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Yellow fruits such as lemons and bananas carry enormous proven health benefits.
Here are some perky snippets……..
Lemons have strong antibacterial, antiviral and immune-boosting powers have earned them a deserved reputation as a super-fruit. Drinking the juice of a squeezed lemon in a glass of warm water on a daily basis is highly successful as a weight loss measure as the juice (containing citric acid, calcium and magnesium amongst others) acts as a liver cleanser and digestive aid thereby boosting the gut. Lemon juice can also be used on canker sores and acne and to treat and insect bites and stings. Essential lemon oil can help varicose veins when massaged into the area.
Bananas are equally as beneficial – consisting mostly of sugars and fiber they are ideal as an immediate and prolonged source of energy. The fibre contained in bananas helps with bowel function and constipation. The Tryptophan contained in them is a mood enhancer and can curb depression, whilst the high iron content gets the hemoglobin functioning correctly (especially during pregnancy). Bananas also protect kidneys and studies have shown that eating bananas four to six times a week halved their risk of developing the disease in comparison to those who did not eat the fruit. Blood pressure is lowered due to the high levels of potassium and low levels of sodium.
Spongebob Squarepants is undisputedly the most optimistic, cheerful cartoon character ever invented. His innocence, naivety and contagious laugh have ensured that I have not missed a single episode. His song, FUN, should be made a national anthem and the album (he has an entire album) was one of my Christmas favourites this year.
Yellow roses are always associated with joy and friendship – due to the bright, warm and happy feelings associated with friends and happy occasions such as a congratulatory bouquet.
|The Crowning Glory – a zesty hat given to me by a great friend on a day before the sunshine came.|
In some cultures, Yellow is worn as a sign of hope – such as the yellow ribbons worn by women during the war as they waited valiantly for their menfolk to return. Yellow ribbons are still used today to welcome home loved ones. A particularly poignant example here was the park near abducted Madeleine McCann’s home in England – the trees and railings were all awash with hopeful yellow ribbons – thousands of individual ribbons tied with a wish that the tiny girl would be returned safely to her home.
However, Yellow has an underbelly in some cultures where it is the colour associated with cowardice and deceit. Also, due to its high visibility, yellow is often used for hazard signs and therefore becomes associated with possible danger, especially with high voltage areas etc. In Egypt, yellow is the colour used for mourning although in India it represents peace and in Japan, courage.