Monday 11 July 2016
The 50 Banana Challenge!
Still, I made it to age forty without getting scurvy, and if my growth was perhaps a bit stunted, I still managed to just make it in on the short side of average.
One item that has been on my 'don't like it' list for as long as I can remember is bananas. I never liked the taste; I never liked the squishy texture; I never liked they way they all seem to come with black bruises all over them. Nope, I just don't like them.
The problem is, bananas are just so ridiculously good for you! They are loaded with vitamins, give you a good shot of carbs before/during/after exercise, and have been linked to lowering blood pressure, reducing cancer risk, and helping with mood. Plus, all the cool athletes eat them!
I figure it is about time I gave bananas a chance.
Now, just the other day, my wife told me about an article that said you have to eat something fifty times before you know if you really like it. That seems strange to me. I already know I don't like bananas... Maybe though, fifty bananas would change my mind?
Today I am starting my own fifty banana challenge! I'm going to eat fifty of those suspiciously-shaped yellow suckers and see if it will change my mind. My plan is to eat them directly after cycling. I'm usually ravenously hungry at that point and more willing to eat anything.
The first banana has been consumed! The taste wasn't great, but it was tolerable. It was the texture that that caused me problems. It's just really unpleasant. Hopefully that is something that will go away over time. I'll let you know how it goes!