Tuesday, April 24, 2012

3 bananas a day keeps stroke away


Food Diary (April 24, 2012)
Breakfast: Rolled oats with sultanas, almonds and flax seeds
Lunch: Hummus and baguette, beans, flatbread
Dinner: Roasted potato, pumpkin and beans
Baking/sweets: rice pudding, raisin bread

My irregular posting will continue for a while. Hopefully soon I will start to use my camera to take photos of food, it is starting to get rusty.

Today's Favourite Photo
Source: Sparklette
Foie gras



Today’s Favourite Blog
Source: Daily Meal
This research finding sounds a little crazy. Eating three bananas cuts your risk of a stroke, scientists say. Having a banana each for breakfast, lunch and dinner would provide enough potassium to reduce the chances of suffering a blood clot on the brain by around 21 per cent.

In the UK the average daily potassium intake is around 1,600 milligrams, less than the recommended 3,500mg. The average banana contains around 500 milligrams of potassium.

Eating three bananas a day sounds fun but bananas also contain sugar so it’s a balancing act I guess.

23 comments:

  1. I'm going to have to ramp up my banana intake. I consider it a good day if I have just one! xx

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  2. It sounds a lot! Unless one eats only bananas (it reminds me some crazy teenage diets with only one fruit or vegetable all week... I have never tried one myself, but remember it was popular then).

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    1. It does sounds like a lot, and this is something I would not follow myself. I have never heard of that crazy diet, that sounds worse than the 3 banana diet!

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  3. hmmm, 3 bananas a day... will small ones count? :P

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  4. I think one could definitely get caught up in all of these research findings but it's hard to know which one to listen to (and they're often funded by the bodies that promote a certain item).

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    1. Definitely true. 3 cookies a day is something I could be inclined to believe

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  5. I use bananas for potassium but less to prevent strokes as to stop cramps in my legs. Magical fruit! :P

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  6. Wow that Foie gras plate is an eye candy

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  7. I try to eat one banana a day…high in potassium and so delicious! I don’t think I could do three!

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    1. You are almost there, should be good enough!

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  8. 3? I can barely eat 1. I would rather have them in something. Ohh- does banana bread count? I could eat three slices of that a day! LOL!

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  9. 3 bananas!!! oh my goodness - and I like bananas - but 3!!
    Mary x

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  10. 3 BIG bananas? Maybe it is good to eat that and skip lunch then. A good way to diet. Prevent stroke? mmm... Not so sure about that. LOL BTW, I came here to look for your Macaroons, I can't find the search button:(

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