WOW! A 5.0?!! That’s amazing!
#RP from @sancophaleague:
Akintunde Ahmad is a 6’1, 17 year Old Black Male from Oakland with dreadlocks. Defying the disadvantages and traps he had to overcome growing up he stands tall with 5.0 GPA and 2100 SAT score. The Oakland Technical School senior is also on the baseball team. He has be accepted to YALE and has offers from other IVY LEAGUE schools Columbia and Brown.
He told a story about when the recruiters came to his school to speak to him that everyone was looking at him funny when he walked into the library as if he was “lost or out of place”. “People looking at me funny is so common that it doesn’t stick out for me anymore, It’s something that I’ve gotten used to. I’ll leave this school and there will be teachers who never knew I was one of the people on the honor roll ” ~~Akintunde
Akintunde describes himself as “any other street dude on 98th Avenue” the neighborhood in which he grew up in. “That is underestimated and looked down upon”. SanCophaLeague Salute to Akintunde Ahmad!
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So a Banana is basically 80% sugar (starch, fructose & glucose) Great for fast energy. Not so much for anything else.
Not so fast! Many people make this mistake regularly, but if you dig deeper and look at what this chart and other studies say, bananas are not so easily dismissed!
Read these sources for understanding the appeal of bananas.
But here’s the skinny!
The amounts of fiber, starch, vitamins, and minerals are well balanced in bananas to offset that sugar. This means digestion is slowed and the sugars have more time to be used as fuel, and don’t have the same sugar-rush-energy-crash effect of many other foods. Scoring as low as 30 on the Glycemic Index, depending on ripeness, bananas are actually a low-sugar-rush food, not high, as people assume when they see the sugar count!
And the benefits go way beyond being a fast-energy food! Here’s a quick list of the other known and accepted benefits of bananas:
- Weight Loss
- Heart Function / Cardiovascular Protection
- Eye Health
- Ulcer Protection
- Digestive and Elimination Health
- Bone Health
- Kidney Health
- Protection from and Relief for Depression and SAD
- Protection Against Muscle Cramps
- PMS Symptom Reduction
- Immune System Health
- Type II Diabetes Prevention
- Swelling Reduction
- Blood Pressure Reduction, Stroke Prevention (Officially recognized by the FDA for this use)
- Cancer Prevention
- Blood Sugar Stabilization
- Aids in Nicotine Withdrawal Symptoms
And this is only my personal experience, but I find 2 bananas and 2 hard boiled eggs are perfect for my pre-run meal. I can run 6-10 miles carrying only a simple protein drink (200 calories) after eating my bananas and eggs, and I don’t hit The Wall or run out of energy before the end of my run, and I have a smooth, continuous flow of energy from start to finish.
So please, do not dismiss the banana and mentally place it in the same category as candy bars! They are, along with other fruits, a valuable source of nutrition and should be eaten regularly for your fitness and health goals!
Here’s the rule of thumb: If it’s whole, raw, and fresh, you should be eating a large variety of them in good quantities!
Now go enjoy and be healthy!
Are you an aspiring writer who would love to take some university courses on writing, but don’t have the money to spend on classes?
Well don’t fear. Here is a list of ten universities who are offering free online writing courses to anyone who wants to through a program called the OpenCourseWare Initiative.
Though on their own they won’t give you any official credits, the courses offered are quite in-depth, some taking up to sixteen weeks to complete and are comparable to the classes one would take in a professional writing degree program.
If you go to the link above, you’ll get more detailed links on these writing courses. Listed below are the universities offering the free writing courses:
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (mit.edu)
- Utah State University (usu.edu)
- Open University (open.ac.uk)
- University of Utah (utah.edu)
- University of Massachusetts Boston (umb.edu)
- Purdue University (owl.english.purdue.edu)
- Steven Barnes’ UCLA Writing Course (lifewrite.com)
- News University (newsu.com)
- E-Zine University (ezineuniversity.com)
- Wikiversity (wikiversity.org)