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Here are a few interesting facts about Bananas.

Bananas contain three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A Banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.

Research has proven that just two Bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minutes workout. No wonder the Banana is the number one fruit amongst the world’s leading athletes.

But energy isn’t the only way a Banana can help us stay fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.

Depression – According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating a Banana. This is because Bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to relax you, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.

Premenstrual Syndrome – Bananas contain vitamin B6 that regulates the blood glucose levels, which in turn helps in maintaining your mood.

Anemia – High in iron, Bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in the blood, thus helps in cases of anemia.

Blood Pressure – This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure, so much so that the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the Banana industry to make official claims for the fruit’s ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.

Brain Power – 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school (England) were helped through their exams by eating Bananas at breakfast and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.

Constipation – High in fiber, including Bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.

Hangovers – One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a Banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The Banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey it builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.

Heartburn – Bananas have a natural antacid effect on the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a Banana for soothing relief.

Morning Sickness – Snacking on Bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.

Insect Bites – Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a Banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.

Nerves – Bananas are high in vitamin B that calms the nervous system..

Overweight and at work – Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours.

Ulcers – The Banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chroniclercases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.

Temperature Control – Bananas are seen as a ‘cooling’ fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, for example, pregnant women eat Bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.

So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many illnesses. When you compare it to an Apple, it has FOUR TIMES the protein, TWICE the carbohydrate, THREE TIMES the phosphorus, FIVE TIMES the vitamin A and iron, and TWICE the other vitamins and minerals.. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around So may be its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say, ‘A BANANA a day keeps the doctor away!’

Bananas must be the reason monkeys are so happy all the time πŸ˜›
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My Journey At Talent Selexion

Talent Selexion (TS) is the place where I work. I’ve completed a year today at Talent Selexion so thought of sharing my experience with you guys. πŸ™‚

I still remember my 1st day at TS I felt like I’ve come to a different planet altogether and people around are aliens πŸ˜›

Being from a carefree environment I had suddenly gone to a place having rules, regulations, procedures, systems and God knows what all. When Jesson Sir (my boss) was explaining how they function my head was spinning and I just wanted to get out of that place. I’d thought I’ll never go back but since I have a tendency of not giving up easily I again went to work the 2nd day. Hmmmm 2nd day I tried getting myself into that system. A week passed, yet I was unable to adapt to the rules and system πŸ™‚

Jesson Sir was like a monster, one small mistake and he used to give a full long lecture on rules, regulations, procedures and systems. I just hated him for that. I started calling him GABBAR πŸ™‚ (Jesson Sir, if you are reading this, sorry πŸ™‚ ).

A month passed I still didn’t like TS. Somewhere I knew the problem was not in TS, the actual problem was that I was too attached to my previous organisation. I just didn’t want to accept the fact that now I am a part of TS. I hated everything in TS. I started making mistakes on purpose to irritate Jesson Sir but I always found him extra patient with me.

I was so frustrated that I wanted Jesson Sir himself to throw me out of the organisation. Once I lied and got caught. I felt bad about it and was even a little scared but at the back of my head I thought at least now Jesson Sir will ask me to leave the organisation. It was as if Jesson Sir had made up his mind that no matter what he will not ask me to leave so he just shouted at me and told me don’t repeat it again. However I decided I will resign and I did. May be this was a shock for him but surprisingly he called me and spoke to me politely. He tried to understand what was bothering me, stopped me from leaving.

That day I realised what a big idiot I was. I realised how nice Jesson Sir was. I really started respecting him after that. He made me feel that my presence was important. Then I decided to stay in the organisation. I put my heart and soul in everything that I did and learnt a lot more than I knew. And of course I even adapted to the rules and systems πŸ™‚

Now that I was fine with TS I even got along well with my colleague. We had our own little fights and arguments but never had any grudges held against each other. No matter what happened we had a mutual understanding and worked together. A new colleague joined us and she was a real chatter box. I never mix up with anyone that easily but she got friendly with me herself πŸ˜› It was fun now because earlier it was only me alone who called Sir Gabbar now even my colleagues supported me. Jesson Sir was no longer a monster for me. Neither his shooting hurt me. In fact each time he shouted at any of us we used to laugh it out by saying “Gabbar ne aaj meri class li” πŸ™‚ Everything was perfect we worked, we cracked jokes and laughed. We even used to party at times. Unfortunately due to some misunderstanding one of my colleague had to leave. After some days the other colleague also left. Everything changed in a blink of eye.

After my colleagues left I had a feeling that something bad is gonna happen but I paid least attention to my fears because I thought TS needed me so I kept working. New colleagues joined and somewhere my fears came true. This new person entered and ruined everything. Due to her I even had arguments with Sir. Once again I felt like leaving TS. This time it was my Mommy who told me don’t leave your job because of someone else. I stayed back but during that period unknowingly my colleagues had triggered an incident that I had left behind. All over again the past started playing on my mind. I was so disturbed that was unable to concentrate on my work. I didn’t perform well that time still Jesson Sir was patient and gave me time to over come things. Luckily I went on a short Christmas vacation that time. In the company of friends and family my self confidence was back. I was all set to go back and work at TS. When I went back due to some reason even these colleagues left. To be frank this didn’t affect me at all because they had just spoilt the environment with office politics. However Jesson Sir was upset that again people left. Now I hope whoever new comes in TS may they come with good intentions.

In spite of all finally I completed a year at TS. It’s surprising how I completed a year at a place where I thought I won’t survive even a month. πŸ™‚ TS taught me many things. It mae me more organised. Now I follow the system. I am not that perfect because unintentionally I still make silly mistakes and Jesson Sir patiently corrects them. TS even taught me about two faced people.

Recently there was a Rickshaw strike and I was unable to go to office. Jesson Sir picked me up from home and even dropped me back in the evening. This was really a great gesture because no boss would do so much for an employee

I must say Jesson Sir is the world’s best boss. At times I have told him stuffs that I shouldn’t dare saying as an employee but he has handled it with maturity. He never shouted at me that I am your boss how dare you say this, instead he sits with me and politely clears all my doubts. Not only as a boss but as a human he is a very kind and just person. After my family, I trust and respect him a lot.

Don’t know what’s in-store in the future but I hope I share a good relation at TS. Even if I have to leave TS shall leave on a good note πŸ™‚