Did Your Banana Go Bad?

Do you ever wonder when is the best time to eat your banana to get all of the nutrients?  Is it when the banana is still a little green?  What about when it starts to get brown spots?  How do you know when the banana is at its peak?  It may surprise you but the more brown spots it has the more nutrients it has.  When it comes to bananas the ripening process really activates a lot of the nutrients that are not present when it has some green or pure yellow.

Recently I have wanted to Lose Weight and have been making smoothies for my lunch instead of having a heavier meal.  Bananas are a staple when I make my smoothies and it’s nice to know that just because they get brown doesn’t mean they are not good.  Bananas are wonderful because they are full of potassium.  The body needs potassium to help protect and strengthen the heart.  It helps to cut down blood pressure and it also helps to counter sodium in the body.  Potassium can also help to prevent muscle cramps. 

The next time you see your bananas turning brown, don’t throw them in the trash, throw them in a smoothie!  You can even use them to make banana bread or add them into a pudding!

Vitamin B Deficiency And Migraines

Recently I came across an article that stated vitamin deficiency can be a trigger for headaches.  Those who have vitamin deficiencies tend to have higher chances of getting headaches and migraines than those who were not deficient.  The article specifically spoke about vitamin B and when there is a lack of it in the body there is a greater chance to suffer from headaches.  There was a test done on 52 people who got migraines regularly, those who were given vitamin supplements noticed a reduction in their migraines.  Those who did not receive the supplements saw no change in their frequency of migraines.

There are many foods you can eat which are rich in vitamin B and can help to reduce migraines.  The best part about this list is there are so many different ways you can cook and eat these foods; broccoli, spinach, asparagus, peanuts, chicken, liver, potatoes, milk, fish, rice, fresh and dried fruit.  Remember taking supplements and eating healthy are a great way to help reduce the chances of headaches and migraines but it may not be a solution to getting rid of them permanently.  Many people I have come across take medications for migraines but would prefer to find more natural methods to alleviating them. 

Acupuncture can be helpful in reduction of headaches and migraines.   Please remember it may take many sessions of acupuncture before you see any results, so don’t be surprised if you do not see any results after just one or two sessions.  Talk to your acupuncturist if you have any questions regarding treatment.  Chiropractic has also been proven to help with reduction and relief of headaches and migraines.  Chiropractic care can help correct the underlying cause of headaches and migraines and can restore normal neck curvature and nerve functioning.  Many San Diego Chiropractors have seen great results in patients who suffer from migraines who get adjusted on a regular basis.  If you have questions regarding joint pain talk to your local San Diego Chiropractor, acupuncturist or physical therapist.  Remember when it comes to natural healing and remedies nothing will happen overnight but with consistency and hard work you can live a pain free life.