“Eat More Fruit & Veg 4”

This is a continuation of the fruit and veg theme (click on the “EMFV” in the TAG CLOUD for the other posts).

When it comes to healthy eating, bananas are a no brainer.  Full of potassium, therefore good for blood pressure.  Presumably that means lowering it not increasing it.  Got to be careful though, a large banana contains seven teaspoons of sugar.  Oops!

My childhood view of bananas was they made great doorstop bread and butter sandwiches, liberally sprinkled with added sugar.   Strange that you don’t find them in trendy sandwich shops like Pret a Manger or Upper Crust nor in the Sealed Box, Cost-a-lot, sandwiches of M & S.

Still, these must now be just childhood memories.   Bread, butter and most of all, sugar and all fruit-non-gratis.  Banana sandwiches have had all the fun taken out in pursuit of the serious business of healthy eating.

However, bananas are the most convenient of convenience foods, they come in their own wrapper and fit easily into a pocket or a handbag.    The problem only comes when you eat the banana.    What do you do with the skin?    You can never find a bin when you want one and you can’t put it back in your handbag or pocket.    If you drop it on the pavement you will be liable for a fine from the litter police patrols.


Or worse still, if someone slips on your cast off banana skin, you could be caught up in a no-win, no-fee personal injury claim that could run into millions of pounds.

So be extra careful.    Your healthy eating regime could be expensive.

 There is many a slip between banana and lip 🙂

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1 Response to “Eat More Fruit & Veg 4”

  1. As a youngster I ate fried banana at breakfast. I enjoy a banana, and from my mothers apron I believe they may make one constipated. Not a problem with this blogger who is full of wind and ready to assail any blogger who may suggest that fibre/fruit and veg are good for one. I believe a little red meat is occassionally required to give one a stiffer backbone in life, and less of an airey fairy way of blogging: However I do enjoy the jousting with the banter, and must admit I am full of wind, and an occassional banana and a few minutes of thoughtfullness, peace and quiet would do me no harm.

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