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Cavendish bananas are the main commercial bana...

Cavendish bananas are the main commercial banana cultivars sold in the world market. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On December 20, 2013 I BLOGged on bananas. They are a great health food source. I found an interesting BLOG on facts about banana. With food so rich in nutrients and so important to our health, why aren’t every American eating them? Here is a summary of things bananas help you with:

  1. PMS
  2. Anemia
  3. Blood Pressure
  4. Brain Power
  5. Constipation
  6. Hangover
  7. Heartburn
  8. Morning Sickness
  9. Mosquito Bites
  10. Nerves
  11. Work Pressure
  12. Ulcers
  13. Temperature Control

Read the linked BLOG above to get more information an each of these areas. EAT YOUR BANANAS!

Beware of the Uninformed!

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English: Veggie Burger and Sweet Potato fries ...

English: Veggie Burger and Sweet Potato fries at Kays (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

WE went antique shopping in Pennsylvania yesterday and stopped at an italian restaurant for lunch. It looked like a nice place, outdoor seating a cool bar area and indoor area. The menu was a give away. Under cold sandwiches there was only one out of 10 without meat, mozzarella and tomato. Under hot there again was one out of 8, eggplant parmesan. I ordered the eggplant. What a mistake! It was heavily fried and dark in color. Oily in texture (so it wasn’t fried at correct temperatures). I can go into restaurants and bars in the middle of no where and find a Portobello mushroom sandwich in place of a hamburger or a veggie burger.

Some places just don’t get it. They cook the like short order chefs and not real chefs. There menus are uninspiring and mostly meat and fried foods. You couldn’t find a vegetable if you paid them (romaine lettuce doesn’t count). Why in Europe can I find great food even on the autostradas but here it is very hard? Let’s cut back on portion size, fried foods, meats and serve interesting well prepared foods. I would pay for that!

Vegie Burgers are Great!

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Veggie Burger @ Dog Haus

Veggie Burger @ Dog Haus (Photo credit: latca)

When I used to eat hamburgers, it really wasn’t the meat that made a great burger! It was what you put on it. Pickles, onions (or fried onions), tomato, lettuce, avocado, etc. The combination of flavors created a great sensation. With veggie burgers it’s the same. Build your burger your way and let those great flavors mesh. Many restaurants now offer a veggie burger replacement to meat on any of their burgers. You can get one loaded with what you love. Making your own veggie burger let’s you know exactly what’s in it. Made fresh with fresh ingredients tastes the best. Angie’s Grapevine is a BLOG that has a recipe for a veggie burger, try it!

Veggie Burger, Veggie Burgers Everywhere

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Veggie Burger @ My Burger Bar

Veggie Burger @ My Burger Bar (Photo credit: the_himay)

I love veggie burgers but they come in many many different ways. Most hamburger places now offer (in small print) any burger can be substituted for a turkey burger or veggie burger. Let’s face it, it’s not the meat that makes a great hamburger it’s the toppings! My favorite veggie burger is on a nice roll with avocado, tomato, lettuce, fried onions and sautéed mushrooms. It’s a messy burger but oh so good. I also like a Portobello burger dressed the same way. Take a nice Portobello cap, saute or grill it and dress it up.

What’s your favorite veggie burger? How do you like to dress it up?

Spicy Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Mayonnaise

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English: Chipotle veggie burgers. These were s...

English: Chipotle veggie burgers. These were stupidly good. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Skinny Taste dot com has a recipe for black bean burgers that looks great. I will be trying this one. My sister Kathy sent me this link for these tasty delights. I am always asked, “What do you eat?” There is an endless amount of good healthy food that is vegan. You may also like the Skinny Bitch site and books.

Are You Eating Enough Fruit & Vegetables a Day?

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Ask.com says we should be eating about 9 – 10 servings every day. How much is that? They suggest typical serving sizes as:
• one banana
• six strawberries
• one apple
• one peach
• one-half cup of orange or other fruit juice
• fifteen grapes
• five broccoli florets
• one Roma tomato
• half of a baked sweet potato
• one ear of corn
• four slices of an onion

Cancer Beware – Broccoli is on the Way!

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Studies show that broccoli may help in the pre...

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The Linus Pauling Institute at OSU (Oregon State University) confirms that a substance in broccoli, Sulforaphane, actually attacks cancer cells but not healthy cells.  Broccoli may just be a modern-day super hero. This is a great study that shows the power of plant-based foods on human health. This study talks about using Sulforaphane as a drug but cites
that because it’s in food naturally doesn’t mean it is safe to take! Why not just eat broccoli? It is safe and cheaper than drugs. Why does everything have to be a money-making drug?

More Studies on Power of Plant-Based Diet

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Studies show that broccoli may help in the pre...

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The Canadian Globe and Mail posted an article titled “Eat your Broccoli and Ward of Cancer” states:

  • Vitamin E-rich diet is key to Alzheimer’s protection
  • Magnesium-rich foods could reduce cancer risk
  • Arugula, red grape and toasted walnut salad
  • Eat lots of Broccoli, cauliflower, Green Tea and Soy

Once again we see the power of plant-based foods over our health. Eat more plant-based foods and raise the probability you will be healthier.