April 11, 2008

Nuts

I think I'm sick of bananas.

A few months ago, I started trying to eat one a day to prevent my legs from cramping up at night. (My dad said something about potassium being some kind of anti-leg-cramping wonder-mineral. Who knew?) (Probably lots of people who've gone to medical school. Or read books.) (It's enough with the parentheses already, huh?)

Anyway, it worked. I have been leg-cramp-free. But now it's like taking medicine. Just the sight of 'em is starting to creep me out.

I think I might have a good solution, though. My gorgeous wife makes a mean banana bread. Wonder if the potassium works still works if you eat bananas in loaf form. Your input is welcome.

9 comments:

"Highland Park" Attorney said...

Always have the same problem during football referee season and had the similar experience of TOO MANY BANANAS. To break up the cycle of daily bananas, I tried banana chips as a good afternoon snack. As to the bread, I believe that the science shows that it will work as long as its not banana nut bread. (Ummm, take that last advice with a serious grain of salt!!!!)

GlutenGirl said...

You can also take a couple of Tums before you go to bed - they have potassium and work as well.

Your escalator operator said...

Cooool! Thanks for the suggestions, both of which I like. As noted in an earlier blog entry, I do love Tums, and eating bananas in chip form does sound like a good break from the peel-and-mush version.
Everything is better in chip form -- chocolate, potato, carob, tortilla. Well, except for cow. Ha.

Your escalator operator said...

P.S. When I wrote that reply, I was, of course, eating a banana.

Anonymous said...

Bananas in any form is still potassium, genius. However, I think too many banana chips may upset your delicate stomach. So, let your gorgeous wife continue making yummy banana bread - and then move east so we can enjoy them too! xo, your favorite sister who still can't remember her blogger id.

"Highland Park" Attorney said...

I agree, go East young man, go east!!!!!!

Laura said...

I think you need to go on a banana bread diet and see what happens.

Your escalator operator said...

Yay, Laura's back!!

JBhumitra said...

you can also make smooothies, in the smoooothie maker! leg cramps are also often a source of unrecognized dehydration. make sure to drink 1-2 liters a day at the minimum!