Broad shouldered, raised in a harsh environment with thick skin and a huge soft ego that bruises easily, the Banana is so symbolic of a macho Action Figure or Movie Star.
Maybe that is why its consumption is so massive worldwide.
According to medicalnewstoday.com, “Today, bananas are grown in at least 107 countries and are ranked fourth among the world’s food crops in monetary value. Americans consume more bananas than apples and oranges combined.”
Yes the perfect macho Movie Star, adorned in yellow.
In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called plantains, in contrast to dessert bananas.
The fruit is variable in size, color, and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind, which may be green, yellow, red, purple, or brown when ripe. The fruits grow in clusters hanging from the top of the plant.
Farmers in Southeast Asia and Papua New Guinea first domesticated bananas. Recent archaeological and palaeoenvironmental evidence at Kuk Swamp in the Western Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea suggests that banana cultivation there goes back to at least 5000 BCE, and possibly to 8000 BCE.
About those broad shoulders in the movies.
Tropic Zone is a 1953 American crime film written and directed by Lewis R. Foster. The film stars Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming, Estelita Rodriguez, Noah Beery, Jr., Grant Withers and John Wengraf. The film was released on January 14, 1953, by Paramount Pictures.
Mr. Reagan’s character, Dan McCloud, is an American soldier of fortune who becomes the foreman of a Central American banana plantation.
Learning that his employer, Lukats, is corrupt and trying to corner the market, McCloud joins with one of the smaller growers (played by Rhonda Fleming) to organize the workers and stop Lukats’ scheme.
It was a classic 1950’s drama and as much as Dan McCloud was the star of the story, so were the delicious fruit.
Now don’t get us wrong. Bananas don’t just symbolize macho Action Stars. They also can symbolize exceptional health when worn by beautiful women.
Our friends at medicalnewstoday.com continue, “Bananas are rich in a mineral called potassium. This mineral is important as it helps maintain fluid levels in the body and regulates the movement of nutrients and waste products in and out of cells.
Potassium may reduce the risk of kidney stones forming as people age. In turn, healthy kidneys make sure that the right amount of potassium is kept in the body.”
We knew there was something yellow and beautiful about the banana.
A potassium-rich diet can help lower blood pressure, and people who eat plenty of potassium have up to a 27% lower risk of heart disease. Furthermore, bananas contain a decent amount of magnesium, which is also important for heart health.
Let’s continue to contemplate the benefits of eating bananas by listening to a visiting female speaker and while you do, please remember, every time that you see a gorgeous woman in yellow, bananas and curves are so good for you.
“I used to go to Haagen-Dazs and order three banana splits at a time!”… Jennifer Jason Leigh
Banana Smoothies Are Some of the Best Around
Banana smoothies are some of the most popular smoothie recipes around. For people who have eaten a banana, it eventually becomes a staple in their diet because of the tasty, succulent flesh that has a unique flavor. The fruit is naturally sweet. The texture is pleasant as well and since banana clusters are widely available from farmer’s markets and grocery stores, the fruit has become one of the most popular tropical fruits around.[adToAppearHere]
What’s in a banana?
A banana contains a minimum number of 90 calories. Bananas also contain about 2.5 grams of fiber and 50% of this fiber is soluble. One of the reasons why you should learn how to prepare banana smoothies recipes is the unparalleled nutrient content of this fruit. Bananas are full of potassium, an important mineral electrolyte. Potassium is absorbed through the walls of the intestines and into the cells of the body. Since potassium is a key electrolyte in the body, deficiency results in symptoms foremost of which heart rate irregularity. An adequate potassium level is also critical in maintaining blood pressure.
What are the benefits of adding the fruit to your daily dietary regimen? Bananas promote gastrointestinal health, help regulate cardiac rhythm, and it even contributes to weight loss. You may be surprised at this next bit, but including banana smoothies recipes in your daily regimen contributes to eye health as well. This is because of the Vitamin A content of the fruit. There is enough Vitamin A in bananas to benefit the visual system. Aside from vitamin, bananas also have beta-carotene and alpha-carotene which get converted to Vitamin A in the body.[adToAppearHere]
Another benefit from regular consumption of banana smoothies recipes is improved bone health. Bananas are fruits that also contribute to prevent bone thinning.
Studies have also shown that bananas have an antacid effect. Bananas can protect the stomach from ulcers because it can suppress secretion of gastric acid. There are also substances found in the fruit that promotes the production of a thicker protective lining inside the stomach.[adToAppearHere]
So, what are you waiting for? Prepare a banana smoothie now.
There is no shortage of banana smoothies recipes online. Here’s something that you can make immediately after reading this article. Here’s what you need: 1) two ripe bananas, peeled and coarsely chopped, 2) one and a half cup of skim milk, 3) a quarter cup of natural yoghurt, 4) two tablespoons of peanut butter, 5) one tablespoon each of honey, 6) ice cubes. This set of ingredients make for an interesting banana smoothie that you will be proud to serve to house guests and to your family, of course. Once the ingredients are all mixed together inside the blender, you only need to make sure that they are well integrated and incorporated together.
There is one secret ingredient to this preparation and similar other banana smoothies recipes that will make it an unforgettable taste that people will crave for. Drizzling honey on the smoothie glasses will make a huge difference. This is what makes it a beverage that people will keep coming back to.
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