Banana a Day
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Bananas contain tryptophan, which is incorrectly attributed to sleepiness after eating thanksgiving turkey. Tryptophan targets the serotonin receptors in the brain. Serotonin affects "happiness" or mood and is utilized in antidepressants, diet pills, and street drugs such as ecstasy and cocaine. The B6 vitamin in banana also work with mood, and in this case... mood stabilization. Women have used bananas to ease some signs of PMS. The sugars that provide energy and the potassium for blood pressure and brain fuel make bananas a healthy alternative to a Red Bull. The banana is a natural antacid and has the ability to coat the stomach. Banana is one of the easiest foods on the digestive system. One can also gain a beneficial amount of both iron and fiber.
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