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September 08, 2010

Everyone knows that bananas are good for muscle spasms.

I went snowboarding this weekend and the next day my legs hurt like heck. My muscles were very tight and I actually had a muscle spasm while sitting in the car. They are the worst. I remember having one while I was paddling out to surf when I was a teenager. I started freaking out in the water, trying to straighten my leg to make the pain go away. Everyone surfing in the line-up thought I was being attacked by a shark and freaked out. Anyways, I got off track... so after I had the muscles spasm in the car, my friend enlightens me by telling me that I need to eat more bananas. The potassium in the bananas helps fight muscles tightening (hence... muscles spasms happen less frequently). It got me thinking about how monkeys and gorillas must never get muscle spasms. If I ever saw a gorilla in the zoo having a muscle spasm, I would complain to the zoo to have the gorilla's trainer fired for neglection.

- Nick Spears