Monday, June 6, 2011

Ow! OUCH! Rats! Owwwwww!

I bought three bananas this morning. I am the only person in the United States who does not like bananas (except my three sons, they don't like them either). So there are four individuals in the U.S. who don't like bananas. However, several times in the past week or so, last night was certainly the worst, I woke with a cramp in the side of my lower leg. Not the shin..not the calf..the outside of my lower leg- knee to ankle. Man, that was some fancy hurtin'. I am going to first assume dietary reasons and get some probably much needed potassium via the hated banana. I don't want to mess with my electrolytes by taking a potassium tablet. So I will try bananas first. I must have gotten one that was perfection because it was sweet, firm and good tasting. That is like..a first! I have had two total bananas in my LIFETIME that I enjoyed and this was one of them. Usually no matter the skin color..yellow as can be, they taste "green" to me. Tasteless with a slight un-ripe taste to go with it. Hard instead of pleasantly firm.

Therein this ends my treatise on bananas.

15 comments:

  1. Make that five - Mom doesn't like nannas either.

    And tell Admiral that if mom got any busier she would need to duplicate herself. Is it bad when you go to work to relax?? MOL

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  2. I love bananas. I have a large one with my breakfast each morning. Get busy eating Twin, they definitely will keep your potassium up.
    Plus do you think it might be from your workout after being away from it for a little while??

    xoxox

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  3. Be sure you are also getting enough Calcium and Magnesium with the cramping.

    We LIKE bananas (the humans here, that is).

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  4. I fell lousy almost hopeless about comments on friends that yesterday I spent time to catching up on but not succeed.
    I love bananas just likes a monkey:-)
    I have at the golf course ..hope you start keep eating Sis,
    xoxox
    Sis

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  5. Now now now banana's are good for you. Eat your fruit like a good girl so you can get what your body needs lol. Do I sound like your mother lol. Hope they help your leg tho, really I do!

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  6. It okay with my comments in here...I goes to back to bed...430.
    you have a nice day,
    xoxox
    Sis.

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  7. Try those little tiny bananners. They taste kind of lemony and tropical and sweet!

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  8. Hope you don’t mind my hogging a chunk of your comments section but Frankie also suffers from severe leg cramps and I did a little research for her. She gets tired of bananas but there are lots of other sources for potassium.
    Because you lose potassium from your muscles during hard exercise or when you sweat, it is important to include potassium-rich foods in your diet. Low potassium levels can contribute to high blood pressure. A potato, banana or a glass of orange juice can naturally replace the potassium you lose in an hour or two of exercise. Sport drinks, to the contrary, are poor sources of potassium. The richest natural sources of potassium are fruits and vegetables. Prunes, oranges and other citrus fruits, tomatoes, raisins, kiwi, cantaloupe and apricots all contain significant amounts of potassium. Dried apricots are richer in potassium than fresh apricots.
    Potassium in Vegetables
    Besides fruit, vegetables are the best natural dietary sources of potassium. Artichokes, acorn squash, lima beans, spinach, peas, sweet potatoes, broccoli and winter squash are all good sources of potassium. Yogurt and milk, as well as nuts, red meat, chicken, fish, veggie burgers and other soy products also contain potassium. Because a healthy diet contains many sources of potassium, do not take potassium supplements without consulting your doctor.

    Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/372596-best-natural-source-of-iodine-and-potassium/#ixzz1OXJvyQYx

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  9. Our son-in-law also advises drinking lots of water. M gets those leg cramps too, so she understands where you are coming from. Fortunately, she loves bananas. Hope you can chase them away.

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  10. A beautiful soft color of the sunset?
    The leg cramps: Tonic water with a pinch salts for relief pained.
    We golfers used in our clubs...it works Sis.
    Maybe not the south American ladies LOL!
    hope this comments okay????
    xoxox
    Sis

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  11. I just thought oops!I was wrongly to says the south American? It should be South ron? Not South America? Whew!!
    xoxox Sis

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  12. I love bananas. Try to keep them around all the time but often get a little too much help keeping them. Hope it helps.

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  13. I don't mind bananas at all but I find I eat them far more abroad then I do here at home. Don't know how I missed this post. I think I was all caught up in the excitement of the severe weather last night and forget to check on new posts!

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  14. Carole what you have to do is banana planna. You don't by a bunch you buy the loose sing ones and buy them in various states of ripiosity. It's all a matter of timing. Bananas are also a near perfect food.

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  15. I enjoy bananas unless they're too ripe. Garry has really bad leg cramps, especially after he's been working extra hard. He's found that drinking lots of water helps. Sure hope your bananas help, as I know those things are absolutely no fun.

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