Review Wednesday: Brawny Produce Protector Reusable Bags

At some point at the grocery store I had noticed green bags for sale, which claimed they could keep produce fresher longer.

My grandpa and I even discussed these. He mentioned he had tried them and they worked. But he didn’t know why.

So I decided to experiment with them myself using Brawny’s Produce Protector Reusable Bags.

I used two fresh slightly green bananas that looked pretty much the same. One went into the green produce bag the other sat in the fruit bowl. (Top left photo)

After four days (top right photo) I compared the bananas. The bottom banana had a few spots.

After a week I compared the two bananas (bottom left photo). The bottom banana, the one that stayed in the fruit bowl, had many more spots than the top. The top hardly had any spots.

After two weeks (bottom right photo) the bananas were both gross but were very different looking. The bottom banana was almost completely black. The top one looks OK. But I didn’t want to eat either one of them.

These Brawny Produce Protector Reusable Bags worked. I think a week is the max they should be utilized … for bananas anyway. I haven’t … Continue reading

Review Wednesday: The Boy Who Didn’t Like Bananas

My dad and brother collaborated and self-published a children’s book, The Boy Who Didn’t Like Bananas.

Michael, my dad, wrote and John, brother, illustrated.

Bananas are nutritionally good for your body.

And reading is nutritionally good for your brain.

Bananas “are delicious. Not to mention that they’re very nutritious.”

medium-sized banana has about 100 calories, 3 grams of fiber and not even 1 gram of protein.

According to the Chiquita Banana website under health and nutrition some nutrition facts provided are:

  • Safe and pure enough for baby’s first solid food, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
  • Bananas are a terrific, heart-healthy food when included in a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
  • Naturally fat-, cholesterol- and sodium-free.
  • A good source of potassium, dietary fiber, manganese and vitamins B6 & C.

There is also a yoga pose called Banana (Bananasana), which according to the Yin Yoga website is a delicious way to stretch the whole side of the body and stretches the oblique stomach muscles and the side intercostal muscles between the ribs, among some other benefits.

The book has a nice message. I feel that bullying is addressed in a light way. We are reminded that we all … Continue reading

I’ve gone bananas

Today’s post is all about bananas.

Bananas have been an integral part of my life lately. For some reason I have been eating a lot of bananas–mostly with my breakfast.

I usually have this bad habit of buying bananas and never eating them and then they go bad and I have to throw them away. (Or actually throwing them in the compost.)

In Sunday’s Vinyasa class the past two Sundays we have done a pose called Banana, which I had never heard of until last week or had done it before last week either.

The Sunday Vinyasa class I attend regularly is a heated class with lots of flows to get us heated up and sweaty. Before savasana we usually do one Yin Yoga pose. Today we did Banana. It’s a great stretch and a rather comfy position to be in.

Here are a few facts about bananas, the fruit: A medium-sized banana has about 100 calories, 3 grams of fiber and not even 1 gram of fat. According to About.com, bananas have 422 mg of potassium. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, potassium is a very important mineral for the proper function of … Continue reading