger migraines in some people.
Have a sense of humor. Laughter IS the best medicine.
To help relax the tight muscles that cause a headache, inhale
slowly through your nose for a count of five; then, exhale out of your
mouth, for another count of five. While you're breathing, try to
think of something calming, like a warm, summer day at the beach.
Drinking two glasses of Gatorade can relieve headache pain almost
immediately -- without the unpleasant side effects caused by traditional
- Apple cider vinegar: Put one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in 1/2
glass of water and sip during meals. This definitely works.
- Eat at least 2 1/2 hours before bedtime. This will lessen the chance
of you getting heartburn.
- Loosen your belt. Some people have less trouble with heartburn if
they don't have something tight around their waists.
- If you lift something, bend at the knees. If you bend at the
stomach, you compress it, forcing acid upward. And it's also better
for your back.
- Witch Hazel: A dab of witch hazel on a cotton ball applied right to
the external hemorrhoid works very well. It causes the blood vessels
to shrink down and contract.
- Soak: The sitz bath - sitting with your knees raised in 3 or 4
inches of warm water in a bathtub - is a remedy that really works. The
warm water helps kill the pain while increasing the blood flow to the
- Take Stoneroot: Take two capsules (375 mg each) twice a day with a
full glass of water between meal for acute problems. It acts as an
astringent which may be helpful to hemorrhoids.
- Yank forcefully on the tongue
- lift the uvula (that little boxing bag at the back of your mouth)
with a spoon
- Tickle the roof of your mouth with a cotton swab at the point
where the hard and soft palate meet
- Chew and swallow dry bread
- Suck on a lemon soaked with Angostura bitters
- Compress the chest by pulling the knees upward or leaning forward
- Gargle with water
- Suck on crushed ice
- Place an ice bag on the diaphragm just below the rib cage
- Prepare a strong infusion of chickweed (add 3 cups of boiling
water to 10 teaspoons of the dried herb and infuse for 15 minutes);
pour the solution into your bathwater.
- Use lots of garlic when cooking, or take three garlic capsules,
three times a day. Garlic fights infection and encourages the growth
of the good bacteria that deactivates harmful bacteria in the colon.
- Take gingerroot, some experiments showed that two powdered
gingerroot capsules were more effective than a dose of Dramamine in
preventing motion sickness. Ginger works by absorbing acids and
blocking nausea in your gastrointestinal tract.
- Olives and lemons - The early stages of motion sickness cause you
to produce excess saliva, which dribbles down to your stomach and
makes you nauseous. Olives, on the other hand, produce chemicals
called tannins, which make your mouth dry. Hence, the theory goes,
eating a couple of olives at the first hint of nausea can help
diminish it, as may sucking on a mouth-puckering lemon.
- Soda crackers - they won't stop salivations, but dry soda
crackers might help absorb the excess fluid when it reaches your
stomach. Their secret ingredients are bicarbonate of soda and
cream of tartar.
- Drink a soda, for some people this helps.
- Acupressure wristbands - Sold in many marine and travel shops,
these lightweight wristbands have a plastic button that is supposed to
be worn over what the doctors in the Orient call the Nei-Kuan
acupressure point inside each wrist. The wearer is is protected
against nausea by exerting pressure on the button for a few minutes.
- Steep a few cloves in boiling water for five minutes. Strain and
drink. A stick of cinnamon or 1 teaspoon of minced ginger can be used
- While lying in bed, hang your head over the side for a few
minutes. Two of the sinuses that become clogged and painful have to
drain uphill when you're standing or sitting, so this will give them a
- First thing in the morning, soak a cloth in water as hot as you
can bear and hold it to your forehead and face. If possible, repeat
this simple treatment 4 or 5 times a day.
- Other heat sources are also effective-hot water bottles or electric
- Run a humidifier and drink lots of water. The fluids prevent dehydration
and keep the mucus flowing.
- Flush out the sinus cavities with a solution of 1/4 teaspoon of
salt and 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda or sodium bicarbonate in
eight ounces of water. Use a small bulb syringe with children. Adults
can simply sniff the solution.
- Try acupressure treatments. Use the following six acupressure
points - one each at the inside of the eyebrows; just under the eye
socket; and on both sides of the nose. The last two are especially
good for clearing the sinuses. Locate the point with the tip of
a finger. You can usually tell when you're on the right spots because
they are more tender than the surrounding areas. Apply pressure for a
few seconds and repeat several times. Also try rubbing for 60 seconds
in a circular motion for extra relief.
- Try to sleep on your side or stomach. Most snoring is the result
of sleeping on your back. Put a tennis ball in the pocket of your
pajamas to remind you not to sleep on your back if you have to.
- Lose weight. Besides making you more healthy, it should make you
sleep better and snore less. Overweight people tend to sleep on their
backs because of the excess poundage. Also, too much weight may cause
the nasal passages to swell, forcing you to take deep breaths,
contributing to snoring
- Alcohol before bedtime, too many sedatives, tranquilizers or antihistamines
that relax the throat muscles and the irritation caused by smoking are
all factors in snoring.
- A large pillow that puts a kink in your neck could cause more
snoring. Switch to a low pillow to keep your neck straight or get rid
of the pillow and sleep flat. A firm mattress also helps.
- Some chronic snorers have found that by elevating the head of the
bed they can minimize, if not eliminate their snoring. Try putting a
couple of large bricks under the legs of the bed. Make sure the bed is
- Low humidity can cause snoring by drying out the mucus membranes.
Invest in a good low-cost humidifier to solve the problem.
- Take the direct approach and spray those dry membranes with a
saline solution before going to bed.
- Mix your own home remedy by dissolving 1/2 teaspoon or less of
salt in eight ounces of water. (too much salt may burn your nose).
Hold your head back and use a nasal aspirator to spray your nasal
Mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey
and take 1 Tablespoon six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
- Gargling is still the best home remedy, it won't clear up the
infection, but it will make you feel better. Mix a teaspoon of salt in
a glass of warm water and gargle three times a day.
- Drink hot tea laced with honey or lemon juice in a large glass of
- Sip a water-lemon-honey brew all day long until your sore throat
- Put a teaspoon of chamomile steeped in a cup of hot water and
allow mixture to cool to lukewarm before drinking.
- Use chamomile as a poultice for treating a sore throat. For this,
put a teaspoon of leaves in two cups of boiling hot water. Let it cool
and steep for 5 minutes Dip a cloth into the mixture, wring it out and
wrap it around your throat. Change as necessary.
- Some remedies recommend garlic highly. Try taking 10-15 garlic
oil capsules daily to fight a sore throat.
- Several drops of Tabasco sauce in a half glass of water may cut
right through the throat mucus that's giving so much trouble.
- Keep your sore throat moist. This paves the way to recovery. If
you don't like throat lozenges, suck on a piece of hard candy.
- Slippery elm lozenges seem to coat your throat and cut down the
painful friction caused by swallowing.
- Zinc lozenges, dissolved slowly rather than swallowed, have been
known to dramatically improve a sore throat caused by a cold.
- Use a humidifier at night to keep your throat from becoming
parched and dry while you sleep.
Just mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon
six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
Before you head to the drugstore for a high-priced inhaler filled with
mysterious chemicals, try chewing on a couple of curiously strong Altoids
peppermints. They'll clear up your stuffed nose.
- Aloe Vera Gel - Rub aloe vera gel directly on the sunburn. After
a few hours, wipe off with a cool cloth and repeat. This will help the
burn and help keep the peeling to a minimum afterwards. Test a small
area first to make sure you're not allergic to aloe.
- Take aspirin - Two tablets every four hours will help relieve the
pain and swelling. If you feel you've had too much sun but do not yet
feel the burn, take it before the redness appears.
- Cold water - put come ice cubes in some water and dip a cloth in
the liquid and lay it over the burn. Repeat every few minutes as the
cloth warms. Apply several times a day for a total of 10 to 20 minutes
- Skim milk - Milk protein is very soothing for a sunburn. Mix 1
cup skim milk with 4 cups water and add a few ice cubes. Apply
compresses for 15 to 20 minutes, repeat every 2 to 4 hours.
- Oatmeal - Wrap dry oatmeal in cheesecloth or gauze. Run cool
water through it into a bowl. Discard the oatmeal and soak compress in
liquid. Apply every 2 to 4 hours.
- Witch hazel - Moisten a cloth with witch hazel. Apply often for
- Cornstarch - Add enough water to cornstarch to make a paste and
apply directly to the sunburn.
- Vegetable slices - Apply thin slices of raw cucumber or potato to
sunburn. They feel cool and may help reduce inflammation on small
areas. Apple slices may also work.
- Lettuce - boil lettuce leaves in water and let the liquid cool
several hours in the refrigerator. Dip cotton balls into the liquid
and gently press or stroke onto irritated skin.
- Yogurt - plain yogurt is both cooling and soothing. Apply to all
sunburned areas and rinse off in a cool shower. Gently pat skin dry.
- Tea bags - If you eyelids are burned, apply tea bags soaked in
cool water to decrease swelling and help relieve pain.
- Vinegar - Mix 1 cup of white vinegar into a tub of cool water and
soak for 20 minutes.
- Baking soda - generously sprinkle baking soda into cool
bathwater. Let the solution dry on your skin.
- Drink lots of water - Water intake helps counteract the drying
effect of a sunburn.
- Raise your legs - if your legs are burned and you feet are
swollen, elevate you legs about heart level. It will make you feel
- Before sleeping - sprinkle talcum powder on the burn and on your
sheets to help minimize chafing and friction while you are trying to
Blow dry your ears - eliminate the moisture in your ears every
time you get them wet, whether or not you suspect an infection. Pull
the flap of your ear up and out to straighten the ear canal and aim
you hair dryer into your ear from 18 to 20 inches away. Use either
cool or warm setting but let the dry blow for 30 seconds. That will
dry the ear, eliminating the moist condition bacteria and fungi find
most attractive for growth.
Warmth - a towel fresh from the dryer, a covered hot-water
bottle, a heating pad set on low will help to ease the pain.
A squirt of rubbing alcohol - First put your head down, with the
affected ear up. Pull the ear upward and backward to help straighten
the canal and squeeze a dropperful of alcohol into the ear
canal. Wiggle your ear to get the alcohol to the bottom of the
canal. Then tilt your head to the other side and let the alcohol drain
Eardrops - a solution of white vinegar or equal parts alcohol and
white vinegar will kill fungus and bacteria. Apply the same way as the
Mineral oil, baby oil or lanolin - These can be preventive
solutions before swimming. Apply as you would the alcohol.
Listerine therapy for toenail fungus. Get rid of unsightly
toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine mouthwash. The powerful
antiseptic leaves your toenails looking healthy again.
Urinary Tract Infections
Cure urinary tract infections with Alka-Seltzer. Just dissolve two
tablets in a glass of water and drink it at the onset of the symptoms.
Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary tract infections almost
instantly even though the product has never been advertised for this
Being Bugged by Mosquitoes? Try These!
Bounce Fabric Softener Sheets are great at repelling mosquitoes.
Just wipe on your skin and go!
Take vitamin B-1 -
just one a day. Your body excretes an scent when you take
B-1 that mosquitoes don't like so they stay away. This really
Rub Vick's Vaporub on your body and mosquitoes will flee!
Plant marigolds in your yard. The flowers give off a scent
that bugs hate.
Mix Avon Skin-so-Soft with alcohol. Mixture should be
equal parts of each. Spread on and go!
Dab pure vanilla behind your ears and on your wrists.
Works with mosquitoes and ticks.
remedies have been circling the internet recently and while
I don't know if they work or not, it doesn't look like there
would be any harm in
trying them if you have any of these problems, unless, of
course, you have any allergy to honey or cinnamon. But
please DO NOT replace needed medical treatment by a
physician with these remedies.
Some Honey Facts:
Many universities research has found that mixture of Honey
and Cinnamon cures most of the diseases. Honey is produced
in most of the countries of the world. Most natural Honey is
Ayurvedic as well
as Yunani medicine have been using honey as a vital medicine
you know... Today Scientists research accept honey as a "Ram
Ban" (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases.
Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of
Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if
taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm
Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, on its issue dated
17 January, 1995 has given the following list of diseases
that can be cured by Honey and Cinnamon as researched by
Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread,
chappati, or other bread, instead of jelly and jam and eat
it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in
the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also
those who already had an attack, if they do this process
daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack.
Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and
strengthens the heartbeat. In America and Canada, various
nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have
found that as age the arteries and veins lose their
flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalizes
the arteries and veins.
Take one part honey to two parts of lukewarm water and add a
small teaspoon of cinnamon powder, make a paste and massage
it on the itching part of the body slowly. It is noticed
that the pain recedes within a minute or two.
Arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one
cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small
teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic
arthritis can be cured.
In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University,
it was found that when the doctors treated their patients
with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon
Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a
week out of the 200 people so treated practically 73
patients were totally relieved of pain and within a month,
mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around
because of arthritis started walking without pain.
Those suffering from hair loss or baldness, may apply a
paste of hot olive oil, one tablespoon of honey, one
teaspoon of cinnamon powder before bath and keep it for
approx. 15 min. and then wash the hair. It was found to be
effective even if kept on for 5 minutes.
Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of
honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys
the germs in the bladder.
Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five
teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth. This may
be applied 3 times a day till the tooth stops aching.
Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon
Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a
cholesterol patient, was found to reduce the level of
cholesterol in the blood by 10% within 2 hours. As mentioned
for arthritic patients, if taken 3 times a day, any Chronic
cholesterol is cured. As per information received in the
said journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves
complaints of cholesterol.
Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one
tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder
daily for 3 days. This process will cure most chronic cough,
cold and clear the sinuses.
Yunani and Ayurvedic Medicine have been using honey for
thousands of years to strengthen the semen of men. If
impotent men regularly take two tablespoon of honey before
going to sleep, their problem will be solved.
In China, Japan and Far-East countries, women, who do not
conceive and need to strengthen the uterus, have been taking
cinnamon powder for centuries. Women who cannot conceive may
take a pinch of cinnamon powder in half teaspoon of honey
and apply it on the gums frequently throughout the day, so
that it slowly mixes with the saliva and enters the body.
A couple in Maryland, USA, had no children for 14 years and
had lost hope of having a child of their own. When told
about this process, husband and wife started taking honey
and cinnamon as stated above; the wife conceived after a few
months and had twins at full term.
Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomachache and also
clears stomach ulcers from the root.
According to the studies done in India & Japan, it is
revealed that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder the
stomach is relieved of gas.
Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the
immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral
attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various
vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of honey
strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and
Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken
before food, relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of
A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a
natural ingredient, which kills the influenza germs and
saves the patient from flu.
Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken
regularly arrests the ravages of old age. Take 4 spoons of
honey, 1 spoon of cinnamon powder and 3 cups of water and
boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, 3 to 4 times a day. It
keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age.
Life spans also increases and even a 100 year old, starts
performing the chores of a 20-year-old.
Three tablespoons of Honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon
powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before
sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done
daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.
Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the
affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin
Daily in the morning 1/2 hour before breakfast on an empty
stomach and at night before sleeping, drink honey and
cinnamon powder boiled in one-cup water. If taken regularly
it reduces the weight of even the most obese person.
Also, drinking of this mixture regularly does not allow the
fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat
a high calorie diet.
Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that
advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured
successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer
should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon
of cinnamon powder for one month 3 times a day.
Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is
more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength
of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon
power in equal parts, are more alert and flexible.
Dr. Milton who has done research says that a half tablespoon
honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon
powder, taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at
about 3.00 p.m. when the vitality of the body starts to
decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week.
People of South America, first thing in the morning gargle
with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot
water. So their breath stays fresh throughout the day.
Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder taken in
equal parts restore hearing.
This was sent to
me by a friend - Great Info!!
The Amazing Banana
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.
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.
Forget the pills -- eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates
blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the
blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in
salt, making it the perfect way 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.
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.
High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal
bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to
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.
Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from
heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up
and avoid morning sickness.
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.
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 chips. 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
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
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
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.
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
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%!
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 carbohydrates,
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
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