Banana bread first started to become popular back in the 1930’s, during the Great Depression. Some speculate that resourceful housewives created the recipe as a way of not wasting over-ripe bananas. In fact, the more ripe the bananas, the better the taste of the banana bread. Consequently, we now have a very delicious creation! Traditionally known as “quick bread,” it is actually more like a cake, both in texture and flavor. It’s great for breakfast, and is sweet enough to substitute as dessert! A most versatile bread, indeed! It’s no wonder they created a National Day to celebrate it!
The potential health benefits of yoga include:
- Stress reduction. A number of studies have shown that yoga may help reduce stress and anxiety and enhance your mood and overall sense of well-being. It also might help you manage moods and that anxious feeling that you get when dealing with difficult situations.
- Improved fitness. Practicing yoga may lead to better balance, flexibility, range of motion and strength.
- Help chronic conditions. Yoga has been shown to help reduce risk factors for chronic diseases, such as heart disease and high blood pressure, as well as help manage low back pain, neck pain and menopause symptoms. Many have reported improvement with symptoms of things like: pain, asthma, arthritis and insomnia (and more).