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Never look at Banana the same way anymore

Friday, July 18, 2014

Someone sent this to me on Facebook - thought it was good info so now you Know Too!!

emoticon Banana for Breakfast anyone???

This is interesting. After reading this, you'll never look at a banana in the same way again.

emoticon Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just emoticon two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.

But energy isn't the only way a emoticon banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a emoticon banana. This is because emoticon bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

Forget the pills - eat a emoticon banana. The vitamin B6 it contains regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.

High in iron, emoticon bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood and so helps in cases of anemia.

This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the emoticon banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

200 students at a Twickenham school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating emoticon bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

High in fiber, including emoticon bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a emoticon banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The emoticon banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

emoticon Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a emoticon banana for soothing relief.

Snacking on emoticon bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a emoticon banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

emoticon Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous system..

Overweight and at work?
Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.

The emoticon banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chroniclercases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Many other cultures see emoticon bananas as a 'cooling' fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example, pregnant women eat emoticon bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

So, a emoticon banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has FOUR TIMES the protein, TWICE the carbohydrate, THREE TIMES the phosphorus, five times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and minerals.. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, 'A BANANA emoticon a day keeps the doctor away!'

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

SCOTMAMA 7/20/2014 5:15PM

    While all that you posted is true, unfortunately bananas are also high in carbs, so for a diabetic it may not be the best choice.

Half a banana goes into my smoothie each morning -- I love the potassium. And I keep them frozen in a plastic freezer bag, just right for my smoothies.

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LYNETTEMOM 7/18/2014 10:44AM

    great info.
As time goes on, I discover more and more things that my mom was right about! She ate half a banana as part of her bkfst EVERY morning.

Comment edited on: 7/18/2014 10:45:19 AM

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VEG954 7/18/2014 9:55AM


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SLIMMERJESSE 7/18/2014 9:17AM

    Great info. Thanks.

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MARY1313 7/18/2014 9:12AM

    I love bananas so I loved this Vicki! Thanks for posting!

Mary in Alabama

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NUTRON3 7/18/2014 8:57AM


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SHOAPIE 7/18/2014 8:56AM

    Love bananas. Now I know why.

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ROBBIEY 7/18/2014 8:54AM

  emoticon Very informative. I will buy some bananas this weekend.

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My Trees

Friday, June 27, 2014

This is how big our trees are now

the one in front has been cut half down but the trees behind still have to come down

the tree up front was cut half down about 3 weeks ago and look at the leafs already and the tree next to it was cut half down 2 weeks ago and the one behind it has to come down yet see how tall they are - and if you look across the street you will see the trailer full of trees we just cut down they are ready for the dump

Here is the tree we just cut half down but look behind it and see the trees we still have to cut down and those are coming all the way down not just half off all the way to the ground

Now you can see what I have been doing - good exercise but a lot of work
thanks for stopping by my emoticon tree blog

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SCOTMAMA 6/28/2014 12:02PM

    Well, if you just wanted shorter trees, you could cut them off half way, couldn't you? I, personally, think they look beautiful -- but that's because I'm from Minnesota and can't imagine landscaping without trees. Must make it a real bear to mow all that grass though, getting around all the obstacles. I know you will be much happier when you've got down all that you plan on taking down.

Thanks so much for posting this, I think your place is beautiful. Too bad you didn't include one with the front of your house. Or..... you could go back and add that one by going into "edit" -- just a suggestion.

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LYNETTEMOM 6/27/2014 1:37PM

    big job!I have a giant evergreen in the front that should probably come down but I don't have the skills, strength or chutzpah to do it! Come on over...

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WORDLILY 6/27/2014 1:00PM

    Glad they're growing back so quickly, to reassure you!

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Before and After of my MasterBath & Bed room

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Before quilt

After quilt

Before Bathroom


Hope you like what I have done and thanks for stopping by to check it out

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JODIEC79 4/27/2014 9:39PM

    Love the new bathroom. The shower looks so nice!

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LINROSIE 4/20/2014 8:53PM

    Beautiful Vicki !!!

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CYNTHIAF1976 4/17/2014 8:21PM

    I know I've been MIA--- But I love what you did!!! I love the shower wording. I'm a purple lover also. Hugs Cindy

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LYNETTEMOM 4/17/2014 12:03PM

    Wow, major difference! Love the big shower: I'm definitely a shower girl, so that's sure nice instead of the big tub. Love the calligraphy on the wall.
Beautiful quilt.
You have been a very busy gal!

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DLG0505 4/17/2014 11:31AM

    Looks amazing! Love your new shower - I'd like to do something along those lines in my shower. Great job!

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SCOTMAMA 4/17/2014 10:25AM

    Love it, Vicki! Had to laugh when I saw all of your "red hats" for your Red Hat Society. And your quilt turned out beautifully. Had it been quilted already when you took that photo, or is that something you still have to do. Admire the fact that you do triangles -- I'm lazy and try to stay away from them.

Hugs, Eve

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KESTRYLL 4/17/2014 9:37AM


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April Means

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Seen a few of these on other peoples pages and wanted to share

A = Always strive for a combined mind, body and soul balance!
P = Plan variety in nutrition, fitness and well-being goals!
R = Relax and have fun! Enjoy your journey to being a healthier you!
I = Inspire others by sharing your success!
L = Live a healthy lifestyle because no one can replace you!


A - Attitude can be our best friend or our worst enemy.
P - Proper preparation prevents poor performance.
R - Rest and sleep are important for your well-being.
I - If food is your best friend, it's also your worst enemy.
L - Learn to relax. Inner peace begins with a relaxed body.

I made this one!!!----------

emoticon / emoticon A - Approach each day as it was the first day of your weight loss plan

emoticon P - Poor chooses on your food plan puts everything out of Balance

emoticon / emoticon R - Replace one bad food with a good food

emoticon / emoticon I - Instant it will not be - But gradually we will see our goals

emoticon / emoticon L - Learn not to be so hard on yourself - But just keep trying


and I liked this saying I seen also -----------

The old adage
emoticon emoticon "April Showers Bring May Flowers"
makes me think we can train in the rain to bloom in May!
Let's rain down our enthusiasm with emoticon commitment, dedication and perseverance toward our combined
emoticon health,
emoticon nutrition,
emoticon emoticon fitness
emoticon inner well-being goals for the whole month!

Happy April Everyone lets keep "TRYING "

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CMRECTOR 4/4/2014 12:00PM

    Vicki, these April comments give some good ideas and motivators. Now to remember and use them.

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SCOTMAMA 4/3/2014 3:06PM

    Some of these April blogs spelling out the letters were better than I could think of, and your whole blog combined makes even me feel motivated. I hope you get a "Best Blog" award out of this one, Vicki, it deserves it.

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LYNETTEMOM 4/3/2014 10:58AM

    good one, Vicki!
Now let's apply it diligently all month and we will be be happy with our progress (not perfection) when May arrives

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CARDAMOMMA 4/2/2014 12:21PM

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Glass Mushrooms I made

Friday, February 28, 2014

Here are the glass mushrooms I made

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LYNETTEMOM 3/17/2014 11:34AM

    these are cute tho I do prefer the flowers you made. I still hope to make some of those for myself.

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CARDAMOMMA 3/6/2014 2:56PM

    Wow! How do you do that?!

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SCOTMAMA 3/2/2014 5:23PM

    I see you could make them big or little; as some look like a glass with a bowl over them, so the bigger the bowl (or mushroom) the larger the stem. Short and fat could work here too, but I like the combinations you've put together. I can see that none of them you did are very big as you have them placed by the electrical plug-in so I can gauge the size.

How did you hook them together? Glue?

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4_MY_LIFE 3/2/2014 10:24AM

    Very Cool!

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MPETERSON2311 2/28/2014 2:27PM

    wow, they look amazing

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