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Mellow Yellow

Hoping everyone is having a Mellow Yellow Day!
For today’s Mellow Yellow post, I bring you an excellent article on Bananas.

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Remember! a banana day is surely enough to keep the doctor away…xxx
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Bananas are NOT just for Monkeys!
Posted in Food, Random Bits by Cheeni

I had boycotted bananas for a long time before I began training. On the strict orders of my instructor I started having a banana between lunch and training. Frankly speaking, I love them now owing to their numerous health benefits and NO! I am not even a monkey. Not yet…

Here is quick look at how beneficial bananas are for the human body and otherwise:

Source of Fibre

A single banana has about 3 grams of fibre. Dietary fibre helps in feeling fuller longer and also keep digestive processes running efficiently.

Satisfy your sweet tooth

An average banana has 110 calories and can fulfill your sweet tooth cravings without ruining your diet and training.


As per a research by Colorado State University, potassium is essential for a smooth nerve and muscle function. It also facilitates the balance of fluids in the body along with preventing painful cramps after rigorous exercise.

An average banana has approximately 400 mg potassium packed in it!

Fat & Cholesterol

Bananas are completely free from any fat and cholesterol and are a great natural and healthy diet!


Mashed bananas are one of the most widely used baby foods especially when they are introduced to solid foods. They are easy to digest and a source of important nutrients when suffering from indigestion or a virus without straining the stomach too much.


Manganese aids in bone health and speedy metabolism. Bananas are a great source of manganese, as one medium banana provides about 3 mg. Adults on average need 1.8 and 2.3 mg of manganese daily.


Carbs are instant energy. Eating a bananas before or after a workout is the best way to feel energized!

Vitamin C & Vitamin B-6

An average banana has 10 mg of vitamin C which boosts immune system, cell health and improves and facilitates the absorption of other nutrients.

Our body needs vitamin B-6 to grow new cells. An average banana supplies 35% of daily B-6 requirement

Overcomes Depression & helps in reducing PMS symptoms

Bananas help combat depression due high levels of tryptophan, which is converted into serotonin ( the happy-mood brain neurotransmitter).

Moreover, it not only lifts your mood but also reduce PMS symptoms, as it regulates blood sugar and produces stress-relieving relaxation. You listening ladies? 🙂

Other benefits
•Banana skin relieves against itching as a result of insect bites.
•Bananas aid in lowering body temperature and can be eaten when running a fever or just to cool down on a hot day! 😉
•It helps in quitting smoking as it contains high levels of potassium and magnesium which helps in quitting.
•Helps in removing a wart by putting the inside of a banana peel on the wart and tapping it.
•Rubbing the inside of banana peel on leather shoes and handbags makes them shine instantly!

Bananas can be eaten and used in multiple forms! A banana on its own, mixed in a fruit salad, as an ingredient in muffins (when you are not watching your calories as such), frozen yogurt, smoothies and the list is never ending!!! 🙂

They makes a great, healthy and a nutritious snack. Apart from this, from alleviating the mood to making your handbags/shoes shine! Bananas are awesome! And oh! who doesn’t like witnessing banana peel falls? 😛 Its been a while since I have been a spectator to one..

That’s it folks! Hope you are now looking at bananas in a different light!

Remember! a banana day is surely enough to keep the doctor away…xxx

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Ruby Red

Hope everyone is having a Ruby Red Day!

I’m not going to bore you today with things you probably already know about Red Wine. I’m just going to share some pictures and a song.

Just thinking about Red Wine makes me want a glass! According to, a small glass of red wine might keep adult diabetes under control. That’s an excuse I can use and benefit from it too!
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This is just too cute!
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Mellow Yellows

Hope everyone is having a Mellow Yellow Day! Today’s theme is going to be yellow cats. Yellow cats range in color from a dilute yellow to bright orange, (or almost red). These cats are sometimes called ‘Yellow Tabby Cats’, ‘Ginger’, ‘Marmalade’, and/or ‘Red Cats’.
Some interesting facts I found on the genes of cats:
The gene that causes the orange colour is unsurprisingly the sex linked “orange” (or sometimes called red) O gene. This gene is found on the X chromosome which means its inheritance is more complicated as males have one X chromosome and females have two. Therefore males have one O or o (recessive non red) allele, while females have two: OO, Oo tortoiseshell or oo (non-red).
Tortoiseshell cats are almost invariably female. The O gene creates an orange cat because it converts the pigment that makes a cat black, eumelanin into orange pigment phaeomelanin.
Yellow cats are a dilute orange and the dilution comes from the incorporation of the d gene into the genotype. However, it seems that an orange cat does not have to be dilute to be yellow. “Ginger” or “marmalade” are other terms for orange in the cat fancy.

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Extra points if you can name this kitty!

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Red Sky Morning

Hope you are having a Ruby Red Day! Because of all the rain we have been getting lately, my husband and I were talking about this phrase. Neither of us could get it correct, so I decided to look it up and do a Ruby Red post on it.
The common phrase “Red sky at morning” is a line from an ancient rhyme often repeated by mariners during the past centuries:
‘Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, sailor take warning.’
William Shakespeare wrote:
“Like a red morn that ever yet betokened,
Wreck to the seaman, tempest to the field,
Sorrow to the shepherds, woe unto the birds,
Gusts and foul flaws to herdmen and to herds.”
According to the Bible, Jesus said: “When in evening, ye say, it will be fair weather: For the sky is red. And in the morning, it will be foul weather today; for the sky is red and lowering.”

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The rhyme is a rule of thumb for weather forecasting, dating back over 2,000 years, based on the reddish glow of the morning or evening sky, caused by haze or clouds related to storms in the region. Due to the rotation of the Earth, from west to east, storm systems tend to travel eastward across a local region of the globe. A reddish sunrise, caused by particles suspended in the air, often foreshadows an approaching storm, which will be arriving from the West, within the day. Conversely, a reddish sunset often indicates that a storm system is on the west side (same side as the sunset), travelling away from the viewer. A similar movement is noted all around the world, in both the northern and southern hemisphere.
There are occasions where a storm system might rain itself out before reaching the observer (who had seen the morning red sky). However, for ships at sea, the wind and rough seas, from an approaching storm system, could still be a problem, even without rainfall.
This concludes our Ruby Red Weather Forecast. Hope you enjoyed!

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Mellow Yellows

Hope everyone is having a Mellow Yellow Day!

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Eat Yellow For Health!

For me, Yellow is an instant mood booster, reminding me of sunshine, joy, and happiness. Yellow fruits and vegetables are just some of Mother Nature’s health benefits. Eating healthy yellow fruits and vegetables nourishes the body, mind, and soul.
Yellow fruits and vegetables are nutritional powerhouses. They contain bioflavonoids and carotenoids that function as antioxidants. Eating yellow fruits and vegetables is a great way to get Vitamin C.
Yellow fruits and vegetables contain nutrients that will help digestion, the heart, the immune system, and vision. Other natural benefits include: stronger bones and teeth, wound healing, and healthy skin.

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Yellow herbs are also good for health. The herb goldenseal can be used as a diuretic, astringent, antiseptic and it is also believed to heal skin rashes. Yellow dock is often used to help eliminate toxins, improve blood health and the flow of bile and other digestive juices, which can assist in the break down of fatty foods. Dandelion is known to assist with weight control, anemia and eliminate and reduce indigestion and gas build up.
*NOTE: Make sure you talk to your doctor before consuming any herbs for medicinal purposes.

Color Therapy: Yellow

•yellow is warm (yang) and is associated with things sunny, cheerful, joyous, optimistic, practical, confident, and illuminating. It is also associated with wisdom, knowledge, logic, and the mind.

•Yellow is used to benefit the adrenal glands, gallbladder, liver, muscles, nervous system, pancreas, and stomach.

•Illnesses that can be treated with yellow: allergies, arthritis, asthma, constipation, coughs, depression, diabetes, eczema, gallstones, gas, hiatal, hernia, hypothyroidism, indigestion, lymphatic congestion, motion sickness, and obesity.

•Yellow is a nerve stimulant; it can be helpful with depression, fear, and tension, and can soothe mental exhaustion.

•Yellow food often indicates the presence of lutein, magnesium, and vitamin C and limonene.

•Because it is a sharpening color that enhances alertness, concentration, communication, and focus, you will often find yellow on food packaging.

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Ruby Red May

Hope everyone is having a Ruby Red Day! At long last, the blazing sunshine is showing it’s face, chasing away all the rain; for a day or two at least. 🙂
May is here and flowers are blooming everywhere! Geraniums will be blooming soon, if not already in some places. Today, I want to talk about Red Geraniums and the benefits of Geranium Essential Oil.
Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
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Geranium is a shrub, of many different varieties, of scented flowers; apple, apricot, lemon, mint, orange, and nutmeg, just to name a few. Rose Geraniums and Palma Rose Geranium are the most commonly used in perfumery. Geranium has long been valued as an herb. It is native to South Africa, but Geranium Essential Oil was first produced by the French in the early nineteenth century.
Geranium Essential Oil is cultivated in China, Egypt, and Reunion. The essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of the shrub. Geranium Essential Oil has a delightful, fresh, rose-like aroma. It blends well with chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, lemon, sandalwood, and rose essential oils. It is used in Chopard’s Casmir.

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Health Benefits of Geranium Essential Oil include: anti-inflammatory, calming, diuretic, sedative, and tonic. Essential Oil of Geranium works as a tonic on the kidneys, reduces inflammation, treats menopausal problems, acts as a mood adjuster, and treats anxiety and depression.
Spiritually, Geranium Essential Oil resonates with feminine energy, Mother Earth, Goddess Culture, and healing the spirit. It should always be used with great respect. Essential Oil of Geranium helps bring balance, regeneration, steadiness, and tranquility to the spirit. Geranium Essential Oil offers comfort to the inner child while helping open hearts and heal the pain of memories.

Purchase Organic Geranium Essential Oil 1/2 oz. for $18.75 at:

Debra Mauldin, Certified Aromatherapist
Feel free to contact me about any questions you may have pertaining to using essential oils as aromatherapy. Please put ‘Aromatherapy’ in the subject line.

Aromatherapy Blends and Remedies by Franzesca Watson
Perfumes, Splashes and Colognes by Nancy M. Booth
The Fragrant Heavens by Valerie Ann Worwood

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Mellow Yellows

Hope everyone is having a Mellow Yellow Day! No bright yellow sunshine here today. It is raining again for the umpteenth time. Getting close to flood stage and we may have to build a yellow ark! There are some flash floods going on, but when the lake floods, we’ve got real problems!

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Good thing is the rain will help the lovely flowers grow, and when they bloom, the butterflies will come; Yellow Butterflies!

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Here in Alabama the Beautiful, our state butterfly is the Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. This butterfly was proclaimed Alabama’s State Butterfly in 1989.

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The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail is found throughout the Eastern U. S. and Canada. The familiar yellow with black stripes are the male of the species. The female tends to camouflage herself and are usually brown or black.

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