Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Miracle Food: Bananas

"Bananas are an unusually rich fruit source of protein, and their energizing qualities make them a good fruit for breakfast or to snack on. Compared to other fruits, they are rather high in calories and fiber content, making them mildly laxative. Paradoxically, besides being energizing, bananas contain tryptophan, an amino acid with naturally sedative effects, which makes them a good bedtime snack for anyone who has trouble sleeping. Tryptophan is also a natural mood enhancer, and raising tryptophan levels may alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety and PMS."

Taken from "Miracle Foods" by Anna Selby

1 comment:

  1. I love bananas! I have at least 1 everyday! (Sometimes two!)