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Old 07-05-2014, 01:09 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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Another ditto for "under-ripe" / "unripe" bananas. I have to eat them either right when they just turn yellow or there's still some green at the stem because when they get spotted and turn soft & very sugary-flavored the taste makes me gag.

I put them in the fridge when they turn just right for my taste because I buy them in bulk.

I have no idea how many bananas I eat daily, but I'd guess at least 10.

Eating two or more at a time gives me energy when I need a speed-me-up to do things, but I've wondered if besides the carbs if the potassium has something to do with it because they speed up my heart rate and sometimes make me feel like I'm on speed.

I drink plenty of water to help flush out any excess vitamins & minerals and keep hydrated, it could be why I don't OD on potassium from bananas (and the other potassium-rich foods I eat daily).
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Old 07-05-2014, 04:36 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I would think 10 a day would not be healthy especially if you notice your heart rate increasing. Have you discussed this with your physician?
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Bananas with peanut butter, mmmmm
Bananas sliced and fried in butter, mmmmm
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Old 07-05-2014, 11:22 AM
 
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Bananas with peanut butter, mmmmm
Bananas sliced and fried in butter, mmmmm
Add some brown sugar while frying in the butter , put over vanilla ice cream, shake on a little cinnamon and enjoy !!
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Old 07-05-2014, 03:02 PM
 
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Love my apple bananas; so schweet!
What's an apple banana?
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Old 07-05-2014, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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What's an apple banana?
Good idea to look at the entire thread before asking questions. It was covered in this link already posted earlier in the thread. But I'll link it here for you now.

the accidental scientist: Going Bananas in Hawaii
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:34 PM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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Interesting fact about bananas: they're slightly radioactive, because of containing a small amount of a radioactive isotope of potassium.

Sometimes shipments of bananas on ships have been stopped and searched because they would trigger off the radiation detectors meant to find hidden nukes.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Interesting fact about bananas: they're slightly radioactive, because of containing a small amount of a radioactive isotope of potassium.

Sometimes shipments of bananas on ships have been stopped and searched because they would trigger off the radiation detectors meant to find hidden nukes.
Yes, naturally-occuring potassium on Earth all has a certain percentage of the slightly radioactive isotope. Therefore all vegetables do, too. I hadn't heard about the radiation detectors, though.

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Old 07-07-2014, 01:55 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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I would think 10 a day would not be healthy especially if you notice your heart rate increasing. Have you discussed this with your physician?
I think it's okay as long as I drink enough water and as long as my kidneys are healthy.

I don't think the physicians at the local hospital I go to would know enough about nutrition to say one way or the other. Beside that, after my last experiences at the local hospital, I decided from then on to only go to see a doctor if I have something seriously wrong with me.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:06 AM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
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Interesting fact about bananas: they're slightly radioactive, because of containing a small amount of a radioactive isotope of potassium.

Sometimes shipments of bananas on ships have been stopped and searched because they would trigger off the radiation detectors meant to find hidden nukes.
The radiation is evidently very low. I tried to detect any radiation in bananas using a nuclear ratemeter/geiger counter with a sensitive pancake probe (Russian SI-8B probe which is good for detecting beta & gamma) but didn't get any readings above the background radiation. I think only a scintillator spectrometer can detect the small amount of potassium isotope in potassium-rich foods.
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