Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Start Your Day With A Banana!

Start Your Day With A Banana And A Cup Of Warm Water – This Is Why!
 
Plenty of people around the globe are going bananas over the Banana Diet – to such an extent that there are reports of there being a banana shortage in Japan!

But what makes it so – a-peeling – and how does it work?
Yes, we are talking about the fantastic breakfast option known as “Morning Banana” and its incredible benefits. There is nothing that can give competition to the morning banana diet in keeping those mid-morning cravings at bay. The yellow fruit– especially when it still has a touch of green – is one of the best sources of starch and healthy carbohydrates. It keeps you full for a longer period.


The morning banana diet is based on the premise that having a banana for breakfast, followed by a cup of warm water, helps you in your weight loss program – regardless of what you eat during the day time.


39 Amazing Benefits And Uses Of Banana For Skin, Hair And Health
Ripe, rich and delicious – bananas are one of most popular fruits that are easily available all year round. However, there are some weight watchers who will raise their eyebrows if they are asked to include it in their diet. They will soon know why this awesome fruit deserves to be loved and eaten.


Bananas are exceptionally healthy as they provide numerous health benefits. It is a versatile fruit that contains many nutrients including vitamins A, B, C and E along with minerals like potassium, zinc, iron and manganese. Just as eating a banana helps in keeping your body in good health and great shape, application of this fruit on your hair and skin will help you to keep them in great condition.
The local names of bananas in India are kela (Hindi), Arati Pandu (Telugu), Vazhai  Pazham (Tamil), BaleHannu (Kannada), Ethapazham (Malayalam), Kella / Kela (Punjabi), Kele / Kel (Marathi), Keda (Gujarati), Kollaa (Bengali).
Health Benefits of Banana:


Now let’s take a quick look at the banana health benefits:


1. Gives Instant Surge of Energy:
It does this by converting the natural sugars into instant energy and this is one of the reasons sportsmen consume it during intervals.  Bananas are an excellent breakfast for kids and adults as it provides required energy throughout the day. This probably the most popular health benefit of banana.


2. Helps Keep Blood Pressure Under Control:
Research indicates that potassium keeps blood pressure under control and improved consumption of calcium, potassium and magnesium can also help decrease high blood pressure. Bananas are rich in potassium, calcium magnesium, so it is a healthy option for keeping blood pressure in check.


3. Helps Lower Cholesterol:
It is said that Pectin which is a soluble fibre in banana helps to lower Cholesterol levels.  According to researchers, fibres that are water soluble such as pectin, psyllium, beta-glucan etc., lower the LDL Cholesterol without disturbing the HDL cholesterol.


4. Supports Renal Health:
Bananas being a rich source of potassium, if consumed regularly in moderation, promote renal health. The International Journal of Cancer states that Bananas being a rich source of antioxidant phenolic compounds, if consumed together with cabbage and root vegetables protect renal health.
















5. Improves Nerve Function and Enhances Brain Power:
Banana is a rich source of B vitamins and therefore perks up nerve function.  Potassium, in banana keeps the mental faculties vigilant and boosts learning abilities.


6. Decreases The Risk of Stroke:
Studies indicate that regular intake of bananas in daily diet helps reduce the occurrence of stroke and this is due to the high amount of potassium.


7. Reduces the Risk of Cancer:

Rich in antioxidants and dietary fibre, consumption of bananas reduce risk of various types of cancer, especially bowel cancer.

8. Helps Build Healthy Bones:
Probiotic bacteria present in bananas is said to have astonishing ability to absorb calcium in the body. Hence, consuming bananas help in building better bones.


9. Enhances Digestive Ability:
It is very rich in fructooligosaccharide which acts as a probiotic (friendly bacteria). It stimulates the growth and activity of probiotics in the colon and produces enzymes that enable absorption of nutrients thus enhancing the digestive ability and preventing unfriendly bacteria from harming the body.


















10. Helps Combat Stomach Ulcers:
Certain substances in bananas stimulate the cells which make up the stomach lining, this enables production of a thicker protective mucus barrier against stomach acids.  Also the substance known as protease inhibitors in banana, help getting rid of bacteria in the stomach that produces stomach ulcers, thus protecting against damage of stomach and ulcer.


11. Helps in Controlling Diarrhea:
Raw bananas are astringent in nature and are effective in treatment for diarrhoea.  They also regulate fluid balance.


12. Relieve from Constipation:
Pectin found in Bananas, help to alleviate constipation and improves bowel function.


13. Helps in Curing Piles:
Since bananas help regulate bowel movement they help cure piles.


14. Helps Regulating Anemia:
Bananas are good for Anaemic patients as they contain high levels of iron which help regulate the haemoglobin levels in the body.


15. Helps Alleviating Heartburn:
The antacid substance in banana gives immense relief from heartburn


16. Prevents Allergies:
The presence of benign amino acids in banana helps combat allergies.






17. Helps Withdrawing Smoking Urge:
Vitamins B6 and B12 along with magnesium and Potassium in Bananas helps recover from nicotine addiction


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It Must Be So HOT In That Swedish Airplane


I don’t know what’s in the water in Sweden, but I know what’s in the air – a bunch of sexy pilots who know their way around a joystick. There’s Maria, Maria, Malin, and Malin. 
We start with Maria Fagerström, a B737 pilot based on the Canary Islands.
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Meet Maria Pettersson, a Ryanair pilot who flies routes across Europe.
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Maria and Maria doing yoga together.
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Now for the Malins. The first Malin is a B737 Pilot. Enjoy her Instagram!
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Maria and Malin
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And finally, Malin Rydqvist, a pilot and model for flymeyoga.
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Successful People Go Through A Lot Of Failures On Their Way


Henry Ford
Net Worth: $199 Billion (Adjusted for inflation) Ford had a love for automobiles that started at a very young age. Before the “Ford Motor Company,” he started two automobiles companies that quickly failed. People complained that his vehicles were low quality at a high price.
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Steve Jobs
Net Worth: $10.2 Billion (At death) After starting Apple, the board fired Jobs. He then started NeXT, a computer and software company that was later acquired by Apple.
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Thomas Edison
Net Worth: $12 Million (At death) Before creating the light bulb, Edison was known to have 1,000s of failures under his belt.
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Arianna Huffington
Net Worth: $50 Million In her 20’s, Huffington wrote her second book that ended up being turned down by 36 different publishers. She then became the co-founder of The Huffington Post.
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Colonel Harland Sanders
Net Worth: $3.5 Million (At death) Sanders was a man trying to get rich quick and encountered multiple failures along the way. His wife even called him a failure and left him.
In 1952, Sanders created Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC). He ended up selling his state in the company in 1964.
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Walt Disney
Net Worth: $5 Billion Before creating the iconic characters loved by millions, Walt was fired from a newspaper for lacking creativity.
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George Steinbrenner
Net Worth: $1.4 Billion Steinbrenner owned a small basketball team called the Cleveland Pipers, that eventually went bankrupt. He went on to own the New York Yankee’s and has since become one of the most profitable teams in the MLB.
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Bill Gates
Net Worth: $78 Billion At age 17, Gates created Traf-O-Data with Paul Allen. Designed to read data from roadway traffic counters and create reports for traffic engineers. The two went on to start Microsoft a few years later.
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Very Popular Things That Have Been Designed Very Poorly

Touch screens in cars
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This doesn’t mean that all touch screens are bad. The problem is that in some newer cars, the touch screens control almost everything, including the air conditioning and radio. Why is that bad? Because the physical buttons were easy to use while keeping your eyes on the road. Putting everything on a touch screen can be dangerous and distracting.
The button on top of baseball caps
2Very Popular Things That Have Been Designed                     Very Poorly

It serves no purpose; it hurts when you bump your head; and it makes wearing headphones harder.
Sticker glue that is stronger than the sticker paper
3Very Popular Things That Have Been Designed                     Very Poorly

This is especially annoying when you buy someone a gift on the way to their house. Now you either have to leave the sticker on, hide the price with a marker, or risk ripping it off and leaving a sticky mess.
Lamps that have the switch on the cord instead of the base
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So whenever you try to turn the lamp on in the dark you have to fumble around with the cord.
Blinds that have a cord on each side
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Why would anyone ever want to only pull up one side of the blinds? Just have one cord that pulls the blinds up in their entirety so you don’t have to struggle with two cords at once.
Toothbrushes that you can’t put down
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Toothbrushes have become so advanced that some of them even have mini-computers embedded in the handle. But you want to put the toothbrush down on its back? Good luck.
No pockets on women's pants
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Or even worse…fake pockets.
The line left by the dustpan
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Apparently they fixed this problem by inventing something else…the vacuum cleaner.
Wine glasses
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Even though they hold expensive liquid that stains very easily, wine glasses were designed with an elevated center of gravity, a small base, and a very fragile mid-section. This make spills much more likely. How did nobody realize this beforehand?
Note: wine lovers will argue that the shape and size of the glass greatly influences taste. On the other hand, scientists will argue that everything influences taste…including perceptions about the glass shape. At least the glasses could be made out of a sturdier material.
Rectangular shopping baskets with the handle crossing the width
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This means that you either have to twist your arm or hold the basket away from your body. It would make much more sense to have the handle go length-wise. Then you could actually hold the basket normally.
Faucets that don’t extend far enough
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So then your hands end up touching the back of the sink and you have to bend your wrist weird ways to get all the soap off.
Motion sensors on hand sanitizer pumps
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This goes for soap dispensers too…you only touch the dispenser before actually sanitizing/scrubbing your hands. It would be better to put a motion sensor on the door so that you don’t have to touch the handle when you’re walking out of the bathroom. Or require all bathroom doors to open outwards.
Glass ketchup bottles
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Actually…glass anything. How are you supposed to squeeze out the last drops?
Location of the steering wheel in cars
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In the UK the driver’s seat is on the right. In the US it’s on the left. Neither is where it should be…in the middle. Having the driver’s seat in the middle would drastically decrease the likelihood of people having blindspots on the road.
Note: the McLaren F1 actually fixed this. You steer from the middle with one passenger on each side. The catch? It’s probably out of most of our price range.
Stove tops that don’t give exact temperatures
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Instead, they just have numbers. So…do you want to cook that broccoli on temperature 5 or temperature 6?
Note: changing the knobs to give degrees wouldn’t work for obvious reasons (how long the food has been on the stove, type of pan, etc), but a thermometer of some sort would be useful.
Stickers on fruits
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Even Tony Fadell (a lead designer at Apple) noted that these stickers unnecessarily added one step to the fruit-eating process. Why can’t the stickers go on the stem instead of the body?
Western toilets
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Human beings are actually designed to poop in a squatting position. This is why some experts suggest pooping with your feet on a stool.
Video controls that cover the captions
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You try to rewind the video so that you can re-read the subtitles…but the DVD/Youtube/etc controls cover all the words.
Un-select buttons on elevators
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Poor design examples include things that don’t exist, and this is a classic case. Unfortunately the vast majority of elevators lack this ability.
Tide pods
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To adults they look cool, but to kids they look like candy. And that is not healthy for the kids.
Nail clippers
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What’s wrong with nail clippers you ask? They send your nails flying everywhere.
Note: apparently there are some nail clippers that attempt to contain the mess, but they can be hard to clean.
The “spacebar” being right next to the “period” on some keyboards
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It.makes.typing.really.annoying
Micro USB ports
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They pop out all the time, and with just a little nudge on the wire, the port can break. USB-C tries to fix these issues, but unfortunately, it’s taking some time to catch on.
US bank notes all being the same size
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One of the most classic design flaw examples, this makes it impossible for blind people to differentiate them.
Note: many countries have different size bank notes, or even braille.
Toilet flushing handles
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You have to flush 99.99999% of mechanical toilets with your hand. Why can’t they all have foot pedals to flush?
Note: public toilets quite often have automatic flush sensors, but these activate quite easily…often while you’re still sitting!

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