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After reading this, you’ll never look at a banana in the same way again

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 school ( 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 foodlike 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-chroniclercases. 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.
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!’

Read More: http://worldobserveronline.com/2014/01/26/reading-youll-never-look-banana-way/

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Blue Eyed Leopard.  Isn't this a stunning picture.   It is almost hypnotizing to stare at it.   I wasn't able to find the photographers name from a Google image search but if anyone knows it I will update.
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Reflexology and Acupuncture: front side of the body

Body #meridians creates #acupuncture points that are like small #vortexes of energy flow can tell us more about hidden physical problems.... old masters used to see it by inner sight like differently colored blinking spots... this is how this body map was created

1. Thyroid disorders. This area indicates a circulatory disorder of the thyroid gland.
2. Stomach. The projection is on the sternocleidomastoid muscle on the left side of the neck. Manifested in some pain or increased compression of sternocleidomastoid muscle.
3. The bulb of the duodenum.  Areas of sternocleidomastoid muscle from the left side of collarbone. Manifested as pain in periosteum and muscle soreness.
4. Angina pectoris. This is an area in the middle of the sternum. While palpating, manifested in form of periosteum sensitivity.
5. The pancreas. Located in the left supraclavicular region, close to the neck. Manifested in muscle soreness and muscle sealing/compression. While kneading can often be extended in the area of his left hand, heart, lung apex, the throat.

Full chart description at: http://www.globalhealthlab.com/blogs/news/9713396-reflexology-from-ghl-front-side-of-the-body

#reflexology   #meridian #acupuncture #health #healthyliving #lifehacking #qi #energyflow #knowyourbody #chi #energy #bodymap  
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Terraforming of Mars
Here is another image by: Daein Ballard
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I'd settle for a trip to Mars ..
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拯救北極熊,衷心感謝你!
Save polar bears , heartfelt gratitude !

Polar bears , is also called arctic bear in the arctic grows , it is the largest predator on land , in its existent space , it is the topmost food chain. It has thick fat and hair to stay warm , its thick fat and hair to stay warm ,its white appearance on white snow is good protective coloration , and it can on land and sea , so it can catch food in the arctic this extremely harsh climate survive .
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I think its so cute natural to see a little penguin out of his habit I must be pretty cold there
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Jajajajajajajajajajajaja que loro mas lambucio
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MAKAHIYA PLANT a.k.a Touch Me Not :-)
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Tropismos, genial!
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Bioluminescent dinoflagellates illuminate when stimulated by mechanical disturbance
At night, water can have an appearance of sparkling light due to the bioluminescence of dinoflagellates.[58][59]  More than 18 genera of dinoflagellates are bioluminescent,[60] and the majority of them emit a blue-green light.[61]
These species contain scintillons, individual cytoplasmic bodies (ca. 0.5 µm in diameter) distributed mainly in the cortical region of the cell, outpockets of the main cell vacuole. They contain dinoflagellate luciferase, the main enzyme involved in dinoflagellate bioluminescence, and luciferin, a chlorophyll-derived tetrapyrrole ring that acts as the substrate to the light-producing reaction. The luminescence occurs as a brief (0.1 sec) blue flash (max 476 nm) when stimulated, usually by mechanical disturbance. Therefore, when mechanically stimulated—by boat, swimming or waves, for example—a blue sparkling light can be seen emanating from the sea surface.[62]
Dinoflagellate bioluminescence is controlled by circadian rhythms and only occurs at night (e.g.,[63]). Luminescent and nonluminescent strains can occur in the same species. The number of scintillans is higher during night than during day, and breaks down during the end of the night, at the time of maximal bioluminescense.[64]
The luciferin-luciferase reaction responsible for the bioluminescence is pH sensitive.[62] When the pH drops, luciferase changes its shape, allowing luciferin, more specifically tetrapyrrole, to bind.[62] Dinoflagellates can use bioluminescence as a defense mechanism. They can startle their predators by their flashing light or they can ward off potential predators by an indirect effect such as the burglar alarm. The bioluminescence attracts attention to the dinoflagellate, and hence to the predator which this makes more vulnerable to predation from higher trophic levels.[62]
Bioluminescent dinoflagellate ecosystem bays are among the rarest and most fragile,[65] with the most famous ones being the Bioluminescent Bay in La Parguera, Lajas, Puerto Rico and Mosquito Bay in Vieques, Puerto Rico, Las cabezas de San Juan Reserva Natural Fajardo, Puerto Rico. There is a bioluminescent lagoon near Montego Bay, Jamaica.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinoflagellate
Gif made from Red Tide - Bioluminescent San Diego, 2011
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A Circumhorizontal Arc is an optical phenomenon - an ice-halo formed by plate-shaped ice crystals in high leve lcirrus clouds. Other currently accepted names for the phenomenon are circumhorizon arc or lower symmetric 46° plate arc.[1]
The misleading term "fire rainbow" is sometimes used to describe these phenomena, although they are neitherrainbows, nor related in any way to fire. The name comes from its appearance as a rainbow taking the shape of flames in the sky.[2][3]
The complete halo is a huge, multi-coloured band running parallel to the horizon with its centre beneath the sun. The distance below the sun is twice as far as the common 22-degree halo. Red is the uppermost colour. Often, when the halo-forming cloud is small or patchy, only fragments of the arc are seen.
How often a circumhorizontal arc is seen, depends on the location and the latitude of the observer. In the United States it is a relatively common halo seen several times each summer in any one place. In contrast, it is rare phenomenon in northern Europe for several reasons.
Formation of the halo requires that the sun be very high in the sky, at an elevation of 58° or greater, and that a cirrus cloud or haze be present and contain plate-shaped ice crystals. The sun's altitude determines the visibility of the halo; it is impossible to see at locations north of 55°N or south of 55°S (although a lunar circumhorizon arc might be visible at other latitudes). At other latitudes the phenomenon is visible, for a greater or lesser time, around the summer solstice. Slots of visibility for different latitudes and locations may be looked up here. For example, in London, England the sun is only high enough for 140 hours between mid-May and late July. Contrast that with Los Angeles, with the sun higher than 58 degrees for 670 hours between late March and late September.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumhorizontal_arc
Gif made from "Fire Rainbow" (extremely RARE) surrounded by Angels, Supernatural Message of Cosmic Love
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What is a pariah dog? - Dogs have been by our side for more than 10,000 years. Here are 9 ancient and wild breeds still with us.

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Our Husky has the same colors.
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