Bananas – Energy and De-stressing Fruit

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Next time you feel stressed, reach for a banana, says Molly Kimball, RD, a certified specialist in sports dietetics with Ochsner’s Elmwood Fitness Center in New Orleans. With only 105 calories and 14 g of sugar, a medium banana fills you up, provides a mild blood sugar boost, and has 30% of the day’s vitamin B6, which helps the brain produce mellowing serotonin, getting you through a crisis peacefully.

Fruit Tip: Make Cut Apples Last Longer

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Those packages of pre-sliced apples you can buy at store are great for a healthy snack on the go but the price can add up. Make your own by slicing apples, soak in cold water for 3-5 minutes, then soak in a lemon-lime carbonated soda (such as 7-up or sprite) for 3-5 minutes. Divide into snack size portions and store in Ziploc bags in the fridge. The lemon-lime soda will keep the apples from browning and make them last longer.

Fruit Stands

One of the many things I love about where I live is the fact that I can buy wooden swing sets at such a cheap price and there is an abundance of fresh fruits everyday. I only have to go out and buy from our neighbor who gets it from her farm lot. This way I am always guaranteed it is fresh and clean!

I Love Me Some Bananas!

I love bananas! I seriously can eat them all day. I was looking for hot tub covers to recommend to a friend when I came across banana recipes that look easy to try.


Bananas are rich in Vitamin B and potassium, and these two are necessary in the production of sex hormone. The sugar in bananas is easily digested by the body, thus it is a good source of instant energy boost for those times when you are feeling weak and fatigued. With a good amount of iron, banana also stimulates the production of hemoglobin in the blood.

I especially like the export quality ones – those are the best ones dipped in chocolate!

You might want to try these recipes:


Banana Chocolate Chip Bread


Banana Chocolate Trifle


Nutella Banana Panini


Strawberry Banana Tarragon Milkshake

I hope I can make the banana chocolate dip bread soon!