Bananas are a rich source of potassium,vitamin C, manganese, B-6 and fiber. They are a natural antacid and can soothe heartburn and indigestion. Due to their high potassium content, bananas are a great post-workout snack as they will help to relieve muscle cramps.
Pineapples (ananas comosus) are classified as berries. They are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B-6, manganese and copper. They also contain a digestive enzyme, bromelain, that has anti-inflammatory properties.
Most research involving pineapples focuses on the digestive enzyme bromelain. Bromelain's properties include:
- Enhanced absorption of medications (namely amoxicillin)
- Anti-inflammatory action
- Inhibits/interfers with the growth of malignant cells and tumors
- Inhibits platelet aggregation (clumping/clotting of platelets)
|Original PEZ |
PEZ candy was developed over 70 years ago in Vienna as a peppermint candy and marketed as a cigarette substitute.
Presently, there are thousands of PEZ dispensers and a very healthy market for a few considered highly collectable.
The custom of throwing rice at weddings goes back to the time when people thought rice, a symbol of health and prosperity, would appease evil spirits so they would not bother the wedding couple.
Currently, it is discouraged to throw rice at weddings because it poorly digests in birds (who commonly eat the thrown rice) and in many cases has caused bird death.