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Saturday, June 13, 2009

♥♥♥ Wedding Countdown ♥♥♥

Well good Morning all my sweet friends. It is only "6" days til my oldest daughter's wedding and all hecticness has broken loose here... Families are arriving so they can enjoy the HOT... I mean beautiful weather here in Florida and spend some time with each other... and the Natives are getting restless... Today my youngest daughter and her family arrive... They will be staying with the bride to be and her family... 6 young kids in one house. YIKES !!!
Memaw will be staying in Tassie. Burst Laughing

Her wedding is going to be on the beach ( PLEASE let it not rain) and the reception is at the Clearwater Hilton on the Sand Deck. It is all tropical themed (with a lot of Jimmy Buffet influence) and should be very beautiful. Barefoot & casual dress is the attire of the day for this wedding. My DH just loved that idea... He was dreading the suit. I will be snapping many pictures for you to see.

After the wedding they will be going on a honeymoon to the Western Caribbean... DH & I get to stay home and watch those darling little twins... 3 year old boys... I will need a rest home by the time they get back... When they do get back we will be finally starting our long adventure. Leaving on the 1st of July and traveling for a year & a half. We are taking our youngest grand daughter with us for the first 6 weeks... We have a lot of great things planned to do with her and to share with you all... There are so many great places & things to see while we travel and I can't wait to share it all with you.... Love to you all

Until Later

Hugs And Kisses

Bride & Groom

Thursday, June 11, 2009

~~~ Going Bananas ~~~

Banana Research - VERY INTERESTING!

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.
Read on:

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
( in 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, the reby 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!"
PS: Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time!

I will add one here; want a quick shine on our shoes??
Take the INSIDE of the banana skin, and rub directly on the shoe...
polish with dry cloth.
Until Later
Hugs And Kisses


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