Posts Tagged ‘Bananas’

International Banana Museum

February 18, 2013

The International Banana Museum is located in Mecca, California. 17,000 banana-related items are on view, and banana flavored treats and banana-related gifts may be purchased.

International Banana Museum
98775 Hwy 111
North Shore, California 92254

Friday through Monday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Fred Garbutt, proprietor.

Directions: Nine miles south of Mecca, on the southbound side of Hwy 111. Look for the old-style Skip’s Liquor sign; the museum is in the building next to it.

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Energy Drinks? Have a Banana.

July 14, 2012

Energy Drinks? Have a Banana.
The original study comparing energy drinks and bananas is here, but Kathy Orlinsky sumarizes it concisely:

“Of the 103 metabolites that were tested for, only one differed between the banana group and the energy drink group: banana eaters had much higher levels of dopamine. Those levels continued to rise even an hour after exercising. It seems that not only was the banana just as good at replenishing athletes during intense exercise, but it made them feel better too.”

“Ditch the energy drinks and eat a banana,” Kathy Orlinsky, The Stochastic Scientist

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