Let’s Go Bananas!


As we crunch seemingly “nutritious” fruits and vegetables, not realizing how we’re drinking poisonous chemicals along with them, our stomachs lurch with fear. Today, an apple a day, can take your life away. Innumerable efforts to buy fresh produce aren’t fruitful anymore.

The joke of slipping on a banana peel has been done to death. Let’s paraphrase: Slipping a banana down your throat can save you from death. Far-fetched? You’ll change your mind by the time you finish reading.

How many times have you cringed at the sight of an over-ripe banana? Here’s a fun fact- even smelling a banana can help you lose weight. Well, banging your head on a wall can help you lose calories too, but then it involves loads of pain and little gain.

For our fashion conscious friends exasperated by skin eruptions, acne, scars and the like, rubbing this useful fruit on the affected area regularly can work more wonders than any cream. Moreover, it doesn’t have any side-effects and is easy on the pocket.

Loaded with calcium and potassium, this humble berry regulates blood pressure and protects your heart. It contains a radioactive isotope of potassium which (fortunately) won’t lead to a nuclear disaster but will improve digestion. Gorging on this fruit improves vision, prevents cancer and strengthens bones. Smelling it triggers the release of serotonin, the hormone that alleviates depression.

Scientifically proven facts aside, a luscious banana split will make your being overflow with unadulterated joy even before you taste it. Bananas also make for a healthy and delicious snack. Just split a banana length-wise and drizzle honey, rock-salt and a few drops of lemon juice in the slit. Voila! You have a mouth-watering delicacy ready in a minute. Health and exercise freaks can seek refuge in its sweet creamy loveliness without any guilt because it has low sugar content and is very filling.

Uganda is said to be the largest consumer of bananas (banana republic, eh?) Even traditional Indian theories advocate the positive relation between this golden fruit and the digestive tract. If our worthy politicians consume this magical fruit, their constipated debate and loose words will certainly vanish from their famished vocabulary. Food for thought.

Most importantly, bananas carry lesser levels of toxic chemicals to put our initial fears to rest. To return to the aforementioned cliché, bananas, being the self-effacing fruits that they are, don’t mind being laughed at.

“To be honest, I think bananas are a pathetic fruit.”

-Andy Murray

Considering his string of losses against Federer and Djokovic, Andy needs to read this article.




Tript Kaur

Tript adores reading and cooking, desserts being her speciality. She likes to keep herself updated about political issues and has a predilection for regional literature. She also has a penchant for weird, wacky facts.
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