Thursday, February 26, 2009

Eating Banana is good for you

A professor at CCNY for a physiological psych class told his class about bananas. He said the expression 'going bananas' is from the effects of bananas on the brain.

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

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 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 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.

Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a banana. This is because 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.

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

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

Blood Pressure: 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 banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school ( England ) were helped through their exams this year by eating 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.

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

Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey.. The 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.

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

Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness

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

Nerves: 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.

Ulcers: The 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-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

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

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.

Smoking &Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.

Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!

Warts: Those keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster or surgical tape!

So, a 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 a day keeps the doctor away!'

Monday, February 23, 2009

Little secret of life

A jogger noticed an old lady sitting on her front step, so he walked up to her and said, 'I couldn't help noticing how happy you look!

What is your secret?'

'I smoke ten cigars a day,' she said. 'Before I go to bed, I smoke a nice big joint. Apart from that, I drink a whole bottle of Jack Daniels every week and eat only junk food. On weekends, I pop pills, get laid, and do no other exercise at all.'

'That is absolutely amazing! How old are you?'

'Twenty-four,' she replied.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Astonishingly amazing

I can't imagine how can one could possibly sniff one whole glass of coke with his nose. In normal circumstances, with all the gases in the glass of coke how could he do it? Whenever I drink a glass of coke, I could hardly do it so fast.

Tell me, is this guy real or what? or is this just a stunt? He did it in front of so many audience, that could not be fake right? I must say that I'll give this guy credit for doing this stunt. What say you?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Donate me a dime

Can you donate me a dime? This skeleton is performing a street dance come rain or shine. People come and see enjoying his talent. The elderly, childrens are enjoying it too. Half way through the dance, the skeleton looked at his bowl.....arrrhh...still no one is so generous want to donate.

He is quite sad for looking into his bowl, however he continued his dance. At the end of the day, quite good collection. Hahahaha!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

911 Emergency

People says that if we encounter any problems, we must call 911 for help. If you heard any cracking sound down the hall or notice smoke from your kitchen, normally we would call 911 for help. Immediately, your calls will be attended to.

It is vitally important to teach your childrens too on know how to call 911 for help just in case he or she needed it most. This smart four girl encountered a small problem while at school and she did the right thing asking for help. Hahahaha

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Stress in the office

What do you do if thing doesn't work out well for you in the office. Firstly, you got jammed for hours on the road when coming to office and you haven't taken your breakfast. This is the day which doesn't works for this poor chap. If you do not want your boss to spend you drink coffee, don't do this in the office. If not, hehehe...your boss treat you free "fried sotong" as well.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Useful tips at car parks

Are you scare of walking alone down to the car park? Although there are security guards around the shopping malls but nowadays as I can see it, most of the security guards are foreigners. (Myanmar or Bangladeshi). Can you rely on them for your safety? If you are not scare of robbers, rapist what about ghost?

Here are some useful tips for you.

1) Never park your car at a dimly lit parking space although there is a parking lot.

2) Always go in groups.

3) Lock your car immediately after entering your car. Hon if there is someone try to open your car doors. (Nowadays, there are peoples come near your car pretending to sell you watches!)

4) I'm sure you have a camera phone or a digital camera with you. Take a picture of the parking lot number which you have parked your car so that you know where to find it. I've heard many cases whereby people don't remember where they have parked their cars espeacially in KLCC, Mid Valley and One Utama. Oops remember NOT to park at Lot number F15. WHY?? See picture.

Did you see what I see? Click to enlarge

Parking lot number F15!!!!! Click to enlarge

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

What cha want to eat?

This is an old video but it is still good to have a small laugh once in a while. Maybe some of you have already seen or heard this before. Malaysian normally will go to their favorite mamak hot spot to have our daily teh tarik, roti canai, nasi goreng, mee goreng etc. In Malaysian way of life, people normally hang out with friends at the mamak shop to talk cock about many other things including watching English premier league football at the big screen. It usually opens 24 hours. When you often to your favorite mamak shop, surely you'll make friends with them. All mamak shops are Halal. They won't sell pork. One fine day, 2 friends decided to make fun to this poor mamak guy.

Mamak - Indian Muslim

Teh tarik - Tea

Roti canai - Bread

Nasi goreng - Fried rice

Mee goreng - Fried noodles

Halal - No pork

Monday, February 2, 2009

Cuci mata holiday

Yepeee!! Today is Monday 2nd of February and it is a public holiday for those who are living in Kuala Lumpur. Today is Federal Territory day (Hari Wilayah). Ahem! those who are lonesome and got no where to go, you have come to the right place. You are lucky that today I'm posting some camel toe pictures. These clams are really nice to admire! Hahahaha. Yesterday someone asked me about camel toe during coffee at the oldtown kopitiam. It wasn't the right appropriate time to explain to him at that point of time and I asked him to check out this blog. Kakakaka.

So now he know what is camel toe!