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05-06-2010, 02:05 AM
Definitely one of my favorites!

Banana facts

1. Boost energy and contain fiber
2. Help calm nerves
3. Contains vitamin B6 which regulates blood glucose levels which can affect mood
4. High in iron, help lessen anemia
5. Contain tryptophan which is converted into serotonin for relaxtion and happier moods
6. High in potassium and low in salt, great for those with high blood pressure
7. Haven't tried this myself, but creating a milkshake from banana and sweetened with honey supposed to be good for curing hangovers
8. Helps avoid morning sickness (never tried this either)
9. Another untested use, rubbing on an insect bite helps reduce swelling and irritation
10. HIGH in fiber; need I say any more
11. Used to help those quit smoking - B6, B12, potassium and magnesium help body recover from effects of nicotine withdrawal (another untested useage by me)
12. Eating a banana helps sooth heart burn (I have to try this)
13. According to research done by The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of regular diet can help cut the risk of strokes by 40%
14. Kills warts - take piece of banana skin and with yellow side out, tape over wart (another piece of info I never had to use)

05-06-2010, 04:53 AM
Definitely a beautiful painting! After reading your list of benefits, it makes me want to get a bunch of bananas now. :cool:

05-06-2010, 05:01 AM
Great painting Logic and makes me feel hungry:)

05-06-2010, 06:01 AM
beautifully painted bunch... thanks for the medical info also. very cool news indeed.

05-06-2010, 06:56 AM
Beautifully painted Logics. So happy to read your info. My husband smoked for many years and successfully quit cold turkey. He eats a banana everyday. I will tell him about your painting and share this info of how I am sure this food was a huge aid in his success.:)

05-06-2010, 07:03 AM
My most favourite fruit how delicious:):)

05-06-2010, 07:12 AM
You sold me and I like the image quite well too.

05-06-2010, 07:17 AM
Very nicely painted fruit from an unusual angle. I like to eat a banana a day so its good to know they have such health benefits,

05-06-2010, 07:24 AM
Thank you all very much for your kind words and support. It is much appreciated.

05-06-2010, 08:19 AM
Interesting composition, logics, and so well done. :)

05-06-2010, 09:17 AM
Which all brings to mind one of the great mid 20th century advertising jingles of all time (http://www.chiquitabrands.com/content/origjingle.wav)

"I'm Chiquita banana and I've come to say - Bananas have to ripen in a certain way- When they are fleck'd with brown and have a golden hue - Bananas taste the best and are best for you - You can put them in a salad - You can put them in a pie-aye - Any way you want to eat them - It's impossible to beat them - But, bananas like the climate of the very, very tropical equator - So you should never put bananas in the refrigerator."
Music 1945 Shawnee Press Inc. under license to Chiquita Brands International, Inc.

(Great painting by the way) Al

05-06-2010, 09:53 AM
Thanks again all. Your comments and support are appreciated more than you can possibly imagine.