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Three Things You Didn’t Know About Banana

Banana is a miracle food. It is sweet and creamy, ideal for snacks between meals, and perfect to help stay slim. Besides of these widely known facts, banana has more surprising qualities as well.

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Photo: Wikipedia

It is more powerful than energy drinks

“Grab a banana instead of an energy drink” – is the advice of specialists nowadays. In May this year, a survey performed on athletes proved that those individuals who consumed bananas had a higher dopamine level than those who decided to have energy drinks. Moreover, the level of dopamine in the former group’s body still kept growing an hour after eating bananas. Not only this fruit proved to be a more efficient energy source, it also improved the athletes’ mood.

The spottier the peel, the more efficient against cancer

According to some Japanese researchers, a well-baked banana with spotted skin produces a substance called TNF (tumor necrosis factor) that kills cancer cells. The darker is the skin of the banana, the stronger is its cancer fighting and immune strengthening effect.

To cure a hangover

Bananas cure hangover because of they are high in potassium. Eat a banana before going to bed or right after waking up, and the unpleasant symptoms of a hangover will be gone!

Specialists recommend one banana a day. Let’s take a look at three delicious recipes:

Baked banana

Many countries count this food among their gastronomical specialties. In some places it is eaten as dessert, in others as a horse d’oeuvre or side dish. The only difference is in the ways fried bananas are prepared.

Banana-kiwi shake

It may be the perfect breakfast. It wakes you up, and it is perfectly enough if you don’t like hearty breakfasts.

Banana and Chocolate Soufflé

A delicious soufflé can be a perfect last course to a dinner. It satisfy craving for chocolate, and meanwhile the banana melts softly in the mouth.