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TGIF, Let’s Go Bananas!
POSTED BY Rosemary ON Feb 17th, 2012
TGFI, let’s go Bananas!! Since it’s Friday today, let’s let loose, be a little silly and talk about something crazy and delicious…your guessed it, BANANAS!
Did you know bananas can make you happy? That’s probably why the average person consumes 26lb of bananas per year. Bananas contain tryptophan which helps the body produce serotonin. High levels of serotonin give us a “feel good” state!
So grab a banana, watch this Chiquita banana video, and have a super happy day!
Take a look at these fun facts about Bananas…
► Did you know you can use the inside of a banana peel to polish patent leather shoes and clean the dust off house plant leaves? It will also make your plant leaves nice and shiny!
► Did you know Bananas float in water…go ahead try it, I know you want to.
► A man in india once ate 81 bananas in 30minutes.
► Bananas don’t actually grow on trees but on a giant herb plant.
► The stringy things you see when you peel a banana are called phloem (pronounced flom). If you peel the banana from the bottom up you won’t get the phloem!
► Bananas contain 6 major vitamin groups and are a very good source of Vitamin B6, important for brain function.
► Bananas protect your heart, quiet a cough, strengthen bones, control blood pressure, block diarrhea and protect your eyesight.
► To ripen bananas quickly, place in a paper bag with an apple or wrap up both together in some newspaper.
► To get the most nutrients out of your banana eat them fully ripened.
► The phrase “going bananas” was first recorded in the Oxford Dictionary due to bananas comedic connection with monkeys.
Now you know the facts about Bananas! Be sure to pick up a bunch or two on your way home tonight and de-stress and “feel good” with a yummy banana split! I guess you better pick up a tub of ice cream too!